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Amy Winehouse Foundation Opens Home For Recovering Addicts

Up to 16 women will call Amy’s House, a place for post-rehab transition, home.

08/03/2016 - 15:59
Editorial Intern

Five years after the death of singer Amy Winehouse, the Amy Winehouse Foundation is set to open a home for women struggling with alcohol and drug addiction.

Amy Winehouse performing in London. Barney Britton/Getty Images.

Rio’s Jews In ‘State Of Caution’

Amid terrorists’ calls to hit Summer Games, Jewish community bracing for 40,000 visitors.

08/03/2016 - 08:53
Staff Writer

In Rio de Janeiro, the Jewish community’s calendar over the next two weeks is conspicuously empty: no major communal dinners or social events are scheduled.

Security is tight at Maracana Stadium in advance of this week’s start of the Summer Games in Rio. TEMPLE CREDIT: Courtesy of AJC

Swedish Muslim Takes On Anti-Semitism

08/02/2016 - 11:49
RNS

Siavosh Derakhti, a young Swedish Muslim honored in Europe and the U.S. for his campaign to counter anti-Semitism, always explains his motivation by invoking David.

Siavosh Derakhti stands alnoe during a trip to Auschwitz with his parents. Photo courtesy of Siavosh Derakhti

Israel and U.S. Close To Signing Aid Deal

Final round of negotiations is underway as deal comes to fruition.

08/01/2016 - 16:12
Editorial Intern

A senior Israeli official is set to meet with members of the Obama Administration Monday to finalize an aid deal between the two countries, according to a statement released by the Israeli Prime Minister’s office last week.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Obama at the White House in 2014.  Win McNamee/Getty Images.

Pope Francis Becomes Newest Krakow JCC Member

08/01/2016 - 12:24

Pope Francis is the newest member of the Krakow Jewish Community Center.

JCC Executive Director Jonathan Ornstein presented the pontiff with a JCC membership card and an acid-green JCC T-shirt during a reception Sunday at the residence of the archbishop in Krakow.

Pope Francis receiving his membership card to the Krakow Jewish Community Center from its director, Jonathan Ornstein. JTA

2016 Olympics: 7 Jewish American Olympians To Watch In Rio

08/01/2016 - 12:11
JTA

There are athletes, and then there are Olympic athletes. And then there are Jewish Olympic athletes.

2016 Summer Olympics. JTA

Pope Pays Silent But ‘Important’ Visit To Auschwitz

07/29/2016 - 11:03

Pope Francis visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau former Nazi death camp in Poland, in what the World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder said was an “important signal to the world.”

Pope Francis visiting Auschwitz, July 29, 2016. Screenshot from YouTube

US Rabbi Calls On Pope Francis To Remove Church At Auschwitz II

07/28/2016 - 12:29

On the eve of Pope Francis’ visit to Auschwitz, a U.S. rabbi has called on him to remove a Catholic church from the premises of the Nazi death camp.

The railway track leading to the infamous “Death Gate” at the Auschwitz II Birkenau extermination camp in Oswiecim, Poland. JTA

This Lithuanian Concentration Camp Is Now A Wedding Venue

07/26/2016 - 10:35
JTA

Kaunas, Lithuania — In this drab city 55 miles west of Vilnius, there are few heritage sites as mysterious and lovely looking as the Seventh Fort.

A film crew preparing to record at the former concentration camp known as the Seventh Fort in Kaunas, Lithuania, July 2016. JTA

European Leaders Turn To Israel For Militant-Spotting Technology

In the wake of recent terror attacks by self-radicalized militants, the European Union looks to Israel for advanced detection technology.

07/19/2016 - 15:45
Editorial Intern

The European Union, whose member nations are increasingly the targets of terrorism, is turning to Israel to detect terrorism and prevent attacks.

European Union flag flies over the Old City in Jerusalem, Israel. Ahmad Gharabli/Getty Images.
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