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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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... Full story
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... Full story
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... Full story