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Pop star Pink, having recovered from coronavirus, is donating $1M to fight the disease By Marcy Oster (JTA)—Jewish pop star Pink and her 3-year-old son have recovered from the coronavirus, she announced on Twitter. She and her son Jameson were...

 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 17, 2020

A census question poses a dilemma for American Jews-are you white, and if so, what are your 'origins'?

WASHINGTON (JTA)—It’s the ninth question on the census, and for many Jewish respondents, it’s a surprising—and sometimes unwelcome—invitation to consider who exactly they are. For the first time, the U.S. Census question on race is asking...


'If Gazans start dying, we will make 6 million settlers unable to breathe'

(MEMRI via JNS)—Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar threatened last week that if Gazans start dying of COVID-19 due to a lack of ventilators, the terrorist group would make “6 million settlers unable to breathe.” Speaking with Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV and...


So Bernie Sanders won't be the first Jewish president-here are 10 people who could be

By Philissa Cramer, Gabe Friedman, Ron Kampeas (JTA)—When Bernie Sanders announced on Wednesday that he was suspending his presidential campaign, he closed the door on the last sliver of possibility that America would elect its first Jewish...


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