Menu JTA Search

Brian Seidman RSS


  • 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…