‘Biblical Sheep’ Heading To Israel With Help Of El Al, Canadian Couple

06/21/2016 - 10:32

Toronto – A rare breed of sheep said to be descended from Jacob’s flock referenced in the Bible will be shepherded to Israel with the help of a Canadian Jewish couple and Israel’s national airline.

Gil and Jenna Lewinsky posing with their “biblical sheep.” JTA

J Street Now Key Player In BDS War

Dovish lobby on front line in fight as new outreach effort to progressives emerges.

06/21/2016 - 22:18
Staff Writer

Since its founding in 2008, J Street, the “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobby, has been unabashedly critical of Israel’s continuing occupation of the West Bank and east Jerusalem, and many in the mainstream Jewish community treated the group as a pariah.

BDS activity at Columbia University. Can liberals better engage other liberals in Israel-bias fight? Hannah Dreyfus/JW

94-Year-Old Former Nazi Sentenced To Five Years in Prison

The SS guard, who served at Auschwitz, was found guilty of 170,000 counts of accessory to murder.

06/20/2016 - 12:36
Editorial Intern

Reinhold Hanning spent the early part of his 20’s as an SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp, during which time hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were killed. Now, Hanning, 94, will spend the latter years of his 90’s in prison after a German court sentenced him to five years on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder.

Former Auschwitz guard Reinhold Hanning is seen in court in Detmold, Germany on February 26, 2016. Getty Images

Hermann Goering’s Underpants Among Nazi Items At Auction In Germany

06/16/2016 - 11:21

An auction of Nazi memorabilia in Munich includes underpants worn by Hermann Goering and socks worn by Adolf Hitler.

Hermann Goering speaking with a foreign journalist in his private garden in Augsburg , Germany, May 13, 1945. JTA

Tel Aviv And Orlando: Tied By Terror

A restaurant and a nightclub in the bloody grip of the new normal.

06/14/2016 - 11:21
Contributing Editor

The clean and tidy Sarona Market of Tel Aviv is hard to look at this week. My eyes show me a nice place, ideal for meeting friends and getting a bite to eat. My brain jumps, again and again, to the “blood mixed together with the food and the coffee.”

A memorial service for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shootings in Orlando, Fl. on June 13, 2016. Getty Images

In Remote Madagascar, A New Community Chooses To Be Jewish

06/07/2016 - 12:20

Antananarivo, Madagascar — A nascent Jewish community was officially born in Madagascar last month when 121 men, women and children underwent Orthodox conversions on the remote Indian Ocean island nation better known for lemurs, chameleons, dense rain forests and vanilla.

Jewish Revival in Madagascar. JTA

Muhammad Ali Pleaded For Daniel Pearl’s Life

06/06/2016 - 11:01

Los Angeles — When Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped by Islamic extremists in January 2002, the most famous American Muslim of the day, Muhammad Ali, pleaded publicly for his release and life.

Muhammad Ali arriving at the Grand Opening Gala of the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky, Nov. 19, 2005. JTA

Despite Israel’s Objections, Peace Summit Opens In Paris

06/03/2016 - 11:36

U.S., European and Arab diplomats are meeting in Paris for a French-led effort to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, despite opposition by Israel.

French President Francois Hollande returning to the presidential Elysee palace. JTA

How BDS Is Failing

With little-to-no economic impact according to new report, what is at stake for Israel?

06/03/2016 - 09:57
Staff Writer

Despite growing international efforts to boycott Israel’s economy, an examination of foreign capital flow into the country shows the opposite trend is in effect.

A banner protesting Israeli policies at Columbia University during Israel Apartheid Week. Hannah Dreyfus/JW

Why Scientists Are Fighting About The Origins Of Yiddish – And The Jews

05/26/2016 - 11:30

Science has finally provided evidence of what Jewish “Star Wars” fans long suspected: Yoda is a member of the tribe — or at least he speaks like one.

The “Star Wars” character Yoda’s uncommon grammar is used by a geneticist to explain his theory on the origins of Yiddish. JTA
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