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Chicago Cubs slugger Matt Mervis sells Hebrew merch to 'help grow' baseball in Israel

(JTA) — Chicago Cubs first baseman Matt Mervis is selling T-shirts and hats emblazoned with his nickname spelled in Hebrew to raise money for the Israel Association of Baseball. “It’s a great cause to help grow the game in Israel,” Mervis tol...

 

Iran 'close to point of no return'

(JNS) —  Israel’s Foreign Minister Eli Cohen met with European counterparts in Slovakia on Tuesday and called for unity in countering the Iranian threat before it is too late. During the closed-door session in the capital Bratislava, Cohen...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israeli rights group urges public broadcaster to stop referring to ‘West Bank’ (JNS) — Shai Glick, the CEO of the B’Tslamo rights group, wrote a letter on Wednesday to the Kan Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation urging it to have its...

 
 By Shira Li Bartov    News    June 23, 2023

Toronto's first Holocaust museum looks to the post-survivor era

(JTA) - Toronto is home to one of the world's largest Jewish communities, nearly half of the 335,000 Jews in Canada. But until last week, the city did not have a dedicated Holocaust museum. The...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 23, 2023

Senior Biden administration official: Israel's Diaspora minister 'does not understand the American Jewish Diaspora'

WASHINGTON (JTA) - The Biden administration has joined the chorus of American voices criticizing Israeli Diaspora Minister Amichai Chikli. A photo in which Chikli is making a face at a pro-Israel...

 
 By Asaf Elia-Shalev    News    June 23, 2023

Germany agrees to record $1.4 billion in annual Holocaust reparations as survivors age

(JTA) - Conditions didn't seem favorable in early May as Stuart Eizenstat entered annual negotiations with the German government over reparations for the estimated 240,000 remaining Holocaust...

 
 By Asaf Elia-Shalev    News    June 23, 2023

$65M deal to sell American Jewish University's LA campus collapses, throwing school's finances into question

(JTA) – The financial future of American Jewish University is in flux again after a plan to raise a reported $65 million by selling its 22-acre campus in Los Angeles to a Swiss education company...

 

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