The Ventura Jewish Film Festival, opening March 9, will range across the Jewish world, from Ireland to Israel, and, in time, from the 19th century to the present.
Blue and white are the traditional colors of the tallit, and, for that reason, the colors of the flag of Israel. And yet the ancient craft of making blue dyes for use in sacred garments was lost to the world for centuries.
The United States succeeded on Monday in its bid for re-election to the 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council, a Geneva-based watchdog that has been criticized by Washington and Israel for singling out the Jewish state for criticism.
A popular Irish broadcaster and columnist said he is not anti-Semitic, after calling Israel "the cancer in foreign affairs" during a broadcast.
More than 100 James Joyce enthusiasts, performance artists and Irish descendants gathered at Westwood’s Hammer Museum on June 16 to celebrate Bloomsday. Taken from the name of Leopold Bloom, the assimilated Jewish protagonist in Joyce’s monumental book, “Ulysses,” the event celebrates the life of the Irish writer and relives the events of the day the tale is set: June 16, 1904.
Police in Northern Ireland are investigating claims of anti-Semitic bullying of a boy with Asperger syndrome.
Bagels were granted equal status with soda bread in Ireland following a government decision to reclassify the traditionally Jewish favorite as ordinary bread for the purposes of taxation.
More than one in five Irish people would bar Israelis from becoming naturalized Irish citizens, according to new research into ethnic and religious attitudes in Ireland. The book-length study, “Pluralism and Diversity in Ireland,” found that 22.2% of Irish people would exclude Israelis from Irish citizenship, while 11.5% would deny it to all Jews.
An Israeli property company has struck a multi-million dollar deal in Ireland that could herald further Israeli involvement in the country. Ravad is doubling its first major investment in Ireland in a deal worth $18.3 million. The Israeli firm, which is controlled by investor and dealmaker Igal Ahouvi, is paying about $9 million to acquire control of a retail property occupied by the British supermarket chain Tesco.
One of the parties expected to form part of Ireland's next governing coalition is looking to Israel for economic inspiration. The left-leaning Labor party, which is second in the polls and expected to be the junior partner in Ireland's government following the Feb. 25 general election, has said Ireland should follow Israel's example of technology-led growth and development to help regain the competitiveness it has lost since the dot-com bubble burst a decade ago.
Ireland became the first European Union member to upgrade its Palestinian diplomatic mission to an embassy. The head of the Palestinian mission will become an ambassador in Dublin and will present his credentials to the Irish president, according to Ynet. The upgrade reportedly does not mean that Ireland has recognized a Palestinian state.
Ireland has asked Israel to allow an Irish-owned ship to break the blockade of Gaza.
There is a saying that in Ireland there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet.
On our visit we experienced a tangible expression of this in Kenmare, where perfect strangers went out of their way to help us get our laundry done and then volunteered to drive us back to our hotel when we couldn't find a taxi.
There was one big question left unanswered when Tony Blair spoke last Monday evening at the opening of American Jewish University's (AJU) 2007 lecture series.
Once you've seen and heard 'Fiddler on the Roof' in Japanese, what's left but klezmer from Ireland?
A trip to the Emerald Isle, where folks go around kissing the Blarney Stone, has always been on our traveling wish list.