Menu JTA Search

Peter Ephross RSS

Latest

  • Pittsburgh’s Jews shaken by deadly shooting spree

    NEW YORK, May 2 (JTA) — Some Jewish facilities in Pittsburgh are under increased security following last week’s shooting rampage that killed five minorities, including one Jewish woman. Police are adding patrols and keeping marked police cars parked near some Pittsburgh Jewish institutions. “We live in an era of random risk, and I’m watching Jewish…

  • Pittsburgh’s Jews shaken by deadly shooting spree

    Jewish facilities in Pittsburgh are increasing security measures following last week’s shooting rampage that killed five minorities, including one Jewish woman. The suspect is an apparent white supremacist who reportedly spent time in a mental institution

  • Forward editor being forced out

    NEW YORK, April 11 (JTA) — When Seth Lipsky was negotiating to launch the English-language edition of the Forward more than a decade ago, many touchy subjects came up, but perhaps none more combustible than that of Ze’ev Jabotinsky, Menachem Begin’s ideological forefather. Lipsky knew that Jabotinsky was the archenemy of the Labor Zionism that…

  • Librarian of Jewish life dies at 90

    NEW YORK, April 5 (JTA) — Dina Abramowicz, a survivor of the Vilna Ghetto and a longtime librarian at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, died Monday at the age of 90. A small, slim woman, with a tall intellect, Abramowicz was a “bookworm” supremely dedicated to intellectual pursuits, said David Rogow, a longtime friend….

  • Online booksellers label anti-Semitic forgery

    NEW YORK, March 29 (JTA) — The war against hate on the Internet is heating up. Two major online booksellers agreed this week to post disclaimers about a 19th-century forgery that claims there is an international Jewish conspiracy to rule the world. But an online civil liberties group is questioning the moves by Amazon.com and…

  • Online booksellers label anti-Semitic forgery

    NEW YORK, March 30 (JTA) — The war against hate on the Internet is heating up. Two major online booksellers agreed this week to post disclaimers about a 19th-century forgery that claims there is an international Jewish conspiracy to rule the world. But an online civil liberties group is questioning the moves by Amazon.com and…

  • A Survivors’ Haggadah’ asks more questions

    NEW YORK, March 20 (JTA) — A recently published Passover Haggadah doesn’t tell the story of the Exodus from Egypt. Instead “A Survivors’ Haggadah,” written by a Holocaust survivor in Germany in 1945 and 1946 and republished this year by the Jewish Publication Society, uses the language of the traditional Exodus story to talk about…

  • Jewish-Welsh ‘Romeo and Juliet’ up for Oscar

    When the writer and director of “Solomon and Gaenor,” a nominee for this year’s Best Foreign Film Oscar, learned that there were riots against Jews in Wales in the early 20th century, he found a perfect backdrop for a story of clashing cultures, and love.

  • Jewish-Welsh ‘Romeo and Juliet’ up for Oscar

    When the writer and director of “Solomon and Gaenor,” a nominee for this year’s Best Foreign Film Oscar, learned that there were riots against Jews in Wales in the early 20th century, he found a perfect backdrop for a story of clashing cultures, and love.

  • Survivors dance, sing at D.P. conference

    NEW YORK, Jan. 18 (JTA) — As an orchestra played Yiddish and Hebrew music at this weekend’s displaced persons conference, some of the D.P. camp survivors got up and danced, laughing and singing exuberantly in the aisles of a hotel ballroom. “The songs bring back wonderful memories,” said one of the dancers, Anne Boxenhorn of…