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 By JTA Staff    Features    May 13, 2022

Jewish National Fund-USA Sunshine Tour participants 'Treated like royalty' in Israel

They say that to travel is to live, and for 25 participants, attending one of Jewish National Fund-USA’s missions to Israel felt like “sunshine” during their first international trip since the start of the pandemic.  According to Dianne...

 By JTA    News    September 10, 2021

How Israel is leading the world in reviving bee colonies - in the middle of the desert

The Arava Desert in Israel's south is "abuzz" with activity - and it is all thanks to one important six-legged critter: the humble honeybee.  In a world where scientists acknowledge the important...

 By JTA    Features    June 11, 2021

Out from the cold, into the light

Josh was 8 years old when his parents sent him to Jewish summer camp for the first time. Even though he had issues like ADHD that made school challenging, they figured the informal, open environment...

 By JTA    News    February 12, 2021

Marcus Foundation matches $10 million for Israel Blood Center

The Marcus Foundation announced Dec. 4, 2020, a $10 million matching grant to ensure the completion of Israel’s new national blood services center, a first-of-its-kind shielded blood facility that will protect Israel’s strategic blood reserves...

 By JTA staff    News    February 5, 2021

All the Jews tapped by Joe

(JTA) — President-elect Joe Biden filled the months before Inauguration Day lining up a slate of Cabinet secretaries, assistants and advisors, many of them Jewish. Biden’s choices reflect a diverse cross-section of American Jewry and possess expe...

 By JTA staff    Features    February 5, 2021

2020 National Jewish Book Awards

(JTA) - The final book published by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks before he died in November is the Jewish Book Council's top book for 2020. "Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times," published...

 By JTA staff    News    January 29, 2021

JTA's parent company acquires the NY Jewish Week

(JTA) — 70 Faces Media, the publisher of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, has acquired the New York Jewish Week brand. In a deal completed late last month, the 45-year-old Jewish Week will join the gr...

 By JTA    Life Cycles    January 22, 2021

Sheldon Adelson, megadonor to Israel and Republicans, is dead at 87

(JTA) — Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate whose philanthropy had an unparalleled influence on American and Israeli politics and Jewish causes, has died at 87. Adelson, the chief...

 By JTA Staff    News    October 30, 2020

In Argentina, a Jewish businessman starts a kosher meat price war

BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — The Jewish owner of a large Argentine hypermarket chain has started selling kosher meat for far less than competitors this month, claiming that the country’s kosher supervision industry has artificially driven up costs for co...

 By JTA staff    News    September 25, 2020

Abraham Foxman endorses Biden, calling Trump a 'demagogue' - RJC chair voices rebuttal

(JTA) - Abraham Foxman, the former longtime leader of the Anti-Defamation League, has broken his tradition of not endorsing political candidates to back Joe Biden, arguing that President Donald Trump...

 By JTA    Features    September 25, 2020

Ancestry completes Arolsen Archives Collection, launches new partnership with USC Shoah Foundation

Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, has completed a significant philanthropic initiative to digitize and make searchable millions of Holocaust and Nazi persecution-related records. Building on its commitment to...

 By JTA Staff    Features    March 20, 2020

Rabbis give spiritual guidance in handling the coronavirus crisis

(JTA)—At this point, we know well how to wash our hands to protect ourselves from the coronavirus. But how do we soothe our souls? When we recently asked for stories about how local Jewish communities are adapting to the public health threat, we... Full story

 By JTA Staff    News    March 13, 2020

The latest Jewish coronavirus updates: El Al downsizes, services move online and more

NEW YORK (JTA)—The spread of COVID-19, a new coronavirus, is reshaping Jewish communities. We’re collecting the news flowing in from across the globe here. (If you want to skip the minute-by-minute updates and just understand the broad ways that... Full story

 By JTA Staff    News    March 6, 2020

Expressing concern about 'bigotry,' Bernie Sanders says he'll skip this year's AIPAC conference

(JTA)—After weeks of skirting questions about whether he would attend the annual conference held by AIPAC, Bernie Sanders has declared his intentions: No, he won’t go, and not because his schedule won’t allow it. In a two-tweet statement, Sande... Full story

 By JTA Staff    Features    January 24, 2020

Philissa Cramer named editor in chief of the JTA

NEW YORK (JTA)-Philissa Cramer, a co-founder and editor at large of the award-winning education news organization Chalkbeat, has been named editor in chief of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Cramer... Full story

 By JTA Staff    News    January 10, 2020

10 ways American Jewish life changed in the 2010s

NEW YORK (JTA)-All of the gloom and doom that many in the Jewish community have felt toward the end of this decade should not obscure the fact that the 2010s were full of innovation. Yes, there was... Full story

 By JTA Staff    News    January 3, 2020

The Jews who defined the 2010s

(JTA)-The 2010s were nothing if not turbulent. The decade brought us unprecedented political polarization, war and increasing conflict in Israel, dozens of horrific mass shootings, and a new age of el... Full story


The top 10 Jewish stories of 2019

(JTA)—For many Jews around the world, there’s probably no love lost for 2019. As the year draws to a close, the Jewish community continues to grapple with the continued rise of global anti-Semitism—one major community in Europe is facing the... Full story

 By JTA Staff    News    November 22, 2019

The toll of rocket attacks from Gaza

(JTA)—Fifty-eight Israelis were injured during the wave of rocket attacks fired by terror groups from Gaza this week. Thirty-four Palestinians, most of them reported to be members of Islamic Jihad and other Gaza terror groups, were killed in... Full story

 By JTA Staff    Features    October 25, 2019

Argentine Jewish chef named top in Latin America by his peers

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA)-Argentinian chef Tomas Kalika, who cooks traditional Jewish foods with a modern twist, won the Chefs´ Choice Award 2019, the only peer-voted prize at Latin... Full story

 By JTA Staff    News    October 11, 2019

JTA launches Hebrew website

NEW YORK (JTA)—The Jewish Telegraphic Agency has launched a Hebrew-language website and syndication service aimed at the Israeli public. The service features original Hebrew articles and videos with Hebrew translations of items published in... Full story

 By JTA Staff    News    February 8, 2019

First Jewish Super Bowl MVP

(JTA)-Wide receiver Julian Edelman was named Most Valuable Player as the New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta. The Patriots' Jewish owner, Robert Kraft, also... Full story

 By JTA    Life Cycles    September 14, 2018

Neil Simon, Broadway's giant of bickering, wise-cracking couples, dies at 91

(JTA)-Playwright Neil Simon, known for such Broadway hits as "The Odd Couple," "Barefoot in the Park" and "Lost in Yonkers," has died. Simon, who earned a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award, died... Full story

 By JTA Staff    Life Cycles    June 1, 2018

Philip Roth, peerless chronicler of American Jewish life, is dead at 85

(JTA)—Philip Roth, whose notorious novels about the sex drives of American men gave way to some of the most probing examinations of the American Jewish condition in the 20th and 21st centuries, has died. He was 85. His death was confirmed to The... Full story

 By JTA Staff    News    September 8, 2017

Bryn Mawr suspends using name of founder

NEW YORK (JTA)-Bryn Mawr College in suburban Philadelphia said it will place a yearlong "moratorium" on the use of the name of a founder and past president who was a known anti-Semite. The name of... Full story


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