An Israeli cop shot an unarmed Ethiopian Jewish teen. Here’s why American Jews should care.

"American Jews must confront Solomon’s death and grapple with questions of racism in Israeli society. ...Beyond moral responsibility, confronting Solomon’s killing will bring American Jews to engage with Israel in a more complex and nuanced way. We would have to admit that Solomon’s killing is similar to many incidents of racist police brutality in America. Recognizing that Israeli culture suffers some of the same systemic problems of racism as America should bring us to explore the similarities between American and Israeli social inequities." - Mijan Bitton

An Israeli cop shot an unarmed Ethiopian Jewish teen. Here’s why American Jews should care.

By Mijal Bitton (JTA)

JERUSALEM – Israeli society has been gripped over the past week by the killing of Solomon Tekah, an …

Mother’s Day Around the World

Many Ways of Showing Gratitude. In Africa and the Middle East, March is the time for honoring mothers.

Mother’s Day Around the World

By Our Partners

Mother’s Day became an official holiday in the United States in 1914. While much of the Americas and Europe celebrate Mother’s …

Ebola Deaths Top 1,000 in Congo Amid Clinic Attacks

Ebola can spread quickly and kills in up to 90 percent of cases. Symptoms include fever, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain and at times internal and external bleeding, and can start to occur between two and 21 days from infection, according to the World Health Organization.

Ebola Deaths Top 1,000 in Congo Amid Clinic Attacks

By The Associated Press

More than 1,000 people have died from Ebola in eastern Congo since August, the country’s health minister said on Friday, …

Mansa Musa: The richest man who ever lived

Mansa Musa travelled to Mecca with a caravan of 60,000 men and 12,000 slaves. The trip to Mecca helped put Mali and Mansa Musa on the map. In a Catalan Atlas map from 1375, a drawing of an African king sits on a golden throne atop Timbuktu, holding a piece of gold in his hand.

Mansa Musa: The richest man who ever lived

By Naima Mohamud (BBC Africa)

The richest man of all time.

That title belongs to Mansa Musa, the 14th Century West African ruler …

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