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In addition, Netanyahu explains, Ferdinand did not display a negative attitude toward the Jews or toward the "new Christians" (also called conversos or marranos). ... Netanyahu notes that early on, the king and queen reached the conclusion that Christian Spain "would never absorb the Jewish element.
He sang nonsense syllables that captured the rhythm of the prayer, even if he didn't really know the Hebrew words. (Enter "Seth ... However, let me highlight a number of Jewish thespians who are up for a SAG award but (mostly) weren't Globe nominated. LARRY DAVID, 70 ... Stone is an Australian Jew).
Shifaraw will not only be the first representative from Ethiopia. He will also be the first member of the global Ethiopian-Jewish community - based largely in Israel today - to compete. Shifaraw belongs to a community known as the Falashmura, descendants of Ethiopian Jews who were pressured to convert ...
The school, together with local Jewish organizations, is hosting a Jewish version of Drag Queen Story Hour, a national program in which drag entertainers read stories to children. The goal of the program, launched in San Francisco in 2015, is to give kids "glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role ...

The festival, presented by Spokane Area Jewish Family Services, only features three films each year, but each film presents a thought-provoking look at ... also a film that I expect a lot of non-Jews to attend because they've never maybe had this conversation with a Jewish friend, Jewish relatives…," he said.
Undergraduate students Association Council President Arielle Yael Mokhtarzadeh (left) held a rededication of a new mezuzah. The event was led by Rabbi Dovid Gurevich (right), who talked about the cultural significance of the mezuzah in the Jewish faith. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff) ...
A few who migrated in the 50s and 60s recall that before leaving India they were readied for their "return to the promised land" by being taught Hebrew and a few basic Jewish prayers. But for many families, the migration did not go as smoothly as hoped. Mr Gudekar says that like many others of his community, his family ...
If you're Jewish in America, chances are there's at least one uncle Bern somewhere in your family tree. As the scholar Ruth Wisse noted last year in Tablet magazine, Jewish intellectual life in the 1930s and 40s was largely defined by one's stance toward one thing: The Party. Historians reckon that Jews ...
... where rule-of-law-based international order is being challenged in various forms," Abe told reporters on Saturday. "He worked far from Japan and in very difficult circumstances, but he had a strong belief as a Japanese diplomat and saved many Jewish people," Abe added on Sunday after he had toured ...
Gallimard said it intended to publish Celine's Jew-hating, pro-Nazi tracts - written in the late 1930s and early '40s - in a scholarly 1,000 page tome, .... As recently as the French presidential election last year, Marine Le Pen sought to downplay France's role in the rounding up of thousands of Jews at Paris's ...
The vandalism of a Fort Smith, Arkansas mosque in 2016 by three young local men wouldn't seem to have any Jewish connection. ... A bit of research, though, yielded the fact that the group was legitimate, and that the late Mr. Pritzker, for whom the foundation is named, was a Chicago Jew with roots in a ...
Hassell deals with deaths across north-east London, including Hackney, the biggest concentration of ultra-Orthodox Jews in Europe, and Tower Hamlets, the UK's biggest Muslim community. She took up the post in 2013, and was previously coroner for Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Under Jewish law ...
During the French occupation, Algeria's Jewish community experienced a radical and rapid cultural revolution - more than other communities in North Africa. Many community members abandoned tradition and their Jewish identity to become Francophiles. The percentage of Jews in the professions in the ...
(JTA) -- A candidate for Congress in Wisconsin claimed in a private twitter direct message group that his critics are "working for the Jewish media." Paul Nehlen, who is ... "There are a list of goys attacking me, and a separate list of Jews," Nehlen messaged the private Twitter group. "It's pretty obviously ...
A lot, says the Jewish Agency for Israel, a Jerusalem-based organization that helped found Israel and continues to connect Jews worldwide with that country. The agency recently began G2: Global Intergenerational Initiative, a yearlong program designed to bring together Jewish grandparents and their ...

So who are the Indian Jews whom the two prime ministers lauded? Three established communities traditionally practiced Judaism in India: the Bene Israel; the Cochin Jews; and the Baghdadis. It is the leaders of these communities that Netanyahu will meet in Mumbai. At their peak in 1947, these Jewish ...
