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Holder of Possible Nazi-Looted Art Treasure Trove Now Cooperating

The holder of a vast trove of potentially Nazi-looted artwork has agreed to cooperate with officials

Jewish Stars of ‘Star Trek’ Shill for VW

Volkswagen tries to cleanse its Nazi-linked past.

Report: San Diego JCC Drops Eyal Golan Show over Sex Allegations

A Jewish community center in San Diego cancelled a concert by Eyal Golan amid suspicions that the Israeli singer had sex with minors, an...

18th Century Jewish Manuscript Found in Garage

The 300-year-old manuscript that was found in a heap of garbage.

Actor Will Smith Slips in Quietly to Visit Western Wall, Jerusalem

Actor Will Smith told reporters the Western Wall is "very spiritual, very powerful" and he feels "honored to be here."

Israel Ranks as Third-Largest US Television Content Provider

Israel ranks as the third-largest provider of U.S. television content after the U.K. and the Netherlands, Forbes reported. Three Israeli companies—Armoza Formats, Keshet Media Group,...

New Ethiopian-Israeli Soldier Film to Be Released on Independence Day [video]

Born and raised in an Ethiopian village, Mekonen was a 12-year-old shepherd when his father died suddenly, less than a day before his family was to move to Israel.

Bono Kisses Off BDS with Kiss on Shimon Peres’ Cheek [video]

The former president was one of 20,000 in Toronto to watch Bono.

They’re Australian, They’re Orthodox, They’re a Fashion Hit

Influenced by their experience as mothers, entrepreneurs, and fashion lovers, Chaya and Simi combine a relaxed, easy-to wear vibe with a high-end aesthetic.

Gene Wilder, Iconic Jewish Comedian and Actor, Dead at 83

One of Hollywood's finest and funniest comedians has been silenced forever. Gene Wilder passes away at age 83.

Lithuania, Not Israel, Embraces Surrealist Shmuel Bak with Dedicated State Museum

The Samuel Bak Museum which was opened this month is a new branch of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum. Bak donated more than 60 of his paintings, and plans to send many more.

Barenboim to Conduct German Orchestra in Iran Despite Israel’s Protests and the Absence of...

Iranian born Tennor Ramtin Ghazavi, a frequent performer at Italy's La Scala, on Tuesday told San Jose Mercury News that the Islamic revolution that removed the Shah in 1979 "takes a dim view" of most musical forms, including opera.

Israeli Film “Foxtrot” Wins First Runner Up at Venice International Film Festival

The film is controversial, dealing with the issue of a cover up when a deadly mistake is made by IDF soldiers.

Patti Smith Forgets Lines as Nobel Awarded to Bob Dylan in Absentia [video]

Also, Literature? How is Dylan getting a prize for literature when he's a songwriter? Who makes the decisions over there, the Norwegian parliament? (Yes).

Jordan Debating ‘Wonder Woman’ Screening After Lebanon Ban

'The lead character supports the killing of children and we should boycott the movie.'

For Women Only – Dames of the Dance

Jumping. Tapping, Flying across the stage. More than 100 Jewish women are on their toes (literally) this week at Dames of the Dance

Together on One Stage: Fried, Shwekey to Star in United Hatzalah Benefit Concert

Tickets now on sale for Oct. 1 show at Jerusalem International Convention Center

Summer Project: Flood the Internet with Subversive Temple Mount Images

The cops could not tell a photoshopped image from the real thing, and warned Brosh to cease and desist his subversive activities.

Isidor Kaufmann’s ‘A Young Jewish Bride’ Auctioned

The subject of a Jewish woman is rare in Kaufmann's work, making this particular painting very unique.

Legendary Jewish Photographer Madame d’Ora’s Work on Display in Hamburg

In Austria, in 1945-6, Madame d’Ora documented the fate of refugees near Vienna, acting for the first time as a social reporter.

Painter Jonasz Stern’s ‘Landscape after the Holocaust’ in Krakow Museum

Painter Jonasz Stern left a permanent mark on the Polish art of the 20th century.

Little Arab Attention as Yasser Arafat Museum Inaugurated

The museum depicts Arafat’s role in the rise of Palestinian nationalism as a reaction to the arrival of Zionism.

New Play About the Murder of ‘Stern Gang’ Leader

Seventy-three years after Avraham Stern (Yair) was killed by British detectives, a new English-language play is bringing Stern’s ideas and poetry to the stage.

New Journalism Photographer Danny Lyon Retrospective in Switzerland

Lyon’s earliest photographs were part of the US Civil Rights Movement. In 1962, at the age of 20, he hitch-hiked to Illinois, to shoot his first rally.

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