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 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 5, 2019

Iran says it will abandon more nuclear deal commitments

WASHINGTON (JTA)-After Iran announced that it will abandon further commitments agreed to under the 2015 nuclear deal, President Donald Trump threatened "obliteration" in "some areas" of the country....

 

Iran is very close to the nuclear threshold

By Raphael Ofek (BESA Center via JNS)-IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano confirmed on June 10 that Iran is realizing its threat to increase its rate of uranium enrichment, in direct defiance of the...

 

When elders reveal they are Jewish on their deathbeds, their children often return to Judaism

(JTA)-In a few months, Simone Azoubel will realize a lifelong dream and move to Israel with her husband. A 56-year-old Jewish woman from Recife in northern Brazil, Azoubel is brushing up on her...

 

Danon calls on world to declare war on anti-Semitism

(JNS)-The United Nations General Assembly met on Wednesday to discuss the growing anti-Semitism worldwide, at the initiative of Israel's ambassador to the U.N., Danny Danon, who has enlisted the...

 
 By Penny Schwartz    News    July 5, 2019

Rabbi suggests congregants bring guns to synagogue for protection

BOSTON (JTA)—A rabbi here has asked congregants to consider bringing guns to religious services as a form of protection in response to recent shootings at synagogues across the country. Rabbi Dan Rodkin of Shaloh House in Brighton, a Boston...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israeli rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram takes 2 gold medals at 2019 European Games By Marcy Oster (JTA)—Israeli rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram won two gold medals at the 2019 European Games in Minsk, Belarus. She won gold medals in the Ball event and...

 
 By Eliana Rudee    News    July 5, 2019

Building projects at entrance to Jerusalem means real growth (and some growing pains)

(JNS)-Just like "Rome wasn't built in a day," neither was Jerusalem, says Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem Fleur Hassan-Nahoum. As a part of the city's development endeavors, Jerusalem's main entrance will...

 
 By Molly Wernick    Features    July 5, 2019

Being a Jewish summer camp counselor taught me everything I need to know in life

Even though I haven’t technically been a camp counselor for a decade or so, the role has never fully left me. Camp counseloring is an unassuming yet all-powerful part of my identity. The skills I learned have helped with every job I’ve done,...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    July 5, 2019

Arming synagogues? Jewish leaders grapple with balancing safety and accessibility

(JNS)-In the aftermath of two synagogue shootings exactly six months apart, in addition to arson incidents at Chabad Houses in Massachusetts and an attempted arson attempt at a Chicago synagogue last...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 5, 2019

US Holocaust Museum rejects all 'analogies between the Holocaust and other events'

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum reiterated a strong rejection of analogies to the Holocaust in the wake of the debate surrounding the term “concentration camps” sparked by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. The museum ...

 

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