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 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 By JTA Staff    News    June 30, 2017

A trove of Nazi-era objects in Argentina stuns investigators

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA)-A cache of 75 original Nazi objects discovered earlier this month by the Argentine Federal Police has been evaluated as "unprecedented" and "the biggest" discovery of its...

 
 By JTA Staff    Features    April 21, 2017

Ruderman Family Foundation expands its disability work

(JTA)-Until recently, the Ruderman Family Foundation helped pioneer an issue within the Jewish community-key word "within." While donating locally to Jewish causes from its base in Boston, it also...

 

Don Rickles is dead at 90

NEW YORK (JTA)-Don Rickles, the bullet-headed comedian and actor whose pioneering brand of insult comedy earned him the nickname "Mr. Warmth," has died at 90. Rickles died Thursday morning, April 6,...

 
 By JTA    News    July 8, 2016

Natan Sharansky: There is no future for Jews in France

PARIS-Arab immigration to France and deep-seated anti-Semitism in that country mean French Jews have no future there, the head of the Jewish Agency for Israel said. Natan Sharansky made this declarati...

 
 By JTA Staff    News    January 29, 2016

Two days of terror: Israeli mother of 6 killed, pregnant woman stabbed

(JTA)-A day after witnessing her mother's brutal murder, Dafna Meir's teenage daughter spoke before hundreds who had come to mourn her. Dafna Meir, 38, a mother of six, was stabbed to death on Sunday...

 
 By JTA staff    News    October 2, 2015

SodaStream offers to take in refugees

Israeli company Soda-Stream has offered to take in Syrian refugees and employ them in its new factory in the Negev Desert. In an announcement over the weekend, SodaStream and the mayor of Rahat,...

 
 By JTA Staff    Life Cycles    July 31, 2015

Theodore Bikel, 'Tevye,' dies at 91

(JTA)-Theodore Bikel, an actor and folk singer who was recognized in 1997 with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, has died at 91. Bikel, who won fame...

 
 By JTA Staff    News    May 22, 2015

Two Jews among confirmed dead in Amtrak crash

NEW YORK (JTA)-A 39-year-old executive with an education startup and a 20-year-old naval academy student were among the seven people confirmed dead from an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia....

 

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