A study reveals that 27% of Argentinean Jews say that they were discriminated against in the past year, marijuana is legalized in Uruguay and Israel attends the international book-festival in Guadalajara.Read More
Project Eshkolot in Moscow provides an intellectual environment to discuss Jewish issues; this year’s festival discussed visual-imagery, Sefer’s conference discusses motives in Slavic and Jewish art, the future of the Lubavitch library discussed and a retrospective of the artist Michail Grobman is presented in Moscow.Read More
A memorial for Chana Mlotek held at YIVO highlights her time in Los Angeles and a Yiddish “Star-Tour” featuring the houses of Yiddish writers is run through UCLA.Read More
News from Israel: Controversy over who should represent Israel at Nelson Mandela’s funeral and the official reasons why Netanyahu and Peres didn’t attend, the relationship between South Africa and Israel and Mandela and the Jews is overviewed and Israeli leaders visit the USA and meet with President Obama to discuss Middle-East politics.Read More
News from Poland: Archeologists find the Bund’s archive, a French Prime-Minister’s library is auctioned off including an important Holocaust document from 1942 and two Turkish tourists make a Nazi salute in Auschwitz.Read More
The Yiddish Center Medem Biblyotek is conducting a series of lectures and exhibitions on the life of Abraham Sutzkever and a book on the Red Cross during the Holocaust is published.Read More
John Kerry visits Israel to meet with Netanyahu and a new book examines the strange phenomenon of “Jerusalem syndrome” in which people visiting Jerusalem go psychotic and believe they are messianic figures.Read More
Chabad Rabbi Manis Friedman visits Argentina, an accused Israeli murderer is deported, Hanukkah is celebrated in Buenos Aires, Radio Chai is honored, the 40th anniversary of Ben-Gurion’s death is commemorated, Shimon Peres visits a Mexican book festival and Argentinean companies announce that they will sponsor Holocaust education.Read More
The Joint in Poland has run its annual Limmud conference and the Israeli firm Teva helps sponsor “the Sholem Asch” festival.Read More
Violent demonstrations against the Prawer plan, Netanyahu visits Italy, Edud Olmert attacks Netanyahu for his approach to US-Israeli relations, Israel officially acknowledges aiding Syrian citizens, Salafists attempt a terrorist attack, stone-throwing increases in Jerusalem, Shimon Peres confirms his retirement and Arik Einstein is remembered.Read More
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