JERUSALEM (RNS) The Israeli pilot program, known as TAMAR represents the Museum of the Bible’s first successful educational program. Last year, an Oklahoma school district shelved a similar pilot curriculum.
MADRID (Reuters) Spain’s parliament on Thursday passed a law allowing descendants of Sephardic Jews to gain nationality, more than five centuries after their ancestors were expelled from the country.
(RNS) As the proportion of Americans who are Christian declines, the share who are Jewish is holding firm. But some Jewish scholars say the data are nothing to celebrate.
When Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport first submitted her doctoral thesis on diphtheria in 1938, she was barred from completing her oral defense under Hitler’s Nuremberg Race Laws, which disenfranchised citizens with Jewish ancestry.
(RNS) The funeral Mass starts at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church; President Obama will give the eulogy. Westboro plans to picket from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., as people arrive at the church.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) As chairman of the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation, Blair hopes in particular to spread its message to students across the continent during the next two years.
(RNS) “I have lived thirty years in these thirty days,” wrote Sheryl Sandberg after the end of the monthlong period of Jewish mourning. “I am thirty years sadder. I feel like I am thirty years wiser.”
(RNS) President Obama might not be the “member of the tribe” he has proclaimed that he is, but that doesn’t mean he’s anti-Israel or anti-Semitic. It’s time for Jews to lay off the vitriol.
(RNS) Education Secretary Nicky Morgan described the decree as “completely unacceptable in modern Britain.” But pushback has also come from the larger Jewish community.