September 21, 2018

Josefin Dolsten, JTA

Sen. Minority Leader Schumer exhorted the State Department not to send back to Iraq a trove of artifacts that belonged to its now exiled Jewish community.
Jews in the Swedish city of Gothenburg expressed relief on Monday after a neo-Nazi march on Yom Kippur bypassed the city’s main synagogue.
In the wake of the shooting Sunday night in Las Vegas that left at least 58 people dead, a New Jersey rabbi has used a Jewish poem.
Aaron Potek, the 31-year-old rabbi for GatherDC, a nondenominational group that does outreach to young Jewish professionals.
A court in Sweden has rerouted a neo-Nazi march on Yom Kippur farther away from a synagogue.
Rachel McAdams had hoped to prepare for her latest acting role as an Orthodox Jewish woman by getting a peek inside the Jewish community.
As the year 5777 comes to a close, JTA looks back at some of the moments that had the most significance for Jews, sorted below by date.
A high-tech teaching and research center born of a collaboration between Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
Is Lara Trump, the pregnant wife of Eric Trump, Jewish?
Jews in the Swedish city of Gothenburg were bracing for a neo-Nazi march scheduled to pass near the city's main synagogue on Yom Kippur.
Gaby & Dan Rosehill wouldn’t let anything get in the way of their wedding day. Even if that thing was a bomb threat that forced all 218 guests to evacuate.
Mike Tolkin apologizes for checking his phone as he sits down at a café in this city’s Flatiron district.
The Jewish community in Houston has seen “devastating” damage from Hurricane Harvey and could take years to recover, a federation official said.
Though only around 5 percent of the city’s German-American population of some 45,000 sympathized with the Nazis, they made it known.
The turnout for Jerusalem’s Gay Pride Parade on Thursday was more than three times the expected number, with at least 14,000 people marching.
For many Jews, Tisha b’Av is centered around mourning the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem.
A Jewish woman comforting a distressed child was captured in heartwarming photos that quickly gained traction on social media.
On Thursday, the Television Academy announced the nominees for the coveted Primetime Emmy Awards.
Several times a month Jeanette Chawki welcomes a handful of strangers into her Brooklyn home. There, the visitors learn about life in her native Lebanon.
Ivanka Trump serves as a special assistant to her father, President Donald Trump. But she says getting involved in politics isn’t really her thing.
Jared Polis is already on to the next thing. That shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has looked at his resume.
The United Kingdom’s top Sephardic rabbi is in hot water after he praised societal acceptance of homosexuality as a “fantastic development.”
“As we all knew, the occupation is destroying everyone,” Gere said, following a visit to the Jewish state to promote his latest movie.
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