Category Archives: World

B’nai B’rith Leaders Meet In Argentina About Nisman Death (Spanish)

B’nai B’rith leadership joined the rest of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations of the United States on a mission to Buenos Aires to express solidarity in their concerns over the ongoing AMIA bombing investigation, particularly the unresolved death of former prosecutor Alberto Nisman. Read more » »

Seton Hall hosts prom for senior citizens

Florence Rothman and Carl Pfeifer dance at the South Orange Senior Prom at Seton Hall University on April 12. SOUTH ORANGE — Seton Hall University was the site on April 12 for the inaugural South Orange Senior Prom, sponsored by the advocacy group South Orange Seniors and the Seton Hall Division of Volunteer Services. Read more » »

Utahns celebrated V-E Day with solemnity

The point was driven home further by a prominently placed story noting the deaths of four more Utahns — Melvin Shaw from Magna, Glen Hermansen of Gunnison, Farris Lind from Vernal and Albert Speth of Logan — in different battles in the Pacific. Read more » »

14 Questions for Progressive Jews

In a spirit of honest inquiry and intellectual challenge, I would like to pose a series of questions to that majority of American Jews who consider themselves progressive (that is, Jews on the left of the political spectrum). 1. Read more »

With New Coalition, Israel has Prominent Place on Hispanic Evangelical Agenda

HILC will advance its pro-Israel mission through conferences and other events, meetings with pastors, education, college campus programs, social media campaigns, radio and television advertisements, and a weekly Israel-focused program on the TBN Salsa television network. Read more » »

Where is the Jewish aid to Nepal going?

NEW YORK (JTA) – Almost as soon as news of Nepal’s devastating earthquake reached the wider world, Jewish aid groups began mobilizing humanitarian efforts to help the victims. In Israel, that meant dispatching first responders to Nepal; in America, it mostly meant raising and allocating money. Read more » »

B’nai B’rith Diaspora Journalism Awards Garner Media Attention

The B’nai B’rith World Center Diaspora Journalism awards are among the most prestigious honors in the Israeli media. In late April, B’nai B’rith International announced this year’s recipients of the various awards, and has received dozens of media mentions in the weeks since. Read more » »

Coping With Widowhood Through Poetry and Solidarity

Susan Gross met her late husband, Alan, when she was 14 at a dance thrown by her northeast Philadelphia chapter of B’nai B’rith Girls, a national girls’ youth movement that later merged into what is today known as B’nai B’rith Youth Organization. Read more » »

Charity events in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, May 4-11, 2015

National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive: Letter carriers will accept nonperishable food donations by your mailbox, May 9. Food will be donated locally in your area. www.nalc.org/community-service/food-drive ; www.facebook. Read more » »

Noticiário árabe diz que Israel bombardeou Sudão

O noticiário árabe informa que Israel bombardeou um deposito de armas do Sudão perto de Cartum. Oficiais do exército sudanês negam, mas afirmam que disparam contra um avião ou míssil no céu e um porta-voz disse que o interceptaram. Read more »