Israel

$55,000 Trip to Israel Included in Oscar Swag Bag

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A 10-day trip to Israel valued at $55,000 is among the gifts that will be offered in the swag bags given to some of...

Stat Whiz Nate Silver: Trump More Likely Nominee Than Sanders

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Respected statistician Nate Silver said the chance of Jewish Sen. Bernie Sanders winning the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination are close to zero. Silver, the Jewish...

Mohammed Most Popular Israeli Name

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JERUSALEM — Mohammed was the most popular name in Israel in 2014. Some 2,650 Mohammeds were born in Israel in 2014, the country’s Central...

Israel to Establish College in Arab Town

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JERUSALEM — Israel’s Council of Higher Education will vote on a call for proposals to establish a college for Arab-Israelis in an Arab town,...

2,000 Jewish Dancers Meet in Brazil

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RIO DE JANEIRO —Some 2,000 Jewish dancers from five countries attended Festival Carmel in Brazil, one of the largest annual Israeli folk dance events...

Bahrain’s king holds Chanukah candle-lighting

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The director of an Orthodox European rabbinical association lit Chanukah candles in the palace of the king of Bahrain. The ceremony last week in Manama,...

PJ Library expanding to Russia

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PJ Library, a program providing free Jewish children’s books to families, is expanding to Russia. The monthly book club, founded by American Jewish philanthropist Harold...

Cache of Holocaust-Era Documents Found in Wall of Budapest Apartment

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An “unprecedented” cache of documents on the Jewish population of Budapest in 1944 before its liquidation by the Nazis was found hidden in a...

MoMA to Return Nazi-Looted Painting to Heirs

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The Museum of Modern Art in New York will return a painting to the heirs of a German-Jewish art collector. “Sand Hills,” a German Expressionist...

Mexican President: Jews Give Their Best for Country

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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto declared that the Jewish community gives its best for the development of Mexico. Peña Nieto was the keynote speaker at...