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About the "new" normal... In a very short time, COVID-19 has changed almost everything in life, the way we interact with one another, the way we work (or don't work), the way we play and shop, and eve...

 

Hulu's hit show 'Ramy' is a perfect lens into the challenges of modern religious life

NEW YORK (JTA) - Social distancing and staying inside is hard. Thankfully, accessing good things to watch during this time is not. This is the 11th installation of a weekly column on Jewish movies...

 
 By Toby Axelrod    Features    June 26, 2020

At a German train station, a unique memorial is dedicated to Jews deported to their death

BERLIN (JTA) - Nearly 80 years after the last train sent Jews to almost certain death from the main railway station in Wurzburg, a memorial to those who perished was dedicated in the German city. The...

 

In Amsterdam, the world's priciest menorah gets a new life

AMSTERDAM (JTA) - For the Amsterdam Jewish Historical Museum, Chanukah this year entailed the stressful chore of assembling the world's most expensive menorah. Last week, the Rintel Menorah, a...

 

Obituary - CORAL JOY AMBUTER

Coral Joy (Epstein) Ambuter, age 77, of Windermere, Fla., and formerly of Needham, Mass., passed away peacefully on Friday, June 12, 2020, at AdventHealth Hospice Orlando. A native of Cambridge, Mass., Coral was born on Sept. 4, 1942, to the late...

 
 By Shira Rubin    News    June 26, 2020

Tel Aviv's very Israeli response to staying at home

TEL AVIV (JTA) - For years Shlo Shalfy, a kindergarten teacher here, thought about the day she would send her 18-year-old son off to the army. She would drive him to Bakum, the enormous military induc...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israeli government to bail out El Al, could gain full control (JNS) — Israel’s Finance Ministry on Sunday proposed to loan $250 million to El Al airlines, far short of the $400 million the struggling airline had requested. However, the government...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 26, 2020

Full text of the letter from House Democrats warning Israel about annexation of the West Bank

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Four Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives — Jan Schakowsky, Ted Deutch, David E. Price, and Bradley S. Schneider — are circulating a letter among their colleagues that would warn Israel of the perils of annexation....

 
 By Sheri Silver    Features    June 26, 2020

Banana tahini pops are the perfect summer dessert hack - and they're so easy to make

A while back a “recipe” (if you can call anything with one ingredient a recipe) for banana ice cream went viral. And with good reason. To make it you simply put a few frozen sliced bananas in a food processor and blended them until they achieved...

 

Summer special: Brisket tacos with carrot slaw

When I was growing up, I knew brisket as an island of meat in a sea of sweet brownish-red sauce with carrot-plank buoys. Every holiday, this was plunked in the center of the table alongside a loaf of...

 

The Syrian frittata you will make again and again

Spinach jibn is a traditional Syrian way to prepare vegetables, akin to a crustless quiche. It’s most common to find it with spinach, but you can also make it with zucchini or other vegetables you may have around. It’s healthy and kid-friendly, t...

 

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