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2011-02-22 12:26:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gay adult entertainment entrepreneur and Advocate.com columnist, Michael Lucas, today threatened to organize a boycott against New York's LGBT Center for its decision to host a party for an anti-Semitic organization. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110222/NY52447 ) Lucas called on the LGBT Center to cancel a party by Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), scheduled for March 5th. He further demands that the LGBT Center's leaders publicly...

2011-01-24 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In September 2009, the Center for Jewish History, a not-for-profit cultural institution and the largest repository of Jewish history and experience outside of the state of Israel, was faced with rising debt service costs and the inability to meet increased financial demands. The Center was created ten years ago from the vision of Bruce Slovin, Center Chairman and Founder, who raised $100 million to bring together five esteemed historical...

2010-12-06 14:01:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Julius Berman, Chairman of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), announced the successful negotiation of a historic agreement with the German government to provide euro 110 million (approximately $145 million) in 2011 for vital homecare services for Jewish Holocaust victims living around the world. "This is double the amount that the Claims Conference received for 2010 following negotiations earlier...

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...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.