President Barack Obama awarded 24 American giants of the arts and humanities with medals on Thursday, lauding their accomplishments - and sharing some laughs.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — A slate of 20 senators urged President Barack Obama to posthumously award Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel the Presidential Medal of Freedom, one of the nation’s highest honors. The letter made public Wednesday, spearheaded by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, cited the role of Heschel, who fled Nazi-era Germany, in advancing the cause of…
A Jewish World War I veteran will be posthumously awarded the nation’s highest military honor 97 years after his heroic actions against the Germans.
A Jewish World War I hero is eligible for the nation’s highest military honor.
Protesting the Gaza war, Dutchman Henk Zanoli returned his Righteous Gentile medal to Israel, where the boy he saved still has family. How do they feel about Zanoli’s decision?
Feminist Gloria Steinem and Princeton psychologist Daniel Kahneman were among some of the most famous figures in American sports, politics and music were awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday by President Barack Obama.
Dr. Ruth talks about upbringing
Westheimer talks about how her orphanage trained the girls to be housemaids so that they could earn a living.
Westheimer acknowledges that a good sense of humor is a helpful tool for teachable moments.
Westheimer expresses concern for the provocatively dressed.