Aharon Appelfeld, who published more than 45 books in Hebrew and which were translated into many languages, and whose most recent book was published three months ago, died last week at the age of 85. ... His characters are assimilated, affluent, mostly central European Jews -- as were his parents.
While a relatively tiny minority of people now and ever have been religiously Jewish, that minority religion has had inestimably large historical effects. ... Kalthoff outlines four key beliefs about the Hebrew deity crucial to creating the West: God is one, not many; he is transcendent, not a part of this world; he is ...
An amendment to the 1924 law that aimed to restrict immigration even further was "aimed chiefly at the Jews who, [a senator] asserted, have been emigrating to American in disproportionately large numbers." Disproportionate Jewish immigration from Russia, the senator told JTA, was "unfair to the ...
King Hussein of Jordan and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin King Hussein of Jordan, left, holds light for Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's cigarette after the signing ceremony of the Israeli Jordanian peace treaty, October 26, 1994. AP Photo/pool/IGPO ...
The most traumatic event in the collective memory of Iraqi Jews took place in the spring of 1941 - the Baghdad pogrom known as the Farhud. On the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, 180 people were brutally murdered, thousands were wounded and raped, and shops and synagogues were plundered and ...
"No offense to people of that religion," she added. She went on to claim that Wall Street and "the Jew" are punishing Puerto Rico in order to get the island to pay its $70 billion debts. The paper has since added a note to the top of the article apologizing to the island's Jewish community, adding, "We do not ...
(JTA) -- The millionaire socialite accused of hitting a Jewish attorney over the head with a glass purse said her comments before the alleged assault were mistaken as anti-Semitic. Jacqueline Kent Cooke told the New York Post's Page Six that she did not say "Hurry up, you Jew" as attorney Matthew ...
"This is the reality of the Jewish community and it's a failure, it's not something that should be allowed to happen," Hellgren said, discussing Swedish Jews' apprehensions about wearing kippot in public. "If a single Jew feels this way, we have failed." That life for Jews in Sweden is harrowing is not news.
"Where there are two Jews, there are three opinions," Manfred Kirchheimer says in his little gem of a documentary, "My Coffee With Jewish Friends." In the film he speaks with more than 20 people and comes away with countless viewpoints, as well as some smiles and bittersweet tales. Mr. Kirchheimer is ...
Wishnatsky's grandparents on both sides of his family were Jews from Eastern Europe who came to New York before World War I, he said. "All our relatives, all our family, and indeed most of our friends were all Jewish. We were part of the Jewish world. In addition to that, I went to Hebrew school for five ...
Leah came out as transgender long before she thought about converting to Judaism. As a trans woman with a Jewish father, she was befriended by some Orthodox Jews at her college. "They treated me like one of their own and helped me not feel the all-encompassing isolation that my formative years had ...
New migrants arriving in Germany should visit Nazi concentration camp memorials to stamp out growing anti-Semitism in the country, Germany's Central Council of Jews said on Wednesday. "People who have fled to us who have themselves had to escape or been expelled, can develop empathy in such ...
Unlike most Christian organizations, which helped only Christians, AFSC did not differentiate between faiths and thus became one of the most active non-Jewish organizations saving Jews. The group played a pivotal role in the organization of the well-known Kindertransport, which, until it was halted by the ...
(JTA) -- Blaze Bernstein, a 19-year-old Jewish student at the University of Pennsylvania who went missing from his parents' Southern California home, has been found dead. Bernstein's body was found Tuesday in brush surrounding Borrego Park in Lake Forest, his hometown, CBS News reported.
"More than 20 years ago, the Israeli paper Ma'ariv had an article in Hebrew that explained how the Jews control Washington," she wrote. "For Israelis, recognizing Jewish power over Washington is not an offensive statement. It is the victory of the Diaspora." What does 'the Jew' want? Rodriguez believes ...
His adventures are one of the many points of overlap in these two histories, one religious and the other cultural, of Judaism and the Jews. Martin Goodman's A History of Judaism approaches Ha-Reuveni as a false prophet who stands in a long tradition of Jewish messianism; for Simon Schama, in the ...
