August 8, 2012 RSS feed / World News

In Ohio, Brown-Mandel U.S. Senate race is among the most expensive

WASHINGTON—A flood of money brought in by prominent national political action committees has become the norm in this year’s U.S. More...

Celebrity chef Geller chronicling her aliyah

Celebrity chef Jamie Geller is chronicling her upcoming move to Israel in a series of documentary videos.  Geller, a television producer, author and cooking celebrity, is producing with the Nefesh B’Nefesh aliyah assistance organization a More...

State Dept. report describes ‘rising tide’ of worldwide antisemitism

WASHINGTON—The U.S. State Department’s report on religious freedom described a “global increase” in antisemitism and said the “rising tide of antisemitism” was among the key trends of last year.  More...

Dennis Ross denies ‘split’ with Obama

Dennis Ross emphatically denied any indication that he no longer supported President Obama.  “The idea of trying to get a sense that there is a split with the president is completely untrue,” Ross, Obama’s former top Iran advis More...

Jewish LGBTQ teen retreat set

Jewish organizations are partnering for a Jewish lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) teen shabbaton.  More...

Manchester Univ. installs Pray-o-Mat

The University of Manchester has installed a Prayer-o-Mat, an automated multi-faith touchscreen prayer booth that allows users to cue up a prayer from a faith of their choice, the UK Press Association reported.  More...

Rushing to preserve the Ladino legacy before it is lost forever

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NEW YORK—Isaac Azose knew he had a treasure in his hands—a nearly century-old booklet for Ladino-speaking Jews immigrating to the United States that featured English, Ladino and Yiddish expressions to help them acculturate into their new More...