January 22, 2014 RSS feed / World News

Jewish con men looking good for Oscar

The Academy Award nominations proved to be a bonanza for Jewish con men.  “American Hustle” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” won multiple nominations, including for best picture, for spotlighting the shenanigans of two membe More...

Jail sentence for attempted Israel trip

A newspaper editor in Bangladesh was sentenced to seven years in prison after being found guilty of trying to travel to Israel.  More...

Upcoming Halimi movie part of wave of renewed interest in 2006 murder

ARTS & CULTURE

SAINTE- GENEVIEVEDES BOIS, France—The phone calls from Africa, the calm demeanor of the suspects and their extreme caution left no doubt in the minds of detectives working the Ilan Halimi case: They were up against an international ring of prof More...

Day schools trying to put a new face on financial aid

NEW YORK—Tehiyah Day School in El Cerrito, Calif., had a problem.  Like many Jewish day schools throughout North America, Tehiyah has plenty of students from lower-income families and a number from affluent ones. More...

For lone socialist in Congress, pet issue finds the spotlight

WASHINGTON— Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont and the only self-described socialist in Congress, has long been an outspoken voice in Washington on issues of economic inequality.  More...

U. of California shifts for Rosh Hashanah

The University of California system shifted its academic calendar for the start of a new term to avoid a conflict with the Jewish High Holidays.  The change, which affects all seven of the U.C. More...

Pope springs for Roman specialties

KOSHER VATICAN…

Pope Francis treated a Jewish delegation from his native Argentina to a private lunch catered by one of Rome’s top kosher restaurants.  More...

Lacking long-term plans, many U.S. Jewish cemeteries in neglect

NEW YORK—For years, the historic Jewish cemetery was so overgrown with weeds, plagued by toppled headstones, and littered with fallen branches, beer cans and snack-food wrappers that at least a quarter of its graves were impossible to reach.&nb More...

South Jersey day schools offer generous aid; seek new funding

South Jersey’s day schools understand that for middleincome families, the steep price of a private-school education is a hardship both on the families and the schools’ financial health. More...

Is food writer Mark Bittman going kosher?

NEW YORK—Mark Bittman is not a religious man by any stretch of the imagination, least of all his own.  A longtime food writer for The New York Times who three years ago shifted from cooking to food policy columnist, Bittman has made a livi More...