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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Arts & Culture

World Jewish Congress publishes new book chronicling its 80-year-long history

A new book chronicling the history of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), the umbrella organization of Jewish communities across the globe, has been released to the public and is now available for purchase on Amazon. The World Jewish Congress, 1936-2016 details the dramatic diplomatic efforts and achievements of this preeminent international Jewish organization, from its founding in Geneva 80 years ago through the present.

In his foreword, World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder writes that “this book reminds us not only what the WJC did in the past, but why the Jewish people need this vital organization now more than ever and will continue to

Do you know what a fotonovela is?

I didn’t either until I read “Once@9:53am: Terror in Buenos Aires,” a fascinating book whose new English edition was published in October 2016. If there are other books in this genre that are as mesmerizing as this one, I certainly want to read more. And now the book has renewed relevance, thanks to the recent reopening of an investigation into former Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s alleged covering up of Iran’s role in the bombing of the

Yiddish Book Center Project Honors Jewish American Heritage Month

The Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project is celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month with a special video series that looks at the culture and customs of Jewish communities across the United States.

Throughout the month of May, the project is featuring excerpts from oral history interviews highlighting the history, culture, and personal stories of those communities. The Jewish Neighborhood series began with a

The second phase of monumental installation, Eyewitness by photojournalist B.A. Van Sise was unveiled at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust on Wednesday, May 10. The current installation consists of 20 photographs of Holocaust survivors who live in New York City at large scale (between 4 and 13 feet high) filling the windows of the Museum’s façade. Phase 2 will consist of 11 portraits that will be placed in windows on the third floor opposite James

Though some members of the Jewish community in Turkey identify themselves first as Turks and then as Jews, many of them are suffering from intensified expressions of anti-Semitism in recent years. In a comprehensive new book entitled "Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism in Turkey" (Routledge, 2017), Dr. Efrat Aviv, an expert on Turkey from Bar-Ilan University's Department of Middle Eastern Studies and Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies, reveals, in concurrence with Turkish academics