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 By Melanie Phillips    News    April 2, 2021

Christian leaders remain silent as the church recycles its oldest hatred

(JNS) - The World Council of Churches has gone full theological incitement against the State of Israel. In a recent Zoom webinar with more than 300 Christian activists to promote a film about the...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    April 2, 2021

How CUFI has awakened the 'sleeping giant' of Christian Zionism

(JNS) - As the World Council of Churches goes full throttle against Israel, Christians United for Israel, one of the most powerful voices for Israel in the United States, marked its 15th anniversary....

 
 By William Levy    News    April 2, 2021

More good medical news from Israel

Israelis do not make islands in the shape of palm trees, nor towering skyscrapers, nor expensive hotels, nor do their leaders use cars with solid silver bodies (a clear allusion to Dubai and the United Arab Emirates). The pride of the State of...

 

Israel's COVID reproduction rate drops to 0.59

(Israel Hayom) — Israel’s coronavirus reproduction rate continues to drop, according to Health Ministry data released on Wednesday, and now stands at 0.59. Of the 41,443 COVID-19 tests that the ministry conducted on Tuesday, 679 came back...

 

On and off the court, Israel's NBA star is making the grade

By Howard Blas (JNS) - As Deni Avdija and the Washington Wizards mark the halfway point of the season and celebrate his selection to the 2020-21 NBA Rising Stars World Team roster, 21-year-old...

 

Star chef Alon Shaya helped a Holocaust survivor re-create recipes from his prewar youth

By Margaret Littman (JTA) - Visiting Yad Vashem a decade ago, Alon Shaya got to see some of the Jerusalem Holocaust museum's culinary-related artifacts that aren't always on display to the public. It...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israel and UAE face off in rugby (JTA) — In what was likely the first-ever friendly sports match between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, their national rugby squads squared off Friday in Dubai. In the first game, Israel defeated UAE 33-0. The...

 
 By Amanda Gordon    News    April 2, 2021

A New York lox company has boomed during the pandemic - by selling smoked salmon from England

(JTA) — Every Sunday growing up in northwest London, Simon Joseph would arrive home after playing football (American soccer) with friends and feast on toasted bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon. It was a beloved ritual, one of the only...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    April 2, 2021

Hillel reinvents itself to face dual challenges of pandemic and anti-Semitism

(JNS) — Often synonymous with Jewish life on campus, Hillel has been a gathering point for Jewish students across hundreds of campuses in the United States for decades. While being a “big tent” organization that seeks to accommodate a wide...

 

Jewish actress Jessica Walter dies at 80

(JTA) - Jessica Walter, who specialized in playing women who were both beautiful and predatory, has died. Walter died in her sleep at her home in New York, Deadline reported. She was 80. Walter was...

 

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