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 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 28, 2021

Scene Around

How lucky I am ... I've had five careers in my life so far... wife, mother, dancer, singer and journalist. Of course, the most important were wife and mother! Especially, the way my husband of 55...

 

Two Native Americans who helped liberate Dachau

In commemoration of the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp by American soldiers, the Simon Wiesenthal Center Archives is highlighting the amazing story of two Native American soldiers who were twin brothers and how on...

 

Yad Sarah provides medical equipment, support services

(JNS) — As violence in Israel persists for a second week, Yad Sarah announced its commitment to remaining open and providing full services to citizens across the country. From the outset of rocket attacks launched from Hamas and other terror...

 

Obituary - JEROME BARRY FREEDMAN

Jerome (Jerry) Barry Freedman, age 78, of Altamonte Springs, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Born in Detroit, Michigan, on Jan. 5, 1943, he was the son of the late Phil and Rose Freedman. On Aug. 22, 1965, in Detroit, he married...

 
 By Philissa Cramer    News    May 28, 2021

Dozens of US rabbinical students sign letter calling for American Jews to hold Israel accountable for its human rights abuses

(JTA) — Dozens of American rabbinical students have issued a public letter accusing Israel of apartheid and calling on American Jewish communities to hold Israel accountable for the “violent suppression of human rights.” The letter comes as...

 
 By Shira Hanau    Features    May 28, 2021

Faye Schulman, Holocaust survivor whose photographs documented the partisan resistance, dies at 101

(JTA) — Faye Schulman, a Holocaust survivor who lost most of her family to the Nazis but joined a group of partisan fighters and documented their work in photographs, died April 24, The Washington...

 
 By Asaf Shalev    News    May 28, 2021

Amid crisis, New York Times posts job for Palestinian affairs reporter

(JTA) — As the world’s attention has turned to the crisis engulfing Israel and the Palestinian territories, a leading media outlet posted a brand-new job opening. The New York Times announced Wednesday that it is looking to hire a reporter who...

 

Black Lives Matter expresses solidarity with Palestinians

(JNS) — The Black Lives Matter movement has expressed solidarity with the Palestinians amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and terrorist groups based in the Gaza Strip. “Black Lives Matter stands in solidarity with Palestinians,” the group...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

2 dead, over 210 injured in synagogue bleacher collapse In West Bank settlement By Andrew Lapin (JTA) — Israeli paramedics said that at least two worshipers had been killed and at least 213 were injured in a bleacher collapse incident at a...

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    May 28, 2021

Supporters of Israel stand strong in US cities from coast to coast

(JNS) - Across the country from the big cities to suburban towns, thousands of Jews gathered on Sunday to show their support for Israel and to take a stand against the rising number of anti-Semitic in...

 
 By Dan Lavie    News    May 28, 2021

Thousands attend pro-Israel rally in New York City

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - Thousands gathered on Sunday for a pro-Israel rally in New York in response to a series of antisemitic attacks on Israeli and Jewish American communities in the United States...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    May 28, 2021

How Israel can disrupt Hamas's re-armament plans

(JNS) - As the truce in Gaza takes hold, Israel and the international community must employ multiple approaches to prevent Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad from once again using a quiet period to...

 

Youth groups in America raise $40,000 for gift packages for Israeli children

(JNS) — With tens of thousands of Israeli families under attack by rocket fire from Hamas in Gaza and required to stay near the safety of the protected rooms within their homes, Colel Chabad,...

 
 By Jon Schiller    News    May 28, 2021

Jewish and Arab health professionals unite in solidarity

(ISRAEL21c) - Medical staff at hospitals up and down the country have come together in solidarity to call for peaceful coexistence and cooperation between Jewish and Arab medical personnel during...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    May 28, 2021

Pro-Palestinian protesters shout 'f***ing Zionist' and one person is burned in NYC altercation

NEW YORK (JTA) — One person was burned when two fireworks were thrown from a car amid an altercation with anti-Zionist protesters in a heavily Jewish New York City business district, according to police. The fight on Thursday evening came on what...

 

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