Israel

Brazilian ‘Model Knesset’ Event Draws 120 Young Applicants

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The Jewish Agency for Israel is organizing a Model Knesset event in Brazil for 120 young Jews and non-Jews who will simulate the work...

Shipwreck Off Israel’s Coast, Long Unidentified, Linked to Early Zionist

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A shipwreck discovered off Israel’s coast almost 40 years ago has been identified as likely a vessel belonging to Edmond James de Rothschild, a...

Radar Uncovers Remains of Great Synagogue of Vilna

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A radar survey has found that significant pieces of Lithuania’s largest synagogue complex, which was damaged by the Nazis and destroyed by the Soviets,...

Chasidic Teen’s Poem About Day in Her Life Goes Viral

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A poem by a Chasidic teenage girl from Brooklyn has gone viral on social media. “Worst Day Ever?” by Chanie Gorkin was first posted last...

Facebook Acquiring Fourth Israeli Company

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JERUSALEM — Facebook is acquiring an Israeli startup company that has developed technology for operating a computer through hand and finger gestures. Pebbles Interfaces, based...

Potentially Exculpatory Testimony Unsealed in Rosenberg Case

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Newly unsealed court records may provide fodder for those who believe Ethel Rosenberg was wrongly convicted and executed. Rosenberg and her husband, Julius, who were...

Hoop Dream: Jordan Farmar Returning to Maccabi Tel Aviv

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Jordan Farmar, a Jewish NBA player who won two league championships as a member of his hometown Los Angeles Lakers, is heading back to...

Jerusalem Family Renovation Uncovers 2,000-Year-Old Mikvah

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A Jerusalem family uncovered an ancient mikvah beneath their home. Israel’s Antiquities Authority, which excavated the 2,000-year-old ritual bath, unveiled the find last week. A...

Woman to lead Rome Jewish Community for First Time

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For the first time, a woman has been appointed to lead the Jewish community of Rome. Ruth Dureghello, 48, who has managed a Jewish day...

Coca-Cola Palestine Threatened with Lawsuit

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JERUSALEM — An Israeli civil rights group has called on the Coca-Cola company to sever its ties with its Palestinian subsidiary over calls by...