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$10 Million Grant Awarded to Museum of Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot

20 Tevet 5777 – January 17, 2017
The grant is the largest awarded to Beit Hatfutsot from a U.S. philanthropic foundation in its 40-year history.

No Joy in Yeshivaville: Ringling Brothers Strike their Tent after Passover

17 Tevet 5777 – January 15, 2017
The women-free show for the Orthodox Jewish audience included clowns, animals, tight-rope dancers, a basketball team on unicycles and acrobats.

UK to Loan Bust of Winston Churchill After Trump Requests Its Return to White...

17 Tevet 5777 – January 14, 2017
British aristocracy have apparently not yet recovered from President Obama's insult, despite the gesture of conciliation by a new incoming president.

‘Boycott This!’ Anti-BDS Documentary Makes It to Shorts Festivals [video]

16 Tevet 5777 – January 13, 2017
Viewers join comedian Brad Stine on a journey in search of truth that takes him across the US and Israel.

German Frozen Pizza Maker Returns Painting Nazis Forced Jewish Owner to Sell

14 Tevet 5777 – January 12, 2017
The heirs did not know their painting's whereabouts before Dr Oetker contacted them, saying they were going to return it 'for moral reasons.'

Hollywood Stars Welcome New Year in Israel

6 Tevet 5777 – January 3, 2017
Hollywood stars who greeted the New Year in Israel also met the 'Black Hebrew Israelites' mostly from Chicago, now living in Dimona.

Proper Zionist Response to UN Resolution: Knesset Inaugurates Jerusalem Jubilee Celebration

28 Kislev 5777 – December 28, 2016
The images will be displayed at the Knesset over the next two weeks, and then travel around the world in 2017, providing people everywhere with the opportunity to celebrate 50 years of a unified Jerusalem.

Ivanka Trump Posts Family Hanukkah Picture from the Pacific

27 Kislev 5777 – December 27, 2016
Donald Trump is about to become the very first US president who has halachically Jewish grandchildren (the Clintons' son-in-law is Jewish, too, but that's just not good enough for Jewish law).

Exhibition Examines How Jewish Artists View ‘That Man’

25 Kislev 5777 – December 25, 2016
Throughout history, Jesus was an anathema for the Jews who lived under Christian rule. But staring in the 19th century Jewish and Israeli artists have engaged with the figure of Jesus.

Exhibition: The Jewish Ghetto in Postcards from Eastern Europe to Downtown Manhattan

20 Kislev 5777 – December 20, 2016
From 1880 to 1924, one third of the Jewish population of Eastern Europe left shtetls and cities for the United States, fleeing persecution and seeking economic opportunity.

Jerusalem to Get $50 Million Arts Center

15 Kislev 5777 – December 14, 2016
The new Jerusalem center for the arts is part of a project to turn the city into a world capital of culture and the arts.

Anonymous Tip Helps Jewish Dealer’s Estate Recover Two Dutch Masters from German Auction

13 Kislev 5777 – December 13, 2016
In both cases, the sellers agreed to return the works in 'amicable discussions,' according to the Max Stern Foundation.

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

11 Kislev 5777 – December 10, 2016
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).

Senate to Vote on Holocaust Restitution as Vienna Philharmonic Returns Looted Painting

The law allows the heirs six years to sue in US court from the day they become aware of the existence and location of the looted object.

Heirs of Jewish Art Dealer Sue Bavaria over Works by Beckmann, Klee, Gris

8 Kislev 5777 – December 8, 2016
The Limbach Commission, a panel set up by Germany to return Nazi-looted art in public collections, has already issued a recommendation against returning a painting by Gris that used to hang in Flechtheim’s Berlin apartment.

Happy 100th Birthday, Mr. Issur Danielovitch, We Loved You in ‘Cast a Giant Shadow’

7 Kislev 5777 – December 7, 2016
All his children were born to non-Jewish mothers, but Douglas insists they were "aware culturally" of his "deep convictions," and he never tried to influence their own religious decisions.

Illegal Netanyahu Gold Statue to Be Removed from Tel Aviv Square

6 Kislev 5777 – December 6, 2016
The artist was no doubt referencing the gold statue of the past dictator of Turkmenistan Saparmurat Niyazov.

Cinema Jenin Shutting Down, Dashing Hopes for Culture, Art, in Suspicious City

1 Kislev 5777 – December 1, 2016
Many locals boycotted the cinema because unmarried men and women drank alcohol and even slept together in the guest house that was attached to Cinema Jenin.

Letters, Postcards, Show a Jewish-Identified, Pro-Zionist Author Stefan Zweig Who Prophesied Rise of Nazism

29 Heshvan 5777 – November 30, 2016
'Anti-Semitism, hatred, internal strife are all ancient elements of our historical destiny – always problematic. […] We must therefore look for a way out; we must be brave to remain within our destiny. If Judaism is a tragedy, let us live it.'

“Hate Spaces”: American Colleges and Their Jewish Students

28 Heshvan 5777 – November 29, 2016
The film Hate Spaces dissects the issue of gross indifference towards American Jews on universities nation-wide.

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