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hilltop camp fire

Within the Los Angeles area’s Jewish community, evacuees need immediate housing, large portions of three summer camps have burned to the ground, and a day school has been destroyed.


“India is history,” wrote the late Jawaharlal Nehru

dohany street synagogue

Jewish travel tips for Budapest, Prague and Vienna.

hurricane florence relief

The hurricane is leaving hundreds of thousands of evacuating residents wondering what they will find when they return.


Jews, I believe, are obliged to speak up for those who suffer because they are falsely accused of being part of a Jewish conspiracy, thus becoming fellow victims of anti-Semitism.

I again set off to make the new guide the history of my brothers and sisters in Europe, past and present, as well as note the synagogues, monuments, museums, kosher restaurants, cafes, and cultural heritage sites. 


Our trip came at a time not only of a global rise in anti-Semitism, but also a fragmentation within the Jewish community at home on several important issues relating to Israel.


The stop in Warsaw was part of an 11-day trade mission through Germany and Poland.

Chicagoans have come together to raise and distribute more than $1 million toward relief and rebuilding efforts in these areas over the last six months through the Jewish Federation Disaster Relief Fund.

The elections in Germany held last Sunday Sept. 24, resulted in victory for Chancellor Angela Merkel, who won a fourth term in power, but also for the far-right Alternative for Germany party.

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