Monday, March 27, 2017
After a year-long diplomatic struggle and a little help from the United States, Yom Kippur is officially a United Nations holiday.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen said French Jews should give up the wearing of yarmulkes as part of the country’s struggle to defeat radical Islam.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has canceled a planned top-level joint Cabinet meeting with Israeli leaders, reportedly out of frustration over Israel’s controversial new settlements law.
Chaim Ferster, a Polish-Jewish Holocaust survivor who spent time in eight concentration camps, has died.
Latin America’s largest synagogue, the 2,000-family Congregacao Israelita Paulista in Brazil, has inaugurated its first female rabbi.
The Yad Vashem Holocaust museum has called on online retailer Amazon to remove books that deny the Holocaust from its websites.
Dutch Muslims shouted anti-Semitic slogans amid violent clashes with police over authorities’ refusal to allow a Turkish Cabinet minister to campaign in Holland for a Turkey referendum vote.
Wearing a fake beard and side locks and presenting himself as Steven Goldblatt, Brodkin used a hollowed-out boom box to film himself advancing from audition to audition.
Since 1917 JTA has documented the stories of Jews around the world, including unique tales of love, from a Jewish wedding that took place in a hotel room previously reserved for Adolf Hitler to “proxy” marriages that allowed Syrian Jewish women to escape to the United States.
New Zealand’s foreign affairs minister did not have the required approval of the country’s Cabinet to support a United Nations Security Council resolution critical of Israel.

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