Articles from the March 11, 2022 edition

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Edwin Joel Leffler, 82, of Winter Park, Fla., passed away on Feb. 22, 2022. Ed was born May 20, 1939, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Alfred Leffler, a Broadway Show ticket broker and Bertha Lashinsky. Ed graduated from Far Rockaway High School in 1956, and...



Harry Louis Seligman, 76, of Sanford, Fla., passed away on March 2, 2022. Harry was born on Sept. 19,1945, in Chicago. Ill., but was raised in Shaw, Miss., by his loving parents, Dan and Bess...

 By Andrew Lapin    News    March 11, 2022

Donor yanks Israel Studies endowment at University of Washington over professor's Israel criticism

(JTA) — The University of Washington has put its five-year-old Israel Studies Program on hold after a major donor, angry about a professor’s criticism of Israel, took her money back. Becky Benaroya, a prominent Seattle philanthropist, gave $5...


Weekly roundup of world briefs

Zelensky: ‘I don’t feel the Israeli prime minister has wrapped himself in the Ukrainian flag’ By Ron Kampeas (JTA) — Volodymyr Zelensky, the Jewish Ukrainian president under siege, said he was moved by pictures of Israelis standing in...

 By Gabe Friedman    News    March 11, 2022

Hillel working to help students from Ukraine as Kharkiv chapter is destroyed in bombing

(JTA) - Before Russian troops invaded Ukraine, the Hillel chapter in Kharkiv was preparing to celebrate its 25th anniversary this spring. In fact, just one week ago, the group working with Jewish...

 By Dinah Spritzer    News    March 11, 2022

Jewish Ukrainians gear up for fierce Russia fight, alongside the 'neo-Nazis' they say Putin is lying about

(JTA) — Konstantyn Batozsky believes he is on a list of so-called “neo-Nazis” to be rounded up “Gestapo-style” and “exterminated” by Russian forces seeking to enter Kyiv. Batozsky, a Jew from eastern Ukraine, said he was informed about...


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