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Mama Cass Elliot helped me learn to love my body

Content warning: disordered eating. I never knew what an impact an eighth-grade field trip to the local water park would have on me. I still remember the sinking feeling in my stomach once I saw all my classmates were wearing bikinis while I hid my...

 

Stevie Wonder earns Israel's prestigious Wolf Prize

(JNS) - Legendary singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder was awarded Israel's prestigious Wolf Prize on Tuesday along with a group of laureates in the arts and sciences. The "Superstition" singer received...

 

Ruth Dayan, widow of Israeli general Moshe Dayan, dies at 103

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - Ruth Dayan, the first wife of the late Israeli defense minister and politician Moshe Dayan, passed away Friday morning at the age of 103. Dayan headed the Maskit luxury...

 

A vaccine miracle

(Jewish Journal via JNS) - Before World War II, there were about 50,000 Jews living in Salonica (or Thessaloniki), the largest Jewish community in Greece. Between March and August 1943, the Germans...

 

Obituary - ALBERT IRWIN KATZ

Al Katz, age 92, of Lake Mary, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, Feb. 9, 2021, at AdventHealth Hospice in Altamonte Springs. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 25, 1928, to the late... Full story

 

Obituary - RIVA (LYONE) SOROKURS

On Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, Riva (Lyone) Sorokurs passed away in Dunedin, Fla.  Born to William Lyone and his wife, Sophie (Rosenbloom) Lyone, Riva Lyone grew up in St. Paul and attended the... Full story

 

Why Israel leads the world in vaccinating its population

By Charles Lipson (JNS) — No country has been more successful in getting the coronavirus vaccine to its citizens than Israel. Why? Three reasons stand out, and the third one is likely to help people around the world. Israel can vaccinate the...

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    February 19, 2021

Polish ruling on Holocaust libel case causes profound concern among Jewish groups

(JNS) — A ruling issued by a court in Poland on Tuesday is meeting fierce criticism from Jewish groups and others who claim that the decision will silence further examination of the role of Polish citizens during the Holocaust. The criticism comes...

 

Pfizer vaccinees less likely to pass coronavirus to others

(Israel21c via JNS) — People who’ve received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine appear to be significantly less likely to “shed” or transmit virus particles that may be in their nose or throat. That is the finding of a...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Haim sisters to soundtrack ‘The Witch Boy,’ an animated Netflix film By Curt Schleier (JTA) — The Jewish sister rock band Haim have gone from being paid in matzah ball soup to scoring a feature film. The trio will soundtrack the Netflix animate...

 

'The ways of Torah are peaceful': Why football presents a dilemma for American Jews

(JTA) - Rabbi Josh Feigelson remembers the moment that football lost its magic for him. It was Oct. 20, 2013, and Feigelson was eating dinner with his family at Ken's Diner, a kosher restaurant in...

 

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