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  • Argentines know little about Shoah, survey says

    NEW YORK, July 11 (JTA) — A majority of Argentines say the Holocaust should be remembered, according to a new survey, but few can answer basic questions about it. The survey results illustrate the widely varying opinions Argentines have toward Jews, said David Singer, the American Jewish Committee’s director of research. “When you look at…

  • A compromise on religious liberty

    NEW YORK, July 11 (JTA) — Due to overcrowding, parents at the Young Israel of New Rochelle, N.Y., synagogue are not able to pray with their children, many members cannot find a seat for Shabbat or holiday services and celebrations like Bar Mitzvahs must often exclude much of the community. The synagogue members have stared…

  • Holocaust film draws on director’s family story

    NEW YORK, July 9 (JTA) — The true story that inspired director Joan Stein’s award-winning Holocaust film may be just as suspenseful as the film itself. Near the end of World War II, Stein’s grandmother fled her Eastern European village to hide in Budapest. The residents of her village were later killed by the Nazis…

  • 4 JTA reporters earn Jewish press awards

    NEW YORK, June 28 (JTA) — The American Jewish Press Association has honored four reporters from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. The Simon Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish Journalism were presented last week at the AJPA’s 19th annual conference in Washington. Correspondents Michael J. Jordan, Ruth E. Gruber and Avi Machlis received honorable mention in…

  • Birthright death cuts short student’s Jewish journey

    Joseph Ferraro, 20, traveled on the Birthright Israel program looking to explore his Jewish heritage. His advisers say Ferraro found a connection to Judaism during his 10-day trip to Israel, but barely had time to absorb it before his life was cut short.

  • Birthright death cuts short student’s Jewish journey

    Joseph Ferraro, 20, traveled on the Birthright Israel program looking to explore his Jewish heritage. His advisers say Ferraro found a connection to Judaism during his 10-day trip to Israel, but barely had time to absorb it before his life was cut short.

  • Allies knew of Nazi plans for Rome’s Jews

    NEW YORK, June 27 (JTA) — World War II documents released this week indicate Britain and the United States knew ahead of time that Germany planned to exterminate Rome’s Jews. They also reveal candid conversations among German prisoners of war, including graphic descriptions of how Jews were executed during the war. According to records, British…

  • U.S. Jews aid Lebanon refugees

    NEW YORK, June 20 (JTA) — More than 800 boxes of clothing, toys and toiletries were sent to Israel this week to help Lebanese Christian refugees living there after they fled Hezbollah’s takeover of their towns. The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations sent cartons of goods to Israel as part of its…