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Angel Sanz-Briz. Credit: Centro Sefarad.

Spain seeks descendants of Hungarian Jews saved from Nazis by diplomat

The Spanish government released the names of Hungarian Jews who evaded Nazi persecution with the help of a Spanish diplomat in an effort to find their descendants and share their stories with the world. Yad Vashem recognized Angel Sanz-Briz...
Harry Haft. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

HBO acquires rights to biopic about boxer forced to fight fellow prisoners in Auschwitz

HBO Films has bought the North American rights to a biographical movie about a boxer who survived Auschwitz after being forced to fight fellow prisoners. “The Survivor” was directed by Jewish Academy Award-winning director Barry Levinson with...
The online platform Truvie is powered by The Jewish Education Project. Credit: Courtesy.

New digital marketplace makes Jewish education accessible on global scale

A new digital marketplace aims to make pluralistic and diverse Jewish learning experiences and talented Jewish educators accessible to anyone in the world who has an Internet connection. Known as Truvie, a play on “Lucky Find” in French,...
U.S. Congress. Credit: Pixabay.

The Chilling Iron Dome Spectacle in Congress

It might otherwise have been delightful to witness a lone irregular Republican senator join with a handful of insufferable House Democrats take a bipartisan stand over process and money in the halls of Congress. Yet...
Exterior of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on 20 March 2013. Credit: Botond Horvath/Shutterstock.

In the face of European hypocrisy, time for Israel’s supporters to remake the cultural...

The European Commission released on Tuesday its first official strategy on fighting anti-Semitism and promoting Jewish life. The program is intended to prevent anti-Semitism in all its forms, promote Holocaust research, education and remembrance, and initiate programs...
A view of the Gaza Strip as seen from the Israeli side of the border on Aug. 9, 2018. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Thousands of Gazans apply for work in Israel as border restrictions ease

Thousands of Palestinians in Gaza applied on Wednesday to get permits to work in Israel. “There is no work in the Gaza Strip,” said Fathi Abu Nur, a 40-year-old unemployed man, told AFP. Israel has resumed allowing...
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and officers of the Israel Defense Forces during a “Brotherly Covenant” ceremony held at the Memorial Monument to the Bedouin Warriors in northern Israel, Oct. 6, 2021. Photo by Alon Nadav/Flash90.

More than 600 Bedouins enlist in IDF in past year, encouraged to join tech...

More than 600 Bedouin Israelis enlisted in the Israel Defense Forces in the past year, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Wednesday during a ceremony held to honor Bedouin contributions to the security...
A screenshot of a recent panel discussion hosted by the San Diego County Democratic Party (SDCDP) Central Committee, Sept. 21, 2021. Source: Screenshot.

Watchdog slams ‘falsehoods’ promoted in San Diego Democratic Party panel

A recent panel discussion hosted by the San Diego County Democratic Party (SDCDP) Central Committee featured panelists who promoted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and the “demonization of Israel,” revealed the San Diego chapter of StandWithUs. During...
There is a scientific reason why women feel colder than men, according to researchers at Tel Aviv University. Credit: Pixabay.

Tel Aviv University study reveals evolutionary reason why women feel colder than men

Researchers at Tel Aviv University are offering a new explanation for the familiar scenario in which women bring a sweater to work while their male counterparts feel comfortable wearing short sleeves in an air-conditioned...
The Bahraini delegation at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, October 2021. Photo by Josh Hasten.

In eight-day trip, Bahraini influencers see reality, and warmth, that is Israel

A group of nine Muslim Bahraini high-level influencers arrived in Israel this week for an eight-day tour throughout the country organized by the Sharaka organization. Sharaka, which means “partnership,” in Arabic is dedicated to utilizing...