February 18, 2015 RSS feed / World News

Pew: Europe rapidly losing Jewish people

Europe has lost more than half its Jewish population since 1960, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.  Approximately 1.4 million Jews live in Europe, down from the 2 million in 1991, according to the Pew survey. More...

Stanford senate defeats divestment

The Stanford University student senate defeated an Israel divestment resolution.  The Associated Students of Stanford University had nine votes for the measure and five against, with one abstention. More...

Cleveland writer retiring at age 98

Cleveland Jewish News columnist Violet Spevack is retiring after nearly 50 years with the weekly newspaper. Spevack, 98, has written one of the longest continuously published weekly columns in the country.  She announced her retirement on Jan. More...

Jewish woman killed by shelling in Ukraine

A Jewish woman was killed in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk when shells fired by pro-Russian insurgents hit her home.  Irina Gregoryivna Shelkayeba, a retiree, was killed, Donetsk community chairman Yehuda Kelerman told JTA.  She was b More...

Ship name changed; had honored Nazi

A Dutch ship that sparked controversy because it was named after a Nazi will have its name changed, its owner said.  The change was announced by Allseas, the shipping giant that built and named the Pieter Schelte for a prominent Nazi industriali More...