First Jewish funeral held in Australian Outback since ‘43

The first Jewish funeral in an Australian Outback town since 1943 was held with the aid of a Facebook and Twitter campaign. On Sunday, more than 20 Jews came to the cemetery in the rural town of Goulbourn, about 125 miles south of Sydney, for the funeral of Wayne Robinson, whose dying wish was to… Read More

Will Iran See A Renewed ‘Green Revolution’ Erupt Next Month?

On May 21, Iran’s Guardian Council released a list of “approved” candidates for the June 14 presidential election. As expected, the list of eight candidates included a number of hardliners loyal to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, crushing any hope that Iran’s next president would bring about new policies that would end the nuclear standoff… Read More

Beatwell builds bridges

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Ever wonder how you could make your passion your work? Not many of us are lucky enough to pull it off. Yet, at the age of 27, Owings Mills resident Jordan Goodman has managed to do just that. Beatwell, the business he founded in 2007, combines Goodman’s love of music with his desire to help… Read More

‘The Return’ follows four young Polish Jews who are reclaiming their heritage

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Imagine growing up in Roman Catholic Poland only to discover that you have Jewish heritage. What do you do? Filmmaker Adam Zucker explores this question in his documentary “The Return.” Speaking from his home in New York, Zucker, 55, explained that after the Holocaust and through the fall of communism in 1989, Poland’s few Jews… Read More

Computer network to help break Cairo Genizah codes

JTA Wire Service The Friedberg Genizah Project will use a high performance computer network at Tel Aviv University to break the codes of the Cairo genizah. The project, announced on Sunday, will match up pieces of some 200,000 ancient manuscripts discovered more than a century ago in the genizah. More than 100 linked computers at… Read More

Beersheva bank attack spurs gun reforms in Israel

JTA Wire Service Israel would require security guards to leave their weapons at work under gun reforms unveiled in the aftermath of a Beersheva bank attack that killed four. Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch announced the planned reforms on May 21, the day after a former Border Police captain’s rampage at a Bank Hapoalim branch.

French university accused of putting on anti-Semitic play

JTA Wire Service A French university defended a student theater production that a Jewish leader labeled “grossly anti-Semitic.” “The humor is difficult to handle, but this is not an anti-Semitic show,” Catherine Benguigui, vice president of the University of La Rochelle, told the local newspaper Sud Ouest in an article published last week.

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Adelsons donate another $40 million to Birthright

JTA Wire Service Casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, donated another $40 million to the Birthright Israel Foundation. Their latest gift brings the couple’s overall donations to the program to $180 million. “Sheldon and I are committed to improving the world through cultural exchange and educational opportunity,” said Miriam Adelson in a statement… Read More

Documentary Under Way To Tell The Story Of Streit’s Matzo

JT intern From the moment Michael Levine poked his head into a first-floor window of the tenement buildings that house Streit’s Matzo factory, he knew there was an incredible story just waiting to be told. Streit’s Matzo is not your average large-scale food manufacturer. The last family-owned matzo factory in America, it remains in the… Read More