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  • Torah hits cyberspace

    NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (JTA) — A modern English version of the Torah is now available in cyberspace. Jewish Community Online, a location on America Online, last week became the first location to present such a translation of the entire Torah, according to Marc Klein, the publisher of the Jewish area. The well-known 1962 translation…

  • Cancer patients invite King Hussein

    JERUSALEM, Aug. 25 (JTA) — Some 100 young cancer patients invited Jordan’s King Hussein to be their guest in a Jerusalem hotel where they are spending the final days of their summer vacation. The children sent a letter to Hussein, who has been undergoing treatment for lymphatic cancer, saying that they, like him, were fighting…

  • Claims Conference offers grants

    NEW YORK, July 23 (JTA) — The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany is preparing to give its annual grants to institutions that aid Holocaust survivors. “The principal objective of these grants is to assist in the expansion and improvement of services to elderly victims of the Nazis, many of whom are frail and…

  • Sid Luckman, Jewish quarterback who led Chicago Bears, dies at 81

    NEW YORK, July 7 (JTA) — Sid Luckman, a Jewish football player who helped the Chicago Bears dominate the sport in the early 1940s, has died at the age of 81. “He was the smartest football player I ever saw, and that goes for college or pro,” Bob Zuppke, the famed University of Illinois football…

  • 401742

    NEW YORK, June 23 (JTA) — Following is a timeline of the major developments in the exodus of Jews from Ethiopia. 1979: The first few hundred Jews manage to leave Ethiopia and get to Israel. 1980-83: A few thousand more Ethiopian Jews come out quietly through the Sudan. 1984: Huge numbers of Ethiopian Jews go…

  • U.S. to deport Lithuanian

    NEW YORK, June 23 (JTA) — The United States is one step closer to deporting an 80-year-old man who served in a Lithuanian mobile killing squad during World War II. A federal appeals court in Chicago unanimously affirmed last Friday a 1995 court decision to strip Kazys Ciurinskas of his U.S. citizenship. The U.S. Justice…

  • Ethiopian Exodus: A Timeline

    NEW YORK, June 23 (JTA) — Following is a timeline of the major developments in the exodus of Jews from Ethiopia. 1979: The first few hundred Jews manage to leave Ethiopia and get to Israel. 1980-83: A few thousand more Ethiopian Jews come out quietly through the Sudan. 1984: Huge numbers of Ethiopian Jews go…

  • U.S. to deport Lithuanian

    NEW YORK, June 23 (JTA) — The United States is one step closer to deporting an 80-year-old man who served in a Lithuanian mobile killing squad during World War II. A federal appeals court in Chicago unanimously affirmed last Friday a 1995 court decision to strip Kazys Ciurinskas of his U.S. citizenship. The U.S. Justice…

  • Zionist Congress resolution on pluralism

    Text of Zionist Congress resolution: Whereas religious and secular pluralism in Israel is a subject of concern for Zionists in the Diaspora, the Congress calls on all the political parties in Israel to recognize the fact that: A. In a democratic society, the expression of Judaism must be pluralistic. B. Secular and religious Jews, of…

  • Jewish extremist convicted for hanging anti-Islamic posters

    JERUSALEM, Dec. 30 (JTA) — An Israeli woman was tearful — but not regretful — after she was convicted this week of racism for plastering posters across a West Bank town depicting the Islamic prophet Mohammed as a pig. Tatyana Suskin, a 26-year-old Russian immigrant, was found guilty Tuesday of putting the posters up on…