September 14, 2016 RSS feed / World News

BBYO launches $90-million campaign to double growth

BBYO launched a five-year, $90-million campaign—aided by two unprecedented gifts—in an effort to double the Jewish youth organization’s annual growth rate.  The “This Moment in Time” campaign will also enable BBYO, More...

Woman’s dying wish ends cemetery’s disuse

To honor a woman’s dying wish, the Dutch Jewish community arranged for her body to be buried in a cemetery that had not been used in nearly a century.  More...

Jewish groups putting up a fight against growing opioid epidemic

NEW YORK— Eve Goldberg’s son, Isaac, was in a panic. He had to get out of college. More...

Matzah balls to footballs, Jewish brothers recall their journey to the NFL

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—At 6- foot-6 and 340 pounds, veteran NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz isn’t just a force of nature, but a product of good ol’ Jewish nurture. More...

Aly Raisman: I’ll be back for 2020

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman said she is planning to compete in the Summer Games in Tokyo in four years.  Raisman told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres that she plans to take a break before returning to training for the 2020 Olympi More...

Ken Burns film on Righteous Gentiles

In 1940, as he was being transported to safety in the lower deck of a ship, the Jewish author Lion Feuchtwanger asked Waitstill Sharp why the American Unitarian minister had bothered to rescue him from the Nazis.  More...

Once a prop for anti-Semites, the Talmud makes a comeback in Russia

A century ago, passages from the Talmud were translated into Russian to be used as evidence in the anti-Semitic show trial of Menahem Mendel Beilis, a Jew charged with—and eventually acquitted of—murdering a Christian boy. More...