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Israeli Fans Swoon As Queen Plays ‘Hava Nagila,’ Adam Lambert Tries Hebrew

09/13/2016 - 13:45
JTA

The greatest Jewish moment of the Queen+Adam Lambert concert came from the most unexpected of places.

American singer Adam Lambert performing with the British band Queen at a concert in Park Hayarkon, Tel Aviv, Sept. 12, 2016. JTA

Remembering Mother Teresa

09/13/2016 - 13:29
Special To The Jewish Week

The canonization of Mother Teresa last week brings back memories of an encounter with her some years ago in her Children's Shelter in Kolkata (formerly called Calcutta) India.

Kolkata's kaleidoscope of teeming streets, sprawling markets and chaotic taxis has always mesmerized me.

This file photo taken 12 December 1979 shows Mother Teresa in Oslo with the Nobel Peace Prize she received. Getty Images

Two Israeli Biochemists Awarded The Horwitz Prize

Howard Cedar and Aharon Razin were granted the award for advancing understanding of epigenetics.

09/13/2016 - 12:57
Editorial Intern

Two Israeli professors from Jerusalem’s Hebrew University have walked away with this year’s Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize. The prize is the latest in a long list of prestigious honors for New York-born Dr. Howard Cedar, 73, and his long-time collaborator, 81-year-old Dr. Aharon Razin.

Aharon Razin and Howard Cedar, winners of this year's prestigious Horwitz Prize. Hebrew University.

For Hebrew School, It Takes A Village

From Queens to Minneapolis to Houston, supplemental programs are increasingly joining forces across denominational lines.

09/13/2016 - 10:21
Staff Writer

Eight years ago, the Hebrew school at Hillcrest Jewish Center was facing tough times.

“We were losing students,” said Robert Zuckerman, vice president of the Conservative congregation in Fresh Meadows.

A holiday puppet show is among the programs offered by the Ohr Chadash Religious School in Queens. Courtesy of OHR CHADASH

Israeli Father Who Died Waiting For Return Of Soldier Son’s Remains Wrote To His Boy

09/12/2016 - 13:41

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Herzl Shaul, who died waiting for the remains of his son, Oron, to be returned by Hamas, wrote a farewell letter to his son showing that he firmly believed he would return.

Herzl and Zehava Shaul have no definitive proof that their son Oron died after he was captured July 2014 by Hamas in Gaza. JTA

Abbas Says Israel, Not Palestinians, Committing ‘Ethnic Cleansing’

09/12/2016 - 13:36

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas responded to a video released by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying it is Israel, not the Palestinians, who are committing “ethnic cleansing.”

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas posing for photographs at the European Parliament in Brussels, June 23, 2016. JTA

Israeli Rower, Moran Samuel, Wins Bronze At Rio Paralympics

The medal, awarded Sunday morning in the 1,000-meter final, is Israel's first at the event.

09/11/2016 - 11:14

Israeli rower Moran Samuel won a bronze in the 1,000-meter final at the Rio Paralympics.

Israel's Moran Samuel (back) competing in the in the London 2012 Paralympics. Getty Images

Jewish Woman In Iconic World War II Times Square Kiss Photo Dies At 92

09/11/2016 - 11:05

Greta Zimmer Friedman, the Jewish refugee whose Times Square kiss from a sailor on the day World War II ended became an iconic photo, has died.

George Mendonsa kissing Greta Zimmer in Times Square in Manhattan, New York City, Aug. 14, 1945. JTA

Israel Joins U.S. In Marking 15th Anniversary Of 9/11

09/11/2016 - 10:51
JTA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu marked the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States.

Smoke billowing from the twin towers in New York City on September 11, 2001. JTA

In Wake of Hate-Filled BDS Hearing, A Jewish-Caucus Holdout Chooses Sides

Park Slope pol signs on to City Council pro-Israel resolution.

09/09/2016 - 18:26
Deputy Managing Editor

Park Slope Councilman Brad Lander told The Jewish Week he will support a City Council resolution condemning the Israel boycott movement following a tumultuous hearing on the motion on Thursday. 

BDS supporters use twinkle fingers to show support for a speaker, before the meeting spun out of control. Renee Harari/JW
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