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2010-11-02 09:33:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 7, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, renowned teacher, philosopher, social critic and prolific author, will complete his monumental 45 volume translation and commentary on the Talmud, the central text of Judaism, and speak live from Jerusalem (9:00 PM Israel time, 2:00 PM Eastern, 11:00 AM Pacific) on www.TheGlobalDay.com. "Torah is the shared inheritance of all the Jewish people. It does not belong [to an elite group]. We have a responsibility...

2010-10-22 13:50:10

A 2010 population report from the University of Miami and the University of Connecticut releases new estimates on American Jewish Population Researchers from the University of Miami (UM) and the University of Connecticut (UConn) have published a 2010 report on the American Jewish population, as part of a new North American Jewish Data Bank Report series. The new report called Jewish Population in the United States-2010 shows a greater number of Jews in the U.S. than in Israel. While the...

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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...

2010-05-21 15:34:00

MIAMI, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Please join us in a legacy of Hope and Promise for our children by building the first South Florida Holocaust Museum, this Sunday May 23, 2010 at Artech Condominium in Aventura, FL. The event is in support of The Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, the site of the first ever living interactive memorial of Holocaust Survivors, Liberators, and Rescuers. HDEC's unique mission is to preserve, protect, and perpetuate the authentic memory of the Holocaust...

2010-03-19 11:18:00

NEW YORK, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- BEASTS OF THE BIBLE is the latest offering from Associated Producers (The Naked Archaeologist and The Exodus Decoded). For the first time, Biblical scholars, historians, archaeologists, cryptozoologists (krip-toe-zoo-ologists), and herpetologists (her-pet-ologists), guide an investigation into the creatures described in the Bible. It premieres in the U.S. on Animal Planet Thursday, April 1st at 8:00 p.m. ET. This study results in a thought-provoking and...

2010-03-09 09:55:00

BLOOMFIELD, Conn., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- "We are going to pick potatoes." That's what the family housekeeper told four-year-old Irene Levin when she was whisked off from her playgroup in the park to flee German-occupied Norway. In 1942, Irene Levin was one of 1,200 Norwegian Jews who escaped to Sweden during World War II. Nearly 800 remaining Jews were deported and murdered in Auschwitz. Irene's memories of life in Norway during and after the war are the subject of her book, "We Are...

2010-01-21 08:30:00

"Jewish Artists for Haiti" Benefit Concert To Raise Thousands Jan. 28th NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jewish organizations throughout New York are responding to the urgent needs of Haiti earthquake victims. On January 28th at 7 pm, The Jewish Artists for Haiti Benefit Concert sponsored by Manhattan-based Workmen's Circle and The New Yiddish Repertory Theater will bring together more than 30 leading Jewish artists in a three-hour concert at the Upper West Side's Stephen Wise...

2010-01-06 15:10:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Museum's thoughts and prayers continue to be with Officer Stephen Tyrone Johns' family at this time. Officer Johns died heroically defending the Museum, visitors and staff. This tragedy is a powerful reminder that our cause of fighting hatred remains more urgent than ever. SOURCE United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

2009-12-03 10:59:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee strongly criticized a leading academic publisher for its decision to retain an article vilifying Zionism in an encyclopedia dealing with racism. The Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, published in 2008 by Macmillan Reference USA, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, contains an article on "Zionism" by Noel Ignatiev, a bitter opponent of Israel. The article misrepresents Zionism as an "ideology of race" and...

2009-04-16 13:12:10

Canadian archaeologists say they have discovered a well-preserved monumental temple in Turkey that presents new facts about the so-called Dark Ages. Discovered by the University of Toronto's Tayinat Archaeological Project last summer, scientists said the temple is thought to have been constructed during the time of King Solomon in the 10th or 9th centuries B.C. Researchers said the discovery casts doubt upon the traditional view that the transition from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron...