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  • JTA wins four Jewish press awards

    NEW YORK, June 13 (JTA) — The American Jewish Press Association has presented the Jewish Telegraphic Agency with four Simon Rockower Awards. The awards were presented at the AJPA’s annual conference last weekend in Denver. Brian Hendler, a JTA photographer, took both first- and second place honors for newspaper photography. The first-place photo depicted an…

  • Survey says: Austrians think Jews exploit Shoah

    NEW YORK, June 7 (JTA) — Nearly 50 percent of Austrians oppose their government’s decision to compensate Holocaust victims, according to a new poll. But there are also indications in the poll, commissioned by the American Jewish Committee, that an increasing number of Austrians are acknowledging their country’s role in the Holocaust. The survey describes…

  • Producers,’ Brooks sweep Tony Awards

    NEW YORK, June 4 (JTA) — Say goodbye to Hollywood. Mel Brooks has discovered that the hot place for him is Broadway, where his outrageous musical comedy “The Producers” swept the 55th annual Tony Awards on Sunday night, winning a record 12 awards. Not since “A Chorus Line” in 1975, or “Hello, Dolly!” — which…