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Lost Teens Still With Us

Vigil for ‘our boys’ united us in concern and caring.

07/01/2014 - 20:00
Associate Editor

As we say in the Prayer for Dew (“the symbol of youthful promise”), with the boys in another world, “With His consent I shall speak of mysteries.”

Aryeh Kalb, 13, attends a vigil in New York in remembrance of three Israeli boys who were kidnapped and murdered. Getty Images

'With My Besties At Auschwitz:' Irreverence Or Defiance?

Facebook page sparks global outrage; provokes big questions.

06/26/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Two Israeli high school students draped in Israeli flags stood in the snow-topped forest of Treblinka, turned an iPhone around to face them, and snapped a smiling picture. The shot later appeared on Facebook with the caption “#Trablinka #poland #jewish.”

Israeli teenagers take selfies while visiting Auschwitz. Via Facebook.com

French Court Orders Extradition Of Alleged Brussels Museum Shooter

06/25/2014 - 20:00

A French court ordered the extradition of Mehdi Nemmouche, the Frenchman suspected of killing four people at the Jewish museum in Brussels.

On Thursday, the court in Versailles approved Nemmouche’s extradition to Belgium to face murder charges, according to reports.

Nemmouche has been in police custody on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and possession of weapons since his arrest on May 30 in the southern French city of Marseille.

Jewish Journalists Urged To Tell Israel’s Story

But a disconnect loomed at first Jewish Media Summit in 14 years.

06/24/2014 - 20:00
Editor And Publisher

Jerusalem — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed a group of 140 Jewish journalists from 32 countries to Israel on Sunday evening and charged them with the task of speaking out against “the rising tide” of anti-Semitism in Europe and the “dangerous” deal being negotiated between the U.S. and Iran over Tehran’s nuclear program.

France’s New Chief Rabbi Calls For Inclusiveness

06/23/2014 - 20:00

Paris - France’s newly elected chief rabbi has vowed to pursue a path of inclusiveness and restore the confidence of the country’s half a million Jewish community, badly shaken by anti-Semitic attacks and a recent scandal over religious divorce.

Ukrainian Jewish Lawmaker Oleksandr Feldman Menaced In Kiev

06/22/2014 - 20:00

Oleksandr Feldman, a Ukrainian lawmaker and Jewish leader, said he was threatened in Kiev by uniformed men who hurled anti-Semitic insults at him.

French Jews Elect New Chief Rabbi

06/22/2014 - 20:00

The Jewish community of France elected Rabbi Haim Korsia, the French army’s Jewish chaplain, as its new chief rabbi.

Philly Man, 89, Arrested For Nazi-Era Crimes

06/18/2014 - 20:00

An 89-year-old Philadelphia man, Johann Breyer, was arrested for abetting murder during his time as a Nazi guard at Auschwitz and Buchenwald.

Pope Francis: ‘Inside every Christian is a Jew’

06/16/2014 - 20:00

Vatican City – Underscoring the close ties between Christianity and Judaism and calling Holocaust denial “madness,” Pope Francis told an interviewer that “inside every Christian is a Jew.”

The Pope meets Israeli president Shimon Peres for a peace prayer in June. Getty Images

Moise Safra, Billionaire Philanthropist, Dies At 79

06/16/2014 - 20:00

Moise Safra, a billionaire banker and philanthropist, died at 79 in Brazil.

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