'A Christian German slept with a Jewish German person and that’s where that came from,' according to the host of the upcoming PBS series 'Finding Your Roots'
An Israeli government committee wants to ease entry requirements for non-Jews claiming descent from Jews. It's a blatant attempt by a right-wing, pro-annexation minister to tip the Jewish demographic balance - but there's a catch
After Their Holocaust Survivor Parents Pass Away, Children Find a Treasure in Suitcase Left Locked Away for Decades
After both his parents died, André Beurs took the suitcase his mother forbade him ever to open and found a family treasure: His parents' wedding video. After he watched it, he realized that nearly all of the guests perished in the next few years.
German historian says he’s uncovered document showing that wife of Nazi minister of propaganda had Jewish ancestry.
The musical prodigy converted to Catholicism and married a Jew-hater, neither of which were any help in overcoming anti-Semitism.
Researchers assume the move from the Middle East to India was accomplished mainly by men who arrived and married local women, possibly after their conversion.
As a consequence of Einstein’s work, it became clear (well, clear to some scientists, at least) that time and space comprise a single continuum,
Haifa resident successfully passes Spanish language and culture exam, which includes questions such as 'What is Spain's tallest mountain?' and 'Who is Penelope Cruz?'
The political activist who preserved German-Jewish history and received Germany’s highest honor loses battle with cancer.
Michael Zegen has played important characters which usually tend to be New Yorkers and Jewish; being part of HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire' and an Arthur Miller performance in Broadway has required him to learn from his family Yiddish accent.
David Feuerwerker produced false papers for underground members, served as chief rabbi of Lyon and played a pivotal role in Montreal’s Jewish community.
After Hamilton Jordan’s death, his daughter edited an unfinished manuscript her father left tracking his moral journey in the context of race.
This Day in Jewish History, 1869 The Man Who Wrote Bambi and Didn't Make a Dime From the Movie Was Born
Bambi learned of life's perils, observed the judge; pity Salten didn't know of the danger lurking in copyright protection.
It’s the all-time best-seller, and the No. 1 book many would choose as a desert island companion. But three-quarters of the Christian 'Holy Bible' read around the globe in over 500 languages is in fact the Hebrew Bible, in its 'Old Testament' form.
Back in the 1960s, German-born filmmaker Helga Keller and American jazz musician Mel Keller adopted the five-year-old Liora, and hid her Moroccan roots. Helga captured the intimate ups and downs of the adoption in a memoir that was never completed.
Almost half of Ashkenazim carry at least one of 38 genetic diseases, and our closest genetic relatives are Druze, Bedouin, Palestinians - and Italians.
Arthur 'Weegee' Fellig predated the disturbing work of Diane Arbus by a generation, catching people at their most unguarded moments, from murders to the opera.
Gur Bentwich makes a documentary about his bloodline, set to have its international premier at this month’s Docaviv film festival in Tel Aviv.
Only a handful of Jewish players have played on the winning team and received a ring, but Super Bowl XLIX has at least two more candidates as well as plenty of other connections to the Jews and Israel.
By halakha, if not in practice: The King’s maternal great-great-grandmother was a member of the Tribe.
Rabbi Moshe Twersky, descended from the father of Modern Orthodoxy and from the Chernobyl Hasidic dynasty, was heir of Jewish traditions that often seem contradictory.
Founder of U.S.-based company says that anti-Jewish polemics can't hide the science proving that Jews did indeed originate from the region.
Many new identifiers live in Africa, Asia and South America. They feel connection to lost tribes and to Jews forced to convert during Inquisition.
Calculation error is found in DNA assessment that identified the killer as a Polish Jewish immigrant to the U.K., reports say.
From JTA's special series on conversion: Becoming a Jew isn't easy; here is a breakdown of the options in the United States.
Is a baby created through a Jewish couple's sperm and eggs but carried to term by a non-Jewish surrogate halachically Jewish?
Leader of Maryland drugmaker grew up in observant Jewish home, helped found Sirius service, and is now building a transreligion, profile says.
Paltrow has studied kabbalah for some years, New York Post reports.
Israel may not have a royal family, but don’t tell that to the family of President-elect Reuven Rivlin.
Mayor seeks to purge vestige of religious persecution by reverting village's name to its pre-Inquisition version.