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JCC’s new Film Festival format begins this fall

In an effort to maximize the mission to promote Jewish values and diversity through film,…

Vex 21st season starts with Neil Simon comedy

The Sheldon Vexler Theatre begins its 21st season this August with Neil Simon’s comedy, God’s…

Israel / US / World

Top International Stories for Today

  • A German amusement park’s new thrill ride looks like spinning swastikas
    BERLIN (JTA) — An amusement park in southwest Germany’s Black Forest is redesigning a thrill ride after an online video showed that it resembled spinning swastikas. The park, Tatzmania, opened a few weeks ago in Löffingen. The ride in question, the “Adlerflug,” or “Eagle Flyer,” features four crooked arms with gondolas.… Read more »
  • Democrats take aim at 2 ambassadors for the Tlaib-Omar fiasco
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. is done in the House, and the U.S. ambassador to Israel may not be far behind. Multiple Democrats told The Jewish Telegraphic Agency that Ron Dermer’s role in the banning of two congresswoman from visiting Israel means he will never get a… Read more »
  • Trump: Jews who vote for Democrats show ‘great disloyalty’
    (JTA) — President Donald Trump had harsh words for Jews who support the Democratic Party. “I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty,” the president told reporters on Tuesday during an Oval Office meeting with… Read more »
  • Production begins on ‘Valley of Tears,’ Israel’s most ambitious TV show ever
    (JTA) — Shooting has begun on Israel’s highest-budgeted television show ever. “Valley of Tears,” an ambitious eight-episode miniseries that depicts the 1973 Yom Kippur War through the eyes of three young combatants, reportedly will cost $1 million per episode. The heretofore-secretive project was first revealed by Deadline. The cost is… Read more »
  • Israel’s chief rabbi ordered delay of woman’s burial until her son gave his wife a Jewish divorce
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — A man who has refused to give his wife a religious Jewish divorce for a decade consented to set her free in order to allow his dead mother to be buried. Israel’s Ashkenazi chief rabbi, David Lau, ordered the delay of the burial as long as the… Read more »
  • Italian Jewish community launches campaign to restore its Jewish literary heritage
    (JTA) — A collection of about 8,000 antique Jewish books in Italy is in need of restoration and the country’s main Jewish body is taking up the challenge. The Union of Italian Jewish Communities, or UECI, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to preserve the Italian Jewish literary heritage. The books… Read more »
  • New York rabbi drowns after jumping in lake to save his child
    (JTA) — The body of a New York rabbi was found a day after he jumped into an upstate lake to save one of his children from drowning. The child was wearing a life jacket and was returned safely to the rented pontoon boat on Greenwood Lake in Orange County… Read more »