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 By Shira Hanau    News    December 31, 2021

D.C. 3rd-graders told to reenact scenes from the Holocaust

(JTA) — Students at a Washington, D.C., elementary school were instructed by a staff member to reenact scenes from the Holocaust Friday, according to The Washington Post. When the third-grade students asked why the Germans killed Jews, the staff...

 

Obituary goes viral

(JTA) — “A plus-sized Jewish lady redneck died in El Paso on Saturday.” It’s considered poor journalistic form to begin an article with a quotation. But journalists are also supposed to show, not tell, and there’s no better way to explain...

 

Henry Orenstein went from Holocaust survivor to Transformers toys inventor to poker star

(JTA) - Henry Orenstein, a Holocaust survivor who went on to invent the Transformers toys and became a major donor to Jewish and Israeli causes, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, at the age of 98. Orenstei...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    December 24, 2021

Violent attacks by settlers against Palestinians in the West Bank are up

(JTA) - Violent attacks against Palestinians in the West Bank are nothing new. But the phenomenon has reached alarming new level of frequency this year. Violent attacks perpetrated by settlers...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    December 17, 2021

Israel going to Olympics

(JTA) - Israeli officials are expected to attend the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing next year, unlike their American counterparts who will boycott the game to protest China's human rights abuses...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    December 17, 2021

17 BDS resolutions considered and 11 passed at US colleges last year, per ADL report

(JTA) — Student governments considered resolutions to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel at 17 college campuses in the United States during the 2020-2021 school year, according to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League. The watchdog...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    December 17, 2021

$6.6 million in state funding to redevelop Tree of Life site

(JTA) — Pennsylvania will allocate $6.6 million in funding for the redevelopment of the Tree of Life synagogue campus where 11 people were killed in an antisemitic attack in 2018. Speaking at a press conference outside the synagogue Monday, the...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    December 3, 2021

Israel ignored US warnings

(JTA) — American officials have warned Israeli officials that their country’s repeated attacks on Iran’s nuclear program have been counterproductive, arguing that Iran has continually rebuilt the destroyed facilities to be more effective,...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    December 3, 2021

An 11-year-old girl found a rare 2,000-year-old coin

(JTA) - An 11-year-old girl found a rare silver coin dating from approximately 67-68 CE in dirt from excavations at the City of David park in Jerusalem. Liel Krutokop was visiting the site with her...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    November 26, 2021

Danny Fenster, Jewish journalist jailed in Myanmar, is released days after being handed prison sentence

(JTA) — Danny Fenster, a Jewish American journalist who has been imprisoned in Myanmar since May and was sentenced to 11 years in prison Friday, has been released just days later, according to reports. Former New Mexico governor and former...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    November 26, 2021

Kanye West calls for a 'Christian kibbutz' movement

(JTA) — Kanye West’s trips to Israel clearly left a mark on the rap superstar. In a wide ranging podcast interview released Friday, West — who recently changed his legal name to Ye — said he thinks Christians should form kibbutz communities,...

 

'Tis the season of Chanukah misfires - and chastened retailers

(JTA) - "Deck the halls with matzo balls"? Chanukah menorahs with 12 candles? Products with misfired Chanukah messages have been drawing gripes for years, but this year major retailers are responding...

 

A prolific Jewish writer has collected 4,000 tiny dreidels found by Eastern European treasure hunters

(JTA) - Even when Arthur Kurzweil sits by himself in his study, he doesn't feel that he's alone. After all, he has the dreidels - all 4,000 of them. Kurzweil, 70, is a prolific author and editor who h...

 

Jewish comedian Mort Sahl was gifted at offending politicians

(JTA) - Mort Sahl, a Jewish satirist who was credited with making caustic political and social satire popular in stand-up comedy, died Tuesday at 94. Often walking on stage holding just a rolled up ne...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    November 5, 2021

Protesters posed as neo-Nazis to target the GOP nominee in Virginia's governor race

(JTA) - Demonstrators posed as the antisemitic white supremacists who led a deadly rally in Virginia in 2017 in a stunt protest against the state's Republican candidate for governor, a sign of the...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    October 29, 2021

Israel set to permit vaccinated tourists starting Nov. 1

(JTA) — After more than a year and a half of largely closed doors, Israel just moved one step closer to allowing tourists back into the country — as long as they are vaccinated. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennet and the country’s health min...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    October 29, 2021

NYC Council Jefferson statue was a gift from a Jewish military officer

(JTA) — The statue of Thomas Jefferson that will be removed from the chambers of the New York City Council at the urging of Black lawmakers was a gift in 1834 from one of the first Jewish officers in the U.S. military. The city’s Public Design...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    October 29, 2021

Texas Jewish death row inmate who argued judge was antisemitic wins new trial

(JTA) — A Jewish man who asked for a new trial on the grounds that the judge who sentenced him to death was antisemitic will be granted a new trial. Randy Halprin, 44, was originally set to be executed on Oct. 10, 2019 but won a stay from the...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    October 22, 2021

In TV interview, Ben & Jerry's founders say accusations of antisemitism following West Bank pullout are 'absurd'

(JTA) — In an interview that aired on HBO, both of the founders of the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream brand reiterated that they stand behind the company’s decision to stop selling their products in Judea and Samaria. But for Jerry Greenfield, being a...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    October 22, 2021

California's ethnic studies requirement is signed into law

(JTA) — After months of controversy and tens of thousands of public comments, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed off on legislation that eventually will require students to pass at least one course in ethnic studies in order to graduate from...

 

Lost toilets of the First Temple: 2700- year-old private toilet found in Jerusalem

(JTA) - A 2700-year-old toilet from the days of the First Temple in Jerusalem has been discovered by Israel's Antiquities Authority. Built as a private toilet stall at a time when few could afford...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    October 15, 2021

Palestinians won Israel's highest film honor, stars skipped the award show in protest

(JTA) — The award for best feature film at Israel’s Ophir Awards, the country’s top film honor and its automatic nominee for the foreign film category at the Oscars, went to “Let It Be Morning,” a film about an Arab-Israeli man forced to gr...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    October 8, 2021

3 Israelis arrested after settler attack that injured 12 Palestinians

(JTA) — Three Israelis have been arrested for an attack on Palestinian residents of the West Bank that sent a three-year-old to the hospital over the Jewish holiday of Shemini Atzeret. The attack came amid a week in which several Palestinian...

 

COVID has turned South Florida into a promised land for Orthodox New Yorkers

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (JTA) — When Orthodox Jewish clients approach local real estate agent Sharon Brandt looking for a home in this South Florida area, she tells them to make sure they have spots for their children in school before they buy. When Rabbi...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    September 17, 2021

Hasidic rabbi created a Shabbat jacket for carrying guns in synagogues

(JTA) - Rabbi Raziel Cohen doesn't want you to have to draw a gun in synagogue. But if you must, he doesn't want you to waste precious time unbuttoning your kapota, a type of jacket worn by men in...

 

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