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2010-06-15 08:36:00

NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the culmination of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz's audacious 45-year quest to translate the Talmud and unlock its wisdom for modern Jews, today the Aleph Society launched a new online campaign to spark a love for Jewish learning. The effort is part of the Global Day of Jewish Learning project supported by more than two dozen national and international groups representing every movement within Judaism. The website www.TheGlobalDay.com will engage...

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2010-06-03 13:55:00

Using sophisticated genomic analysis, scientists have probed the ancestry of several Jewish and non-Jewish populations and better defined the relatedness of contemporary Jewish people. The research, published by Cell Press in the June issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics, may shed light on the question, first raised more than a century ago, of whether Jews are a race, a religious group or something else. The genetic, cultural and religious traditions of contemporary Jewish people...

2010-05-29 16:51:00

NEW YORK, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC sharply criticized FOX News commentator Glenn Beck for his verbal assault on Jewish Fund for Justice Director Simon Greer, and urged him to use his program to apologize for invoking Nazi and Holocaust imagery. "Glenn Beck's assertion on his radio program that Simon Greer's advocacy for social justice 'leads to death camps' is outrageous and inexcusable," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. Beck was commenting on an opinion piece Greer...

2010-05-17 08:47:00

BERLIN, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation will celebrate this week the 30th anniversary of their pioneering exchange program at a gala event in Berlin. It is the longest running cooperative project between a German political foundation and an American Jewish organization. "Vital to reconciliation and understanding between American Jewish leaders and their German counterparts has been our partnership with the Adenauer Foundation," said AJC Executive...

2010-05-03 11:32:00

NEW YORK, May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee (AJC) is bringing to Germany a group of Jewish students and young professionals to participate in an unprecedented interreligious dialogue with young German Christians surrounding the Oberammergau Passion Play. The May 6-16 visit is taking place in cooperation with Germany Close Up. "While we have long been deeply troubled by the Oberammergau Passion Play, 2010 presents a superb opportunity for educating a new...

2010-04-30 16:05:00

WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- True Torah Jews will place an ad (see below) in the Sunday, May 2 edition of Washington Post in the Political Outlook section and air radio ads expressing their position regarding American policies on the Middle East conflict. "This ad campaign is in response to a series of proactive newspaper advertisements launched by self-proclaimed Jewish leaders regarding the policies of the American Administration on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,"...

2010-01-25 07:00:00

CINCINNATI, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- By congressional resolution and presidential proclamation, May is Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM). This month-long celebration aims to raise the national consciousness regarding contributions Jewish Americans have made to our country's heritage. The newly launched website, www.jewishamericanheritagemonth.us serves as an interactive clearinghouse for programs and activities across the country. Visitors to the site have the opportunity to enter...

2010-01-12 13:48:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations mourns the passing of Ambassador Shmuel Hadas. Known widely, and appropriately celebrated as Israel's first Ambassador to the Holy See, Ambassador Hadas played a vital role in the advancement of Jewish-Catholic relations both during his time as Ambassador and in numerous capacities thereafter. Ambassador Hadas utilized his respected role to smooth the way for the progress in...

2009-12-31 08:00:00

JERUSALEM, December 31 /PRNewswire/ -- One of Israel's most prominent educational and Jewish identity institutions, Aish HaTorah, today presented Guma Aguiar with its coveted "Builder of Jerusalem" Award at a large dinner event in Jerusalem. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091231/373003 ) Aguiar, 32, is a well-known Brazilian-US-Israeli energy tycoon who resides in Israel and has earned prominence for significant charitable contributions and for becoming the...

2009-11-23 16:11:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Gateways' Russian American Jewish Experience (RAJE) is now the highest-rated Jewish non-profit in North America and the fifth highest rated non-profit of all the 1.2 million non-profits listed on GuideStar, the central source of information on U.S. nonprofits. Gateways' RAJE (www.rajeusa.com) has been voted the #1 large Jewish non-profit organization in the Northeast during GreatNonprofits 2009 Jewish Choice Awards (http://greatnonprofits.org/jewish)....


Word of the Day
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.