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 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 16, 2021

Names being talked about to be the US anti-Semitism monitor

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Nancy Kaufman, the former CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women, said this week that she had been in touch with the Biden administration about becoming this country’s newly empowered anti-Semitism monitor. Kaufman...

 

AOC meets with top NYC Jewish group for first time

(JTA) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sat down for a public interview with a top New York City Jewish group, ending what some had considered a snub of Jewish leadership since the progressive New York Democrat’s election in 2019. In her April 1...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    Features    April 16, 2021

The next major Jewish action is on behalf of Uighurs

(JTA) - When Rayhan Asat attended a Passover seder last month, its contours seemed familiar and different at once - especially the tradition of leaving a seat empty at the table. It reminded Asat, a l...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

UPenn refuses to reschedule commencement ceremony on Shavuot (JNS) — The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia said it will not move the date of its commencement ceremony, which is set to take place during the Jewish holiday of Shavuot,...

 

Israeli organization breaks world record for kidney donations

Matnat Chaim has facilitated 1,000 donations since it was founded in 2009 (Israel Hayom via JNS) Israel celebrated a special milestone Sunday, as the Matnat Chaim nonprofit organization, which encourages and facilitates living kidney donations, is...

 

'Field of Flags' memorial at University of Rhode Island

(JNS) - Hillel at the University of Rhode Island has created its annual "Field of Flags" memorial in honor of  Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, which begins on Wednesday night. The...

 
 By Alan Smason    Features    April 16, 2021

Rabbi Peter Hyman receives world's highest Scouting award

(Crescent City Jewish News via JNS) - Rabbi Peter Hyman was announced as the recipient of the Bronze Wolf Award, the highest Scouting award in the world and the only one given by the World Scout...

 
 By Daniel Siryoti    News    April 16, 2021

Victim's family calls to revoke terrorist's citizenship

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - Arab Israeli terrorist Rushdi Hamdan Abu Mukh was released from prison on Monday upon completion of his 35-year prison sentence. According to local media reports, following...

 

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