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  • Arts & Culture Shared Experiences of Immigrants Are the Focus of New British Exhibit

    Successive waves of immigrants from Europe, Asia and the Caribbean have given modern Britain its own unique character. Now, a new exhibit sets out to explore the relationships and shared experiences of the country’s Jewish, black and Asian communities. The exhibit, which opened at the Jewish Museum in London earlier this month, is the brainchild… More ▸

  • In Bosnia, a Philanthropist’s Gift Provides Work, Promotes Tolerance

    Bojana Vukotic looks up from her computer and for the first time in her 28 years has a conversation in English, a language she learned from watching movies. A bright woman with short hair, Vukotic describes her life at a unique print shop operation designed to help disabled people like herself conduct their lives in… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Two Israeli photographers were injured in a scrap with Madonna’s bodyguards. The melee broke out last Friday after the cameramen tried to photograph Madonna, who is in Israel for a Kabbalah conference. In recent years, Madonna has led the way as several Hollywood stars have become interested in Jewish mysticism. Twenty-four disabled Israelis are taking… More ▸

  • At U.S. Open, Kosher Stand Serves Up Hot Dogs and Knishes

    Strictly kosher food isn’t just for baseball parks anymore. Several years after a few baseball stadiums made headlines by adding kosher food stands to their culinary options, tennis fans at the U.S. Open in Queens, N.Y., can select glatt kosher items from the potpourri of food possibilities at America’s flagship tennis event. For Lilly Schwebel,… More ▸

  • News Brief

    An Israeli tennis star will compete in the Olympics after a sponsorship rift nearly kept her off the team. Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi, Israel’s top female tennis player, will play in the women’s singles tournament in Athens now that her regular sponsor, Lotto, has reached agreement with Speedo, the official supplier of the Olympic team, over her… More ▸

  • The 2004 Olympics Jewish Athletes to Compete in Athens for Argentina and Australia

    Olympic teams from countries outside of Israel and the United States will be notably short on Jewish athletes during the Athens Games. Still, from weightliftinglifting to soccer to table tennis, several Jewish athletes will be displaying the colors of their respective countries during the competition in Greece, which gets under way Aug. 13. Following are… More ▸

  • A Shtetl Grows in Toronto: Jewish Federation Makes Own City

    Toronto’s Jewish federation has launched a building project so large that one official says it will create a Jewish mini-city. Budgeted at more than $180 million, the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto’s Tomorrow campaign, billed as the largest non-profit community development project in Canadian history, involves the construction of a massive new Jewish complex north… More ▸

  • 17-year-old Theoretical Physicist is Israel’s Star in Science Contest

    In a sea of competitors, 17-year-old Ilya Gurevich of Israel is alone in the field of theoretical physics. All the other teenagers competing in the physics division at this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair have entered projects in practical physics, Ilya said, but he stuck with the theoretical. “The world’s largest science fair,”… More ▸