Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Lorde cancels her concert in Israel

Lorde is far from the first artist to take political considerations into account when deciding whether or not to perform in the Jewish state By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — Pop star Lorde’s decision to cancel her scheduled concert in Israel has sparked some fierce reactions, even if most of them were expected. The 21-year-old New […]

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Explaining Judaism to Muslims — in Arabic

‘People of the Book’ is a series of short animated videos that explain Jewish faith and ritual in Arabic By BEN SALES (JTA) — Is it true that Judaism doesn’t accept converts? Is it true that Jews have to wash their hands before they pray? Is it true that Jews have historically killed their prophets? […]

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Tragedy in Costa Rica

Jewish victims of plane crash are remembered for their passionate social justice work By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK (JTA) — Members of two families killed in a plane crash in Costa Rica were being remembered for their involvement in Jewish and philanthropic causes. The Steinberg family of Scarsdale, in suburban New York, and the Weiss […]