As JLBC went to press, the Simon Wiesenthal Center officially declared Roger Waters an anti-Semite. This declaration came about after it was reported that Waters displayed a balloon in the shape of a pig with a Jewish star at a recent concert.
(JNS.org) El Al Israel Airlines said it promptly canceled a promotional package that appeared on its website
(This article first appeared on The Forward blog. Reprinted with permission from the author.)
After serving for a decade on the Board of Directors of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, I resigned in protest on July 10.
The Claims Conference, as it is commonly known, was created in 1951 to secure some measure of justice for Jewish
After several years of protracted and difficult negotiations, the government of Hungary has released $5.6 million to the Claims Conference. These funds, which had been previously negotiated but not released, will be used for social welfare services and emergency assistance grants for needy survivors of Hungarian origin living outside of Hungary.
In order to
(JNS.org) The American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Shalom Hartman Institute have partnered together on a soon-to-be-completed educational program on Judaism for 16 Christian leaders. The partnership, known as the Christian Leadership Initiative (CLI), has allowed Christian leaders of diverse denominations to engage in long-distance study of classical Jewish texts
(TIP) Secretary of State John Kerry announced last week that Israel and the Palestinian Authority had “established a basis” for returning to peace talks, after months in which Israeli officials had been calling on their Palestinian counterparts to return to negotiations without preconditions but had been rebuffed. Kerry traveled to the West Bank Friday to
(TIP) Arab media outlets are reporting on growing regional fears that Iran is seeking to ethnically alter the landscape of the Middle East, and to flood areas of Syria with Shiites in order to solidify sectarian control of the area. Tehran is reportedly spending billions of dollars to purchase land in the country, which has become the epicenter for what analysts
(Livescience.com) This sphinx fragment was found by archaeologists with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem during excavations at Hazor.
Archaeologists digging in Israel found the feet of an Egyptian sphinx linked to a pyramid-building pharaoh. They were found in Hazor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site just north of the Sea of Galilee. a hieroglyphic
The popular Sorek (Avshalom) Cave near Jerusalem is thought to be much smaller than the newly discovered cave complex in Tzofim. (Shutterstock)
A rare and beautiful cave complex of stalagmites and stalactites, that is thought to be one million years old, has been discovered near the village community of Tzofim, northeast of Kfar Saba.
The cave was found
New York—Nearly 500 campers and staff and medical personnel from Camp Simcha, an overnight camp for children and teens with cancer and other hematologic illnesses, gathered in Times Square for a special and inspirational musical performance. In a unique twist, the campers were joined by members of the New York City Police Department and members of the
More than 300 cyclists will kick off Chai Lifeline’s fourth annual Bike4Chai fundraiser at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in Asbury Park, N.J. The two-day, 175-mile ride concludes at “The World’s Greatest Finish Line” at Camp Simcha, the special overnight summer camp designed to meet the medical and social needs of children and teens with cancer
Last week, two Pomona, New York men took potshots at a car carrying four people, including a 2-year old. One of the four passengers in the car that was shot at told police that the two men began following him earlier in the day at Garden State Plaza and he had no idea why they chose to target him. He was on foot as they chased him along Route 4, jumped into
New York—Leonard Grunstein, Esq. of Teaneck, NJ, is the newest member of the Board of Overseers of Yeshiva University’s Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies. He and his wife, Chana Tambor Grunstein, are generous benefactors of Yeshiva University. Their three children, Eli, Michal, and Rachel, as well as their daughter-in-law and sons-in-law, are