Six leading female civil society leaders from Haiti, the U.S., Sri Lanka, India and Ethiopia are in Israel for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) First International Women's Leadership Workshop that opens today. The 5-day workshop will provide educational, … [Read more...] about JDC Hosts First International Women’s Leadership Workshop
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by Nathan Roi A wonderful example of cubist period art is a painting of the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova, by the avant-garde Jewish artist, Nathan Altman. When I visited Vinnitsa for the first time, few people, including the residents of Vinnitsa, knew that it was the home town … [Read more...] about The Shtetl: Vinnitsa Then and Now
With an annual budget of approximately $750 million, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) is certainly one of the major players in the Jewish world. However, with a significant portion of their budget coming from the government of the … [Read more...] about Claims Conference Chair Honored
by Yoram Dori Va’ahavta lare’echa kamocha (“Love your neighbor as yourself” - Leviticus 19:18) is one of the golden rules in the Bible. It is also one of the basic precepts on which I and thousands of others like me were brought up from childhood. Sometimes I had the feeling th … [Read more...] about Loving Your Neighbor
an editorial from The Jewish Daily Forward The old way of collecting and disbursing money from American Jews to Israel and other communities overseas has finally collapsed under the weight of philanthropic trends and communal distrust. That historically beloved bureaucracies … [Read more...] about Where Goes the Collective?