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For Israeli-Americans, a New Renaissance

Yehudit Feinstein-Mentesh | Posted 05.15.2015 | New York
Yehudit Feinstein-Mentesh

In the four decades that passed since Rabin's first term in office, Israelis have succeeded in creating a vibrant community for themselves anywhere from the banks of the Hudson to the coast of the Pacific.

UNESCO Makes a Stand on 'Cultural Cleansing'

Lyn Julius | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Lyn Julius

In collaboration with the Iraqi authorities, UNESCO has called for utmost vigilance from the world's great museums, the art market, Interpol and other partner organizations in the fight against illicit traffic and has shared information relevant to Iraq's cultural heritage with all parties involved in air strikes.

You Can't Go Home Again. Sort of. (Hayyei Sarah, Genesis 23:1 - 25:18)

Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein

While we can't go home again, we can retrieve and reclaim aspects of our heritage. Where we have come from informs and shapes who we will be. Tribal continuity is something we should strive for with all of our heart and soul.

A Family Tree Unearthed

Jonathan Greenstein | Posted 08.12.2013 | Arts
Jonathan Greenstein

After more than 20 years of trying to research and discover his family's roots, Rabbi Shull stumbled on a complete family tree, dating back 400 years to his European Jewish roots.

How American Jews Rescued Europeans From The Nazis

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.20.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- An exhibition opens Tuesday at a museum in Lower Manhattan about efforts by American Jews to bring refugees to the U.S. from Europe during...

A White House Family Reunion

Jumpstart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jumpstart

By Eli Winkelman Two weeks ago, I went to the White House for its first ...

White House To Celebrate Jewish Americans

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will hold what the White House says will be its first reception in recognition...

A Synagogue In Cairo

nytimes.com | Andrew Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

One of Cairo's most historic synagogues and a yeshiva, restored by the Egyptian government, is to be rededicated next week. ...

Debbie Wasserman Schultz for President/Vice-President in 2016?

2morrowknight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
2morrowknight

Could a female candidate be the answer for Democratic longevity in 2016? If so, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, with her toughness and ability to net the Dems Florida might be that female.