Briefs

Survivors Relive Horrors Of ‘Model Ghetto’ Theresienstadt

01/27/2015 - 19:00

Dozens of survivors of the Theresienstadt concentration camp near Prague returned to the site for a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of their rescue.

Argentine President Backing Measure To Disband Intel Agency

01/27/2015 - 19:00

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said she supports a bill to dissolve the country’s main intelligence agency, which she accused of conspiring against her government.

Hollande Tells French Jews ‘France Is Your Country’

01/27/2015 - 19:00

 French President Francois Hollande told French Jews “your place is here,” responding to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call for French Jews to emigrate to Israel in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.

Can Short Hemlines Shorten Your Life?

Bus-side modesty campaign draws criticism.

01/20/2015 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Does the length of a woman’s skirt affect the length of her life?

Bus side

At Least 12 Injured, Four Critically, In Stabbing Spree On Tel Aviv Bus

01/20/2015 - 19:00

Tel Aviv — At least 12 people were wounded, some seriously, when a Palestinian man stabbed passengers and the driver on a Tel Aviv bus.

Atheist Parents Take On Christian ‘Good News Club’ With ‘Better News Club’

01/07/2015 - 19:00

A group of atheists in Rochester, N.Y., has bad news for the Good News Club, a Christian after-school club for children.

7 Ways Religious Affiliation Will (And Won’t) Change In The New Congress

01/04/2015 - 19:00

Republicans will take full control of Capitol Hill when the 114th Congress is sworn in on Tuesday (Jan. 6), but even with a political shift, there will be little change in the overall religious makeup of Congress, according to a new analysis from the Pew Research Center.

The Religious Makeup of the 114th Congress. Courtesy of Pew Research Center

American Jewish Coalition Wants To Break Israel’s Chief Rabbinate Monopoly

01/04/2015 - 19:00

A broad coalition of American Jews last month formed the Jewish Religious Equality Coalition — or J-REC — to pressure Israel to diminish the role of Orthodox rabbis who control so much of Jewish life in Israel.

Survey: Arabs And Jews Share Israeli Pride, Shaky Faith In Gov’t

01/04/2015 - 19:00

Jerusalem — Both Jews and Arabs are proud to be Israeli, but neither has great faith in the government, an annual poll showed.

American Historical Association Rejects Vote On Anti-Israel Resolutions

01/04/2015 - 19:00

Anti-Israel resolutions presented at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association did not come up for a vote after members rejected a vote to suspend the group’s by-laws.

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