In Tevel B’Tzedek, Israeli Micha Odenheimer has created a Jewish Peace Corps that brings Jewish aid and ideals to Nepal, one of the world’s most impoverished nations.
- Israeli Scene Wider WorldMaking a Difference in Nepal
Volunteers from Tevel B’Tzedek enhance Nepalis’ skills as farmers, educators and community leaders.Wider WorldKeeping the Faith in Vilnius
Before World War II, the streets of Lithuania’s capital were thronged with Jews. Today, the country is home to 4,000 Jews committed to preserving their heritage.
Before World War II, the streets of Lithuania’s capital were thronged with Jews. Today, the country is home to 4,000 Jews committed to preserving their heritage.Wider WorldPassage to the Pyrenees
Jews and others trekked over the treacherous mountain range to flee from the Nazis. These days, people are following in their footsteps.
Jews and others trekked over the treacherous mountain range to flee from the Nazis. These days, people are following in their footsteps.Venezuelan Opposition Leader Appoints Rabbi as Envoy to IsraelBrener, rabbi emeritus of the Union Israelita de Caracas synagogue and a former chief Ashkenazi rabbi of Venezuela, was approved for the position by Congress on Tuesday.Hungary’s Population Has High Rate of Ashkenazi GenesTesting revealed that more than 7.5 percent of 4,981 people tested in Hungary had more than 25 percent Jewish Ashkenazi genes.At 98, Gymnast and Holocaust Survivor Agnes Keleti Is as Feisty as EverWith 10 Olympic medals, Keleti is the most decorated female Jewish Olympian of all time.UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid Visited the Western WallJavid wore a black kippah and placed a note in a crack between two stones in the Western Wall.Anti-Semitic Dutch Rapper Goes by the Stage Name ‘Anne Frank’This year, the artist seemed to dabble in Holocaust denial when she wrote: “Anne Frank died of typhus so she was never murdered.”Semion Rosenfeld, Last Living Survivor of Sobibor, DiesSemion Rosenfeld was transferred to Sobibor in 1943 and participated in the uprising there in September of that year.An Island of Tolerance for Jewish Students in EnglandAt the University of Birmingham, the Jewish student body now outnumbers the centuries-old Jewish community in the United Kingdom’s second largest city.‘Early Warning’ Signs of Rise in Islamic Anti-Semitism in GermanyThe report distinguishes between “Islam” the religion and “Islamism,” which it describes as a form of political extremism.