Across Israel, Meir Panim responds to the growing needs of the country’s 1.75 million impoverished residents through various food and social service programs.
A history of New York Jewry took Jewish book of the year honors in the 2012 National Jewish Book Awards.
The three-volume “City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York,” published by the New York University Press and edited by Deborah Dash Moore, won the Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year award, the Jewish Book Council announced Jan. 15.
Author and Nobel Prize-winning neuropsychiatrist Eric R. Kandel was the recipient of the Jewish Book Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award and will deliver the keynote address at the awards event on March 14 at the Center for Jewish History in New York.
Another winning anthology was “Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame,” edited by Franklin Foer and former Tablet Magazine editor Marc Tracy.
In the American Jewish Studies category, Laura Arnold Leibman’s “Messianism, Secrecy and Mysticism: A New Interpretation of Early American Jewish Life” took top honors, while Brandeis University professor and JTA board member Jonathan Sarna was among the finalists for his book, “When General Grant Expelled the Jews.”
Journalist and critic Francesca Segal took top fiction honors with “The Innocents,” a love and coming of age story based on Edith Wharton’s “The Age of Innocence.”
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Her faith she had to hide,
To find out the king tried
But no answer would ever come from
What made this apple decay and grow mold,
This is a message for both young and old.
Purim around here is crazy. And I’m not just talking about the amount of questions I get.
When Hitler entered Prague in March 1939, many Czech Jews managed to escape to Palestine, including Alice’s twin Mariane and her families.
I came to the conclusion a long time ago that I have to do what is right for me – as long as it’s “ halachically kosher” and doesn’t negatively impact on others – and not worry too much about what others think.
Thank you for your amazing letter. I wish you hatzlachah in your new marriage, and may your letter bring more sensitivity to others regarding this issue.
The truth is that you never know what’s going on in a house until you live in it.
A recent occurrence has put it all into perspective for me.
Under the direction of religious studies teacher Mrs. Sharon Ciment, the girls raised a significant amount for this worthy cause.
Shabbos at Young Israel of Sunny Isles is a delight. The beautiful davening and shiurim are followed by a delicious kiddush and seudah shelishit. Yom tovim are times of celebration for the entire community.
The performers stood in front of a wall covered with beautiful graphic designs crafted by H.A. students.
The extraordinary work of Chai Lifeline Southeast reaches as far north as Maryland and as far west as Texas.
Rabbi Weberman is the senior Orthodox rabbi of South Florida. He has been spiritual leader of Ohev Congregation since 1969 and served as president of the Orthodox Rabbinical Council of South Florida since 1979.
The Israel Defense Forces called up a limited number of reservists following a second day of rocket attacks from Gaza on southern Israel.
A New York man has gone to court for the return of several Nazi-looted artworks from the controversial collection of Cornelius Gurlitt in Munich. David Toren, 88, whose father and uncle were art collectors in the pre-war German city of Breslau, sued in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., earlier this month to demand the […]
Ira Forman, the Obama administration’s special envoy on anti-Semitism, disputed claims by Russian President Vladimir Putin that Ukrainian revolutionaries were spreading hatred of Jews. In an interview published Thursday in the Jewish Daily Forward, Forman said Putin’s assertions were not credible. “We have no indication that what President Putin has been saying about anti-Semitism has […]
Tokyo Metropolitan Police reportedly have arrested a man in connection with the vandalism of hundreds of copies of “The Diary of Anne Frank” in city libraries. The Tokyo resident, identified as an “unemployed man in his 30s,” made a statement admitting to some involvement in the vandalism of the books in February, according to a […]
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., received a $10 million grant from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation. The museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies will be renamed the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and will concentrate on Holocaust studies throughout the world. The center sponsors […]
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A new theater dedicated to the story of Anne Frank is slated to open in the Dutch capital ahead of the 70th anniversary of the teenage diarist’s deportation and death. The new theater, which is in the final stages of construction, was first shown to media on Wednesday and will feature a permanent show titled […]
Norwegian Cruise Lines dropped Tunisia from its itineraries after the country refused to allow Israeli citizens to disembark in the Port of Tunis. About 20 Israelis were quietly told before disembarking from the Norwegian Jade over the weekend that they were not welcome per the Tunisian government. The cruise line’s decision to drop Tunisia was […]
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