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2000 Years of Jewish Culture Exhibition at London’s Shapero Rare Books

Bernard Shapero said that “the whole exhibition shows the positive side of Judaism. There’s no Holocaust material or anti-Semitic material, which forms a large part of collecting in this field.”

German Frozen Pizza Maker Reveals Nazi Art Loot in Company Collection

Rudolf-August Oetker was the grandson of Dr. August Oetker. He ran the company from 1944 to 1981.

‘Holy Trash’ Exhibition Turns Lost Synagogue Books into Stone [video]

My Genizah is a hard-edge, personal commentary on the making of the Jewish archive from the documents of the Genizah.

Earliest Ten Commandments Tablet On Auction in Beverly Hills

Bidders are required to agree to place the object on public exhibition, as per a stipulation by the Israel Antiquities Authority, which designated the artifact a "National Treasure" of Israel.

Left Irate: Habima National Theater to Perform in Kiryat Arba-Hebron

Culture Minister Miri Regev (Likud) issued a directive whereby theatrical institutions that perform in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria will receive a 10% increase in their state budgets.

Kim Kardashian Hires IDF Special Force Vet

Cohen owns a security company for celebrities in the US, with clients such as Brad Pitt and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Einstein’s Letter to his Son on Solving Unified Field Theory on Auction

Einstein wrote: "I am now very happy because I finally solved to my total satisfaction, after immensely intensive work, my gravitation-electricity problem. This, in a way, concludes my life’s work."

Heirs of Jewish Refugee Suing Met over Stolen Picasso

According to the suit, the original, Jewish owner sold the painting under duress for $13,200, when he and his wife were in Paris, to pay for their escape to Brazil.

Large First Temple Period Gate-Shrine Excavated in Central Israel

Minister Miri Regev said “the uncovering of these finds joins a long list of discoveries that enlighten us about our historic past, a past that is manifested in our country’s soil and in the writings of the Book of Books.”

‘Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven’ at the Met [video]

A kind of Jerusalem fever gripped much of the world from about 1000 to 1400. Across three continents, thousands made their way to the Holy City—from Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions alike.

Conference Debating Bringing Holocaust Images to Life [video]

In today's digital age, such film footage is particularly compelling and stirring, granting us a glimpse into a living memory of a world that was – and is no longer.

The Golem Comes to Life in Berlin’s Jewish Museum [video]

The exhibition uses the golem figure to examine topics like creativity, creation, power, and redemption.

‘Mrs. Carl Meyer and her Children’ at the Jewish Museum

Lady Meyer was a socially concerned philanthropist supporting working class women, underprivileged families, and women’s suffrage.

Mighty British ‘Queen’ Rock Band Seizes the Night, the Crowd and Traffic in Tel...

The long-awaited, deeply delightful, hugely majestic classical rock band 'Queen' performed in Tel Aviv's Yarkon Park at last. All is right with the musical world.

New Fund Honoring Itzhak Perlman to Help Include Disabled in Jewish Life

Itzhak Perlman received the $1 million Genesis Prize for his outstanding achievement as a classical musician and for his dedication to improving the lives of people with disabilities.

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.

Operation Safari Rescuing Gaza Beasts Completed at Erez Crossing

Over the last two years, the ministry transferred lions, a horse and other animals.

Steven Hill, Star of ‘Law & Order,’ ‘Mission: Impossible,’ Dead at 94

Hill only lasted one season on “Mission: Impossible,” because he was "difficult to work with," most notably because he refused to work late on Fridays, because of his Shabbat observance.

Already World’s Gayest City, Tel Aviv Claiming Spot as Friendliest to Dogs

The 25,000 Tel Avivian dogs enjoy 70 public dog parks, that's 1.3 dog parks for every 250 acres.

Jewish Actor Fyvush Finkel, 93, Passes Away

Famed Jewish actor Philip 'Fyvush' Finkel was born in Brownsville, NY. He brought to life several characters in 'Fiddler on the Roof.'

Surrealist Postmodern Jewish Artist Esther Warkov Showing at WAG

WAG is actually showing two Jewish artists who dabble in the surreal, Warkov and Marc Chagall.

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.

German Culture Minister Promises Reform of Judenfrei Nazi Loot Commission

German Culture Minister Monika Grütters told the New York Times last March that a Jewish member on the committee “would be the only voice who would be prejudiced.”

Jewish Photographer Dorothy Bohm Brings Back ‘Sixties London’ [video]

Bohm escaped Nazism in 1939 when she was sent to England to finish her schooling, armed with a Leica camera handed to her by her father as she was departing.

Parents of Russian-Jewish Star Trek Actor Sue Fiat Chrysler for Son’s Death

The parents of Russian-Jewish actor Anton Yelchin sue Fiat Chrysler over their son's death.

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