Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Hummus unites Jews and Muslims in Argentina

Recently, 20 amateur chefs participated in a hummus-making competition By JTA STAFF (JTA) — “Make Hummus, Not War.” That was the message behind a recent event that brought local Jews, Muslims and other Arabs together in Argentina’s bustling capital city of Buenos Aires. Recently, 20 amateur chefs participated in a hummus-making competition at the Tetuan […]

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

These photos of Holocaust survivors from the SS Exodus are incredible

In July 1947, more than 4,500 Jews from the camps boarded the Exodus in France and set sail for Palestine without legal immigration certificates By ANDREW TOBIN TEL AVIV (JTA) — In the summer of 1947, when the British turned away the SS Exodus from the shores of Palestine, the world was watching. Before the […]

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Why some rabbis bashed Trump from the High Holiday bima – and others demurred

Whether or not to use the bima as a bully pulpit has become a particularly burning issue in the first year of the Trump presidency By BEN SALES NEW YORK (JTA) — As spiritual leader of one of the most widely known Reform synagogues in America, Rabbi Joshua Davidson tries not to be divisive on […]