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The Jewish day school teacher who wagered $18 on 'Jeopardy!' and won $50,000

(JTA) - Astute viewers could find plenty of signs during the recent "Jeopardy!" Teachers Tournament that one leading contestant had some Jewish bona fides. There was the fact that Meggie Kwait...

 By Phillissa Cramer    News    May 8, 2020

Reacting to packed Orthodox funeral, New York City mayor warns 'the Jewish community' and faces swift backlash

By Philissa Cramer (JTA)—New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio drew fierce criticism late Tuesday after he singled out “the Jewish community” in a trio of tweets announcing that he had instructed his police department to fine or even arrest...

 By Phillissa Cramer    News    April 3, 2020

Coronavirus shutters 770 Eastern Parkway for the first time ever

(JTA)—As the world shut down around it, the Brooklyn headquarters of the worldwide Chabad movement carried on as usual—until late Tuesday night, when its neighborhood’s rabbinic leadership ordered synagogues closed to combat the spread of the...


Israel to require 14-day quarantine for all travelers from abroad

(JTA)—Israel will require all travelers from abroad to complete a 14-day quarantine, according to the latest regulation aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus in the country. The decision,...


Sanders makes Jewish history by winning the New Hampshire primary-again

(JTA)—Bernie Sanders has narrowly won the New Hampshire Democratic primary, racking up additional delegates in his quest to become the nation’s first Jewish president. Sanders, a Vermont senator, was declared the winner late Tuesday with 26% of t...


Trump's Israeli-Palestinian peace plan-these 2 maps tell you what you need to know

(JTA)-The Trump administration put questions about the seriousness of its Israeli-Palestinian peace proposal to rest Tuesday by delivering a 181-page, detail-laden document that outlines a clear-if on...


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