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ADL's director of Jewish outreach has history anti-Jewish postings

Esteemed Shillman Journalism fellow Daniel Greenfield from Frontpage Maga-zine revealed that the ADL hired an activist named Tema Smith to serve as its director of Jewish outreach. Smith’s hire is newsworthy because Smith has a long record of...

 
 By Asaf Shalev    News    February 11, 2022

The Great Resignation is fueling a rabbinic hiring crisis that could leave synagogues without leaders

(JTA) – In early December, Judaism’s Conservative movement sent a disquieting message to dozens of synagogues looking for a new rabbi: Many of you won’t make a hire this year. At least 80 Conservative synagogues anticipated rabbi vacancies —a...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    February 11, 2022

Schumer recites the Shema prayer at National Prayer Breakfast and joins Biden's plea for unity

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sen. Chuck Schumer, the most senior Jewish elected official in U.S. history, recited the Shema prayer at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday. The New York Democrat added a reading from Leviticus that emphasized unity,...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israel appoints first female attorney general (JNS) — The Israeli Cabinet on Monday approved the appointment of Gali Baharav-Miara as attorney general, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office. “This is one of the most...

 

A brief history of Jews in the Olympics

By My Jewish Learning The prevailing stereotypes of Jews as bookish, nerdy, or business-minded have led to a widespread assumption that, on the whole, Jews are not good at sports. Some may be...

 

Israel to test for COVID-19 using non-invasive eye exam

(JNS) - An Israeli hospital has started recruiting volunteers for the world's largest known study for the detection of COVID-19 within the surface of the eye, announced Sheba Medical Center at Tel Has...

 

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