Briefs

Digging Under Mount Moriah With TV’s ‘Dig’

04/13/2015

Archaic prayers, hidden keys and secret religious orders — such are the elements of the latest episode of the USA Network’s biblical conspiracy action series “Dig.”

Does Don Draper Want To Be Jewish?

04/06/2015

Spoiler alert: The post below discusses the content of “Mad Men” Season 7, Episode 8 (“Severance”)

Dutch royals move toward restituting Nazi-looted artwork

04/01/2015

The Dutch royal family contacted the heirs of a Nazi-looted painting’s owners as a step toward restitution.

London Jewish couple honored for rescuing killer they helped to convict

04/01/2015

London police honored a Jewish Orthodox couple for helping to solve a murder case and for rescuing a wounded man from Turkish mafia thugs who tried to kill him.

Museum of Jewish Heritage, Folksbiene to partner and possibly merge

04/01/2015

Two New York Jewish cultural organizations are expected to sign a partnership agreement that could lead to a merger.

International Jewish philanthropists donate funds to secure Danish Jewish institutions

04/01/2015

A group of international philanthropists donated 100,000 euros, or about $108,000, to the Danish Jewish community to increase security at its institutions.

Florida synagogue sets world record for largest tallit

04/01/2015

 A synagogue in Boca Raton, Fla., has set a world record for the largest prayer shawl.

The Guinness Book of World Records certified a special tallit made for the Boca Raton Synagogue, a modern Orthodox congregation, for its yearly Simchat Torah service. The new category was certified earlier this month, the Florida Sun Sentinel reported.

GW student gov’t addresses swastika incidents with request for added security

04/01/2015

 In the aftermath of swastikas found in a residence hall, the student senate at George Washington University asked the university to install more security cameras in dorms.

Members of Israel’s 20th Knesset sworn in

04/01/2015

A record 28 women and 39 first-time lawmakers were among the 120 members of Israel’s 20th Knesset sworn in.

Dermer: Israel Must Speak Up On Iran Threat

04/01/2015

 Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, said Israel should never be afraid to speak up on issues such as the Iranian threat to the Jewish state.

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