September 27, 2017 RSS feed / World News

A Yom Kippur tradition dating back to the invention of electricity

AMSTERDAM—As one of Europe’s oldest and most impressive Jewish buildings, this city’s Portuguese Synagogue is known far and wide for its majestic beauty. More...

US campuses are becoming more Israel friendly

Anti-Israel activism on college campuses across the country has declined, according to a new report by a campus pro-Israel organization.  The report by the Israel on Campus Coalition shows that there were nearly three times as many total pro-Isr More...

Despite protests, State Dept. says it will return trove of Jewish artifacts

NEW YORK—The United States will return to Iraq next year a trove of Iraqi Jewish artifacts that lawmakers and Jewish groups have lobbied to keep in this country, a State Department official said. More...

Leonard Cohen memorial concert to feature Sting, Elvis Costello

The family of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has announced a benefit concert in Montreal to mark the first anniversary of his death.  More...

Neo-Nazi group marches in run-up to Yom Kippur

A group that promotes an openly racist and anti-Semitic doctrine marched through Sweden’s second largest city ahead of its neo-Nazi march planned for Yom Kippur.  More...

New JCC celebrates marriage of couple who met there

Less than a year after it opened, this city’s American-style Jewish community center celebrated the first wedding by a couple who met here: A 68-year-old woman and a 72-year-old man who fell in love during dancing class.  More...