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Documenting, sharing, and learning from Jewish life during pandemic

The Council of American Jewish Museums and George Mason University’s Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media are launching two new collecting initiatives with support from a group of Jewish funders, the Chronicling Funder Collaborative,...

 
 By JTA staff    Features    February 5, 2021

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...

 

Obituary - JEFFREY M. ETTINGER

Jeffrey Ettinger, age 81, passed away at Advent Hospital on Jan. 25, 2021. He was born May 16, 1939, in Miami Beach to the late Bea and Leon Ettinger. The family moved back to Orlando, where his mother’s large family resided in 1940, and Jeff... Full story

 

Obituary - PHILLIP MARTIN ROSENBERG

Submitted by the family Phillip Martin Rosenberg died on Jan. 18, 2021. He was born on Feb. 11, 1933, to Preston and Charlotte (Wallace) Rosenberg in New York, N.Y. Phil grew up in New York City and graduated with a degree in history from Hofstra... Full story

 

The moment Gene Scheer heard President Biden recite his 'American Anthem'

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Gene Scheer had a deadline looming. He was getting ready for the CD release of one of his Holocaust-related works, timed for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, one week away....

 

These 10 iconic Debbie Friedman songs are exactly what we need right now

It's hard to believe, but Saturday marks 10 years since the passing of Jewish musical icon Debbie Friedman, who died of pneumonia on Jan. 9, 2011, at age 59. If you grew up in the Reform movement -...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israel’s military head has ordered plans for possible hit on Iranian nuclear sites (JNS) — Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi said he has ordered the preparation of plans to attack Iran’s nuclear sites in order to prevent the Isl...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    February 5, 2021

Israel is an apartheid state, Israeli human rights group says

(JTA) — Btselem, a leading Israeli human rights group, says that the entirety of Israel should be considered an apartheid state.  Left-wing Israeli groups for years have deemed Israel’s West Bank occupation, or aspects of it, to be an apartheid...

 

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