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 By Simone Somekh    News    May 7, 2021

LGBTQ students sue Yeshiva University for discrimination

NEW YORK (JTA) — A group of students and alumni is suing Yeshiva University for discrimination, claiming that the university violated New York City’s human rights law when it refused to recognize an LGBTQ student club. The lawsuit was filed...

 
 By Bette Keva    News    May 7, 2021

A Bosnian War prosecutor from Boston is trying to help Sarajevo's Jews survive a brutal COVID-19 surge

(Jewish Journal-Massachusetts via JTA) - It's been nearly a decade since Phillip Weiner last lived in Sarajevo, where he served as an international war crimes judge. But Weiner has remained in touch...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    May 7, 2021

A woman will lead an Israeli Orthodox synagogue

(JTA) — A woman will be the spiritual leader of an Israeli Orthodox synagogue for the first time. Shirat Hatamar, a congregation in the West Bank settlement of Efrat, elected Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis, 40, as spiritual leader on Monday with the...

 

Obituary - ADELE BANKS DORMAN

Submitted by the family Adele Banks Dorman (“Bama”), 78, of Fern Park, Florida, passed away on April 26, 2021, in Orlando. Adele was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Druid City Hospital, to Isadore and Rose Banks, on Aug. 2, 1942. She went to...

 

Obituary - JEROME GLADSTEIN

Jerome Gladstein, 93, of Maitland, passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at AdventHealth - Altamonte Springs, following a brief illness. Mr. Gladstein was born on July 2, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York, to the late Benjamin and Lillian (Daniels)...

 
 By Tamar Fox    Features    May 7, 2021

History of the Jews in Ireland

Jews have made their home in Ireland for centuries, and many have risen to be successful and prominent figures in politics, business, and theology. Ireland produced Chaim Herzog, the sixth president...

 

Irish Presbyterians called for rescue of Jewish refugees

Not everyone in Ireland supported the persecution of the Jews in Europe. The following archived Jewish Telegraphic News article, dated July 2, 1939, is a statement made by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland: A strong resolutio...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    May 7, 2021

ADL calls on Oregon university president to resign over firing of Jewish professor who alleged antisemitism

(JTA) — Criticism is mounting over the firing of a Jewish professor who accused his Oregon university’s leadership of making antisemitic comments, with the local branch of the Anti-Defamation League joining calls for the president of the school...

 
 News    May 7, 2021

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Kerry denies claim he informed Iran of Israeli strikes in Syria (JNS) — U.S. Special Climate Envoy John Kerry on Monday denied allegations that he had discussed covert Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria with Iran’s foreign minister. “I...

 
 By Jacob Judah    News    May 7, 2021

Prestigious Jewish schools in London are shaken by allegations of sexual abuse

LONDON (JTA) — Two of London’s most prestigious Jewish schools are in turmoil after they were implicated on a website for Brits to share their stories of sexual abuse. The website, Everyone’s Invited, launched in March after the disappearance...

 
 News    May 7, 2021

California Department of Ed official linked to antisemitic beliefs gets reinstated

(JNS) — An official in California’s Department of Education accused of promoting antisemitic conspiracy theories about the Holocaust and the Sept. 11 terror attacks has recently been reinstated, reported The Sacramento Bee. California state...

 
 News    May 7, 2021

Heritage changes spelling of the word 'anti-Semitism'

The Associated Press has changed its spelling of the word “antisemitism,” now writing it without a hyphen — joining the leading experts of hatred against Jews who have long advocated that usage. The Twitter account of the AP Stylebook — the...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    May 7, 2021

Infuriated by the Sarah Halimi ruling, French Jews decry the state's handling of antisemitism

PARIS (JTA) - A rumble rose from the 20,000 Jewish protesters at Trocadero Square, then exploded into shrill screams. "I don't even know whether to reassure you or cry out my fury," boomed Joel...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 7, 2021

Elie Wiesel's bust will be in the National Cathedral

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Washington's National Cathedral, known for its role during presidential inaugurations and other days of national import, is honoring Elie Wiesel, the Nobel Peace Laureate and Holocaust memoirist with a bust, making him the first...

 
 By Gabe Friedman    Features    May 7, 2021

Oscars 2021: Jewish nominees (nearly) strike out

(JTA) - It was an unusual Academy Awards in several ways. Forced to adapt to social distancing protocols, the ceremony was split into different venues but mostly took place in Los Angeles' Union Stati...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    May 7, 2021

Baptist-affiliated Oregon university fires Jewish tenured professor who alleged antisemitism

(JTA) — Linfield University, a small school in Oregon, has fired a Jewish professor who accused the university president of making antisemitic remarks. Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, a tenured professor who taught English literature, has accused Linfield...

 

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