Boston (JTA) -- Books on Hebrew becoming the language of Israel, three generations of refugees and an Auschwitz librarian are the top winners of the 2018 Sydney Taylor Book Awards for children's literature presented by the Association of Jewish Libraries. "The Language of Angels: A Story About the ...
Three U.S. imams have called for the death of Jews since December, a trend that has followed President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital ... "The Prophet Muhammad gave us the glad tidings that...we will fight those Jews until the rocks and the trees will speak: Oh Muslim, this is a Jew ...
"Areivim is intended to really achieve things that are not being achieved in the Jewish community." The name Areivim comes from the Hebrew phrase "Kol Yisrael areivim zeh bazeh" -- "all Jews are responsible for one another." The group isn't exactly new. Steinhardt launched Areivim in 2005 with the late ...
A claim in Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury book that Trump knows who is Jewish in his administration to a "creepy" extent is just the latest accusation of the president's sometimes unsettling attitude toward Jewish people. Despite his daughter Ivanka converting to Judaism to marry Jared Kushner, and his own ...
(JTA) -- Four current and former flight attendants have filed a federal lawsuit against Delta Air Lines alleging that the company's management has "an anti-Jewish, Hebrew and ethnic Israeli attitude." The suit was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in New York's Westchester County. The plaintiffs worked on ...
(JTA) -- The mother of a neo-Nazi who co-runs the white supremacist website Daily Stormer and said Jewish children "deserve to die" has Jewish ... Auernheimer, 32, on the podcast Radical Agenda last month said Jews were to blame for the Daily Stormer website losing its dot-com status, causing it to ...
... "Ricky Vaughn," shared a post responding to Bannon's seemingly permanent break with Trump by referring to Bannon's website as (((Breitbart))) -- using the "echo" meme often used by the far-right to identify Jews. Andrew Breitbart, the website's founder, was Jewish. The site was run by Bannon since ...
Richard Jaffe told CNN on Tuesday evening he did not know who Kayla Moore was talking about when she mentioned a Jewish attorney. ... "I've never represented either Judge Moore or Kayla and do not know if the campaign has a Jewish lawyer," Jaffe told CNN. "I don't ... "One of our attorneys is a Jew.
Jews love food, and much of Jewish culture centers on sitting around the holiday table together, sharing stories and a meal. ... Soveya - derived from the Hebrew phrase "V'Achalta, V'Savata, u'Verachata (You shall eat, you shall be satisfied and you shall bless God)," a part of the required blessing after ...
The audio was published on both Cantwell's website and the Daily Stormer, which primarily posts Jewish conspiracy theories and memes celebrating physical violence against Jews, women and people of color. It has lost over a dozen domains following Charlottesville, but Auernheimer and Anglin have ...
The Atlantic is edited by Jeffrey Goldberg, who is both Jewish and literary journalism's leading analyst of Israel. For West, it is unimaginable that Coates' focus on ... No, it can only be explained by the prospect of Jews pulling capitalist strings in the background. Unfortunately, the problems don't end here.
The ruling by Judge Rima Bražinskienė, which was translated by the site Defending History, was in a lawsuit filed earlier this year by the Vilnius Jewish Community. It names Kukliansky's Jewish Community of Lithuania, which is a national umbrella group for all of the country's Jewish communities, known ...
The University of Pennsylvania Shabbatones are performing live a cappella concerts at various local venues during their South Florida winter tour. The Shabbatones, founded in 2001, is the University of Pennsylvania's student-run Jewish a cappella group. The group specializes in popular American, Israeli ...
(JTA) -- A Houston imam walked back a sermon in which he called for Muslims to kill Jews without specifically apologizing for his comments. ... "I unequivocally affirm and uphold the dignity, sanctity and value of all human life, including - of course - people of the Jewish faith," Al-Rousan said in the ...
She added in the letter that she would no longer allow Jewish bodies to be held at a local Jewish funeral home, instead of the mortuary, to enable shemirah, or guarding by fellow Jews, until their burials. Trevor Asserson, an attorney representing Stamford Hill's Adath Yisroel Burial Society, told the Jewish ...
Do you want to know where people have really forgotten to be Jewish? In Russia, where the intermarriage rate is no less than 80 percent. No wonder the population agency wants to revoke the citizenship of assimilated people in Israel. You want to marry a non-Jew and assimilate? Go to Russia.


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