Palestinian President Mahmoud 1a>Abbas’s resignation from his post as president 1b>of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation’s Executive Committee has fuelled speculation that he may be planning to step down from his position as president of the Palestinian Authority as well.
A study of Holocaust survivors and their children has shown that trauma can be passed on through genes.
The study, led by Rachel Yehuda from New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital, looked at the genes of 32 men and women who directly experienced the Holocaust - either in a concentration camp or who had to hide during the Second World War.
Three Jewish actresses are among the highest paid actresses in the world.
According to Forbes’ annual list, Scarlett Johansson ranked second, earning $35,500,000 from June 2014 to June 2015. Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman also made it on to the list, but pulled in significantly less than the Lost in Translation star, earning $6,500,000 and $6,000,000 respectively.
Jewish reggae star Matisyahu has been re-invited to perform at Spanish Reggae Festival Rototom 1a>having been dropped earlier this week.1b>
Rototom issued a statement apologising for having asked the Jewish musician to publically support the Palestinians as a condition for performing and invited him to sing as originally scheduled on 22 August.
Goldie Steinberg, reported to be the world’s oldest Jewish person, died this week aged 114.
Mrs Steinberg - who was also the sixth-oldest person in the world - was born in 1900 in what is now Moldova, and survived the 1903 Kishinev pogrom in which 49 Jews died and 500 were injured over two days.