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 By Ben Sales    News    March 5, 2021

School board member in Massachusetts used anti-Semitic slur on live TV

(JTA) — A school board member in Lowell, Massachusetts, called a former school district leader a “kike” on live television, spurring calls for his resignation. Bob Hoey should step down from the Lowell School Committee, the mayor of the Boston...

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    March 5, 2021

Texas Jewish communities mobilize to get food, medicine to those in need

(JNS) - On any given day, people coming into the Kosher Palate in Dallas do so know they are going to be spending money on groceries or prepared foods. This past week, however, hundreds of people...

 

In Amsterdam, the personal card of every Holocaust victim returns to Jewish hands

AMSTERDAM (JTA) - Sonja Levy was a positive person who made an excellent first impression and whose important position exempted her from deportation, according to the personal card that the Jewish...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    March 5, 2021

Joe and Bibi talked, but what does it all mean? Biden and Israel, the scorecard.

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Four weeks into his presidency, Joe Biden spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the “scandal” over the new U.S. leader’s failure to pick up the phone came to a quick and cheerful close. The end of the...

 

Senate confirms Linda Thomas-Greenfield as next US ambassador to UN

(JNS) - The U.S. Senate confirmed Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Tuesday as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. The final vote was 78-20. The 35-year veteran diplomat and Louisiana native will arrive...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Suspected oil spill may be worst in Israel’s history By Ron Kampeas (JTA) — Israel closed its Mediterranean beaches to deal with what its officials say may be the worst oil spill in the country’s history. The Israel Nature and Parks Authority o...

 

SNL's anti-Semitic skit panned and called out by Jews and Christians

(Jerusalem Israel) — Gilda Radner is doing flips in her grave. If she were alive, the former star of Saturday Night Live who died in 1989, would be crying, but not from laughter.   Radner is one of many young comedians who got their start on...

 
 By ISRAEL21C    News    March 5, 2021

Your questions on the Covid vaccine answered

By ISRAEL21c  The Covid-19 vaccine is one of the most pressing issues of our times, and because it’s so new and we are all being encouraged by governments and health authorities worldwide to take it, everyone has questions. To help ease minds...

 

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