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 By Andrew Lapin    News    December 2, 2022 

Birthright Israel scales back again

(JTA) – Birthright Israel is drastically cutting back on the number of free trips it plans to offer to Jewish young adults, scaling back its operations by up to a third, the organization announced Monday. The cuts come amid what the organization...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    November 25, 2022

Can a Tree of Life memorial 'end antisemitism in our lifetime'?

(JTA) – The foundation overseeing the rebuilding plans for the site of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh has selected its first director, and her aims are nothing less than the total...

 

Dave Chappelle isn't the first to suggest that Jews run Hollywood

(JTA) – On "Saturday Night Live" last weekend, Dave Chappelle really wanted his audience to know there are a lot of Jews in Hollywood. "I've been to Hollywood, this is just what I saw," he said...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    November 25, 2022

Not just 'Maus': A Missouri school district removed several Holocaust history books, too

(JTA) — Art Spiegelman’s “Maus,” along with six books about the Holocaust geared toward young readers, are among the hundreds of books that a handful of school districts in Missouri have reportedly removed from their shelves since the start...

 

'Armageddon Time' tackles Jewish assimilation and race relations

This piece contains spoilers. (JTA) – At the fancy private school where he has just started his first day, Jewish sixth-grader Paul Graff (Banks Repata) is asked by a major donor what his last name...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    November 11, 2022

As antisemitism spikes following Elon Musk takeover, ADL calls for Twitter ad boycott

(JTA) — Jewish groups thought Elon Musk was listening to them about antisemitism on Twitter. Then Kanye West came back. In the week after the rapper who now goes by Ye lost most of his endorsements due to his antisemitic rants, and amid an...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    November 4, 2022

A bitter battle between two bagel shops boils over

(JTA) — A feud between two Jewish bagel shop owners in Columbus, Ohio, has spilled out of the oven and into full public view, resulting in a lawsuit and restraining order. The Columbus Jewish News reports that the owner of Block’s Bagels, a...

 

HBO's documentary on the Tree of Life synagogue shooting arrives as the nation's eyes are back on antisemitism

(JTA) – Trish Adlesic was visiting her father in Pittsburgh on the day a gunman walked into the city's Tree of Life synagogue building and murdered 11 people.  Almost immediately, the director...

 

The Nazi history of Adidas

(JTA) - As rap star Kanye West continually refuses to back down from his antisemitic rants, some of the many institutions he has ties with have begun to jump ship. The fashion tastemakers Balenciaga...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    October 28, 2022

A provocative 'Hitler truck' inflames tensions in Berkeley amid 'Jew-free zones' accusation

(JTA) - Three weeks after a prominent pro-Israel activist accused the University of California, Berkeley of creating "Jew-free zones," two trucks rolled into town to address the controversy. One of th...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    October 14, 2022

Trader Joe's drops the 'Israeli' for its pearl couscous

(JTA) — Couscous lovers who frequent the grocery store Trader Joe’s may have noticed a change in the grain aisle: The chain’s brightly colored purple boxes of “Israeli Couscous” are now simply known as “Pearl Couscous.” The Nosher, a...

 

In 'Last Flight Home,' a Jewish family helps their father end his life

(JTA) - When Rabbi Rachel Timoner's dad Eli told his family of his decision to end his life, Rachel knew what would soon be asked of her: to officiate his funeral, something he had told her he wanted...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    October 14, 2022

Does UC Berkeley really have 'Jew-free zones'?

(JTA) – It seemed like a headline out of the 19th century: a warning of “Jew-free zones” at the University of California-Berkeley. That’s the phrase being employed by some prominent pro-Israel groups this week to describe a dispute at UC...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    October 14, 2022

3 Jewish women sue to block Kentucky's abortion restrictions on religious grounds

(JTA) – Three Jewish women have sued to protest Kentucky’s restrictive abortion laws on religious freedom grounds, arguing that they violate Jewish teachings as to when life begins and place undue burdens on their ability to use in vitro...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    October 7, 2022

Yom Kippur student absences could cost Michigan schools

(JTA) — The holiest day of the Jewish calendar couldn’t come at a worse time for Michigan public schools this year. Yom Kippur falls on Oct. 5 — which is also the state’s “student count day,” the one day a year when the number of...

 

Documentary 'Four Winters' recounts the hell and fury of Jewish partisans who fought the Nazis

(JTA) - In 1944, Faye Schulman, a young Jewish partisan, emerged from the forest into her hometown of Lenin, Poland, on a mission to burn houses the Nazis were using as their wartime offices. One of...

 

Israel vows 'diplomatic war' over Booking.com plan to add safety warnings to West Bank listings

(JTA) - Israel's tourism minister has threatened a "diplomatic war" with travel site Booking.com over the company's decision this week to display a safety warning on any listings in Israeli-controlled territories in the West Bank. A Booking.com...

 

ADL will review its education materials after Fox News calls the group 'far-left'

(JTA) – The Anti-Defamation League says it will “launch a thorough review” of its educational content to address materials “misaligned with” the organization’s values after Fox News published a story accusing the anti-hate group of...

 

Johnny Depp is directing a film about Jewish Italian painter Modigliani

(JTA) – Riding a wave of tabloid notoriety after winning his highly publicized defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard, Johnny Depp is planning to direct a biopic about a different troubled...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    September 2, 2022

Dana Bash says her new CNN special on antisemitism is 'one of the most important things I've ever done'

(JTA) – CNN's Dana Bash has what she calls "a very, very Jewish response" to the question of why she's hosting a special for her network on antisemitism in America. "The bad news is there is...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    September 2, 2022

Texas school district reinstates an adaptation of Anne Frank's diary amid firestorm of controversy 

(JTA) — The Texas school district that ordered a version of Anne Frank’s diary to be removed from its shelves last week says it has added the book back into its schools after igniting a media firestorm, as outside groups prepared to send...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    August 26, 2022

Texas school district orders removal of a version of Anne Frank's diary from shelves

(JTA) – A school district in suburban Fort Worth, Texas, has ordered its librarians to remove an illustrated adaptation of “The Diary of Anne Frank” from their shelves and digital libraries, along with the Bible and dozens of other books that...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    August 26, 2022

Amid outcry, Texas superintendent says Anne Frank adaptation will be back on shelves 'very soon'

(JTA) — The superintendent of the Texas school district that this week ordered the removal of “Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation” from its school’s shelves said Thursday that he expected the book, along with the Bible and other...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    August 19, 2022

Vermont state senator whose grandfather died in Holocaust wins congressional primary

(JTA) — A state senator who says the story of her grandfather’s murder during the Holocaust galvanizes her will be the Democratic candidate for Vermont’s single seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Becca Balint, who has been a state...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    August 19, 2022

Ilhan Omar ekes out primary victory in Minnesota

(JTA) — One of Israel’s strongest critics in Congress narrowly survived a tough Democratic primary, as Rep. Ilhan Omar eked out a victory Tuesday in Minnesota’s 5th congressional district. Omar, a two-term member of Congress who supports the...

 

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