March 14, 2018 RSS feed / World News

Congressmen from opposing parties teach colleagues about getting along

WASHINGTON—When the two congressmen representing Memphis meet on the plane home from the nation’s capital, the lawmakers catch up on what they have in common: The NCAA Division I basketball team at the University of Memphis; mutual friend More...

Mark Zuckerberg, wife post hamantaschen photo

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted on the social media network a photo of himself and his wife holding a tray of homemade hamantaschen. “Baking hamentashen. Chag sameach!-celebrating Purim with Priscilla Chan,” read the post. More...

This Israeli-Ethiopian woman brings the food of her cultures to Harlem

NEW YORK—At Tsion Café in Harlem, visitors can order a vegetable injera, an Ethiopian sourdough flatbread topped with vegetable, lentil and chickpea stews. More...

Poland’s Holocaust law upends one Catholic activist’s decade of progress

The Catholic journalist Bogdan Bialek is used to being called a traitor in Poland for his commemorations of Jewish victims of a 1946 pogrom in his city of Kielce. More...

Complaints that Google searches are returning anti-Semitic results

Google is facing criticism in Sweden for its failure to prevent anti-Semitic material from topping searches featuring the term “Jews in Sweden.”  One such search delivers as the second result a list of prominent Jews compiled by anti More...

Some Montreal residents wear badges to protest Hasidic buses

Decades-old tensions in a Montreal borough between Hasidic Jews and their neighbors flared again after some from the latter group donned yellow badges reminiscent of those Jews were forced to wear during the Nazi era.  More...

Siberian synagogue built by abducted children back in Jewish hands

TOMSK, Russia—When two strange men approached eight-year old Herzl Tsam in an alley of his hometown in what is now Ukraine, he knew that he had to run as fast as his legs could carry him. More...

Rare Yiddish journals are given a new life online

Rare Yiddish avant-garde journals created between the world wars are being given a new life online.  In geveb, a journal of Yiddish studies, and the Historical Jewish Press are posting full-color scans of some of the most important of these jour More...

A son of refuseniks chronicles the slow dissolve of Russia’s Jews

BROOKLINE, Mass.— When Maxim Shrayer traveled to Moscow for a five-day visit at the end of October 2016, his itinerary included a trip to the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center. More...