International

Ronald Lauder Warns Swiss Museum Not To Take Gurlitt Collection

11/03/2014 - 19:00

World Jewish Congress leader Ronald Lauder warned a Swiss museum to turn down the collection of masterpieces bequeathed to it from the Cornelius Gurlitt collection.

Anti-Semitic Social Media Targets Jewish MP

11/02/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

A torrent of anti-Semitic tweets and emails – including a death threat -- to Luciana Berger, a Jewish member of the British parliament, has prompted a parliamentary debate tomorrow [Tuesday] on the matter.

Kerry Calls Netanyahu, Apologizes For Anonymous ‘Chickenshit’ Remark

11/02/2014 - 19:00

Jerusalem — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a phone call to Benjamin Netanyahu apologized for a U.S. official’s anonymous attack describing the Israeli prime minister as “chickenshit.”

Court Strips Dieudonne Of Damages For Cancellation Of Anti-Semitic Show

10/30/2014 - 20:00

A French appeals court nullified a lower tribunal’s award of damages to the comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala for the cancellation of his show for its anti-Semitic content.

Ukrainian Jews Satisfied With Far-Right’s Crash In Elections

10/30/2014 - 20:00

Representatives of Ukraine’s Jewish communities said they were pleased with the stinging defeat of nationalist candidates in parliamentary elections.

Museum Turns Nazi-Looted Painting To Wall To Raise Money For Restitution

10/29/2014 - 20:00

Berlin — A museum in Germany has come up with a novel plan to buy back a painting stolen from a Jewish collector during the Nazi era.

‘Museum Of Life’

Amid growing European anti-Semitism, new Jewish institution in Poland ‘reveals hope.’

10/28/2014 - 20:00

Warsaw, Poland — In a Europe wracked by fears of rising anti-Semitism, and in a country whose Jews were all but annihilated in the Holocaust, a dazzling new “museum of life” celebrates the Jewish past and looks forward to a vital future.

Brandeis’ Antony Polonsky, chief historian of the museum, visits the museum’s core exhibition. JTA

Fashion’s Most Modest: Blog Roundup

Making fashionable modesty possible for the modern woman.

10/26/2014 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Crop-tops and sequined mini skirts may be in style, but they are not “mod.”

Celebrities modeling modest fashion. Via yuobserver.org

Danish Health Director: No Reason To Ban Milah

10/23/2014 - 20:00

Denmark’s national health authority sees no risks to justify recommending a ban on the non-medical circumcision of boys, the body’s director said in parliament.

The Danish Health and Medicines Authority’s director-general, Else Smith, made the statement during her address at a debate in the Danish parliament on Wednesday on the custom, which two Danish parties and the kingdom’s children’s ombudsman support banning because they find it violates children’s rights.

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