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 By Shira Hanau    News    February 4, 2022

Natan Sharansky and Bernard-Henri Levy sign NYT ad urging protest of Beijing Olympics over Chinese persecution of Uighurs

(JTA) - A full-page advertisement in The New York Times on Saturday paid for by the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity urged athletes and corporate sponsors to "walk away" from the Olympic Games,...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Antisemitic incidents in France increased by 75 percent in 2021 By Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Reports of antisemitic incidents in France increased by 75 percent in 2021, according to the French Jewish community’s main watchdog group. SPCJ recorded...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    February 4, 2022

The great 'Maus' giveaway is on as bookstores, professors and churches counter Tennessee school board's ban

(JTA) — A rural Tennessee school board’s decision earlier this month to remove “Maus,” the celebrated graphic novel about the Holocaust, from its curriculum has attracted fierce backlash from other pockets of the state and beyond. A nearby...

 

Fed up with its tenant, a NYC synagogue seeks to replace board of historic Touro Synagogue

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) – The historic New York City synagogue that controls the equally historic Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Is-land moved to terminate the lease of the congregation that worships there. But don’t call it an...

 
 By Toby Axelrod    News    February 4, 2022

German teens and young adults are interested in learning about the Holocaust - but they want new ways to do so

BERLIN (JTA) - A new survey of youth in Germany shows growing interest in Nazi-era history, but it also suggests that their attention span is shrinking.  According to the study conducted by the...

 

Esther Pollard dies at 68

(JTA) — Esther Pollard, who spent decades fighting to see her husband live free in Israel after being convicted for spying on the United States, has died at 68. Pollard died in Jerusalem Monday from complications related to the coronavirus, the...

 

Who are these men and what are they doing?

Mel Pearlman sent the Heritage two photos from days gone by. The first photo is of Heritage columnists (left to right) Mel Pearlman, Jim Shipley and Wolf Blitzer — yes Blitzer was once a syndicated regular Heritage columnist. With them on the far...

 

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