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 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...


In this original Holocaust film, a Jewish inmate makes up a language to survive

(JTA) - For a movie about the Holocaust, the Belarussian film "Persian Lessons" has some comic potential. Set in a concentration camp somewhere in Western Europe, it involves a Jewish inmate who survi...



Submitted by the family Eugenio Alberto Gerscovich, MD, of Winter Park, Fla., died on Jan. 20, 2021. He was 82 years old. Gerscovich was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Jose and Luisa on November 20, 1938. A true “Porteno,” Eugenio spent his... Full story



Marcia R. Krupitsky, age 87, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at Atria Park of Lake Forest in Sanford. A native of Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of the late Saul and Fay Schneider Iroff. Marcia earned he master’s degree... Full story



Charlotte Schulman, age 97, passed away peacefully at Palomar Medical Center, Escondido, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. She will be lovingly remembered by her immediate family and friends as Mom, Auntie, Grandma, Great-Grandma, Char and dear... Full story


Obituary - LOLA MONDRY

Submitted by the family On Jan. 16, 2021, at 4 a.m., Lola Mondry passed away from natural causes a few months shy of her 100th birthday. Known for her spitfire personality and huge heart, Lola will be missed by those that called her mom, grandma,... Full story


Israeli researchers use novel methods to seek treatments for deadly pancreatic cancer

By the time Barbara Goodman was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in October 2001, there were already 30 tumors in her liver. "We knew we were in for a pretty tough battle," recalled her husba...


Weekly roundup of world briefs

Twitter did not suspend Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader By Ben Sales (JTA) — On Friday, reports surfaced that Twitter had appeared to suspend an account belonging to Iran’s vehemently anti-Israel supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali...

 By Orit Arfa    News    January 29, 2021

For Israeli right, Trump's Middle East legacy will outshine his troubled last days

(JNS) — For most of the Israeli right, U.S. President Donald Trump’s pro-Israel legacy will far outlive the marred reputation of the last days of the presidency. Pro-Trump leaders, activists and analysts said that the Jan. 6 mob invasion of the...


'Hug a Holocaust Survivor' provides real comfort virtually

Just a year ago, Jerusalem was inundated by world leaders commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. At the time, it was announced that in Israel there were only 192,000 remaining Holocaust survivors, 15,000 fewer than the...


New attacks on Israel and Zionism may fuel campus anti-Semitism

By Sean Savage (JNS) - Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the fallout from the 2020 election, anti-Semitism continued to morph and grow during 2020. While the school year for many students...


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