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 By JTA    Features    June 11, 2021

Out from the cold, into the light

Josh was 8 years old when his parents sent him to Jewish summer camp for the first time. Even though he had issues like ADHD that made school challenging, they figured the informal, open environment...



It is with profound sorrow, the family announced the passing of Gordon Allen Engel, z”l, on May 30, 2021. Born Oct. 30, 1924, as the only child to Jack and Irene Engel, he enjoyed a happy childhood in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Gordon married... Full story


Black-Jewish relations in America

The earliest Jews in the North American colonies related to Africans and their American-born offspring in the same ways most other white European colonists did. These Jews, largely immigrants from...


A new museum in New Orleans puts the family histories of Southern Jews on display

By NEW ORLEANS (JTA) - Janis Rabin's family emigrated from Poland, eventually settling in Bogalusa, Louisiana. For years, she and her relatives had kept memories and stories of their family's Jewish...


Weekly roundup of world briefs

Mayim Bialik makes ‘Jeopardy!’ guest host debut By Gabe Friedman (JTA) — Jewish actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik began her two-week stint as a guest host on “Jeopardy!” Monday night, paying tribute to her “creative and academic...

 By Nicole Raz    News    June 11, 2021

This Muslim market in Tucson offers kosher food and intercultural dialogue

(Jewish News of Greater Phoenix via JTA) - Tucked between a dance school and a '60s retro lounge on a quiet street in Tucson, Arizona, sits a small Middle Eastern and African foods store. But the Al...


Google removes diversity chief over antisemitic 2007 blog post

(JNS) — Kamau Bobb “will no longer be part of our diversity team going forward,” the tech giant Google announced Wednesday, after the surfacing of an antisemitic blog post its Global Lead for Diversity, Strategy and Research wrote in 2007. In...

 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    June 11, 2021

Amid a surge in hate crimes, prominent European Jews worry the war against antisemitism has been lost

AMSTERDAM (JTA) - In Germany, a man wearing a kippah was beaten on the street. In Austria, a student was harassed on the train for reading a book mentioning Jews in the title.  In London, a nurse...

 By Ben Sales    News    June 11, 2021

Chancellor condemned antisemitism - then apologized

(JTA) — The chancellor of New Jersey’s flagship public university condemned antisemitism and then, following protest from a pro-Palestinian student group, apologized for the condemnation. On Wednesday, the chancellor of Rutgers University-New Bru...


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