International

Jewish Leaders In Poland Awarded National Medals Of Honor

06/03/2015

Warsaw, Poland — Three Jewish leaders were awarded national medals of honor in recognition of their actions in promoting Poland abroad.

Child Holocaust Survivors Get $60 Million — In A Single Day

06/01/2015

The Claims Conference sent out payments totaling about $60 million in a single day last week – the first of an estimated 70,000 one-time payments of approximately $2,750 to child survivors of the Holocaust.

Iranian Negotiator: Nuclear Talks May Be Extended Beyond Deadline

05/28/2015

Talks to reach a nuclear agreement between Iran and the world powers may be extended beyond the stated June 30 deadline, Iran’s chief negotiator said.

Germany Sending $2,700 To Child Holocaust Survivors

‘Symbolic’ payments meant to recognize late-onset symptoms stemming from wartime trauma.

05/26/2015
Staff Writer

People who survived the Holocaust as children received last Friday a payment from the German government of €2,500, about $2,700.

Auschwitz and Belsen concentration camp survivor Eva Behar shows her number tattoo. Getty Images

Inquest: British Student Did Not Commit Suicide At ’03 Right-Wing Confab In Germany

05/26/2015

A British Jewish student who died in Germany 12 years ago after attending the conference of a far-right group did not commit suicide, a British coroner ruled.

Amy Schumer, New Joan Rivers?

The Jewish comedy queen busting the patriarchy, one sketch at a time.

05/21/2015
Staff Writer

Amy Schumer is hot right now.

Comedy Queen Amy Schumer. Getty Images.

Push To Muslims Could Face Headwinds

In wake of Pew study, outreach effort seen as ‘the great challenge of the 21st century.’

05/20/2015
Staff Writer

With the Muslim population of America more than doubling in the last seven years, according to the recently released Pew Research Center survey, “America’s Changing Religious Landscape,” the Jewish community appears poised to ramp up its outreach to Muslims.

The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom brings together Muslim and Jewish women. Courtesy of Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom

New Rules Pave Way For Polish Expat Pensions

Move marks first time U.S. Holocaust survivors can apply for monthly payments from Polish government.

05/19/2015
Staff Writer

Thousands of Holocaust survivors originally from Poland — more than 3,000 in New York alone — will for the first time be receiving applications to apply for $130-a-month pension payments from Poland, thanks to a law that took effect last month, The Jewish Week has learned.

Lusia Eimer

Madonna Posts Instagram Photo Of Hasidic Man, Arab Man About To Kiss

05/18/2015

Madonna’s Instagram photo of a Palestinian man and a Hasidic Jewish man about to kiss received nearly 66,000 Likes in one day.

Madonna caused controversy with this Instagram photo. JTA

German Neonatalogist, 102, Receives Ph.D. Denied By Nazis

05/18/2015

A 102-year-old German neonatologist passed her doctoral defense exam nearly eight decades after she was denied the opportunity by the Nazis.

Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport was refused entry into her oral exam because she was Jewish. Via independent.co.uk.
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