Articles from the August 21, 2020 edition

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 By Shira Hanau    News    August 21, 2020

Shortened census period means Brooklyn's Orthodox communities will likely be undercounted

(JTA) - Before the coronavirus pandemic hit New York City, Rabbi Avi Greenstein knew he needed to make a big push to have people in his neighborhood fill out the census. In Borough Park, where...


ChaiFlicks, the 'Jewish Netflix,' is here

(JTA) - It was only a matter of time: A Jewish Netflix has arrived. That moniker is probably the best description of ChaiFlicks, a film and TV streaming platform focused on Jewish-themed movies that...

 By Gabe Friedman    News    August 21, 2020

Jewish community's most watched vote: Ilhan Omar

(JTA) — No matter what happens in Ilhan Omar’s primary today, one thing is clear: Some Jewish voters in Minnesota and across the country will be deeply disappointed. Omar has the support of some local and progressive Jews who are excited about sup...



Congregation Sinai of Central Florida is sad to announce Lynn S. Goldovitz, 67, of DeBary, Florida, passed away on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. She was born on July 10, 1953, in Wareham, Massachusetts, to Fr... Full story



Harriet Storyk, age 91 of Altamonte Springs, Fla., passed away peacefully on Monday Aug. 10, 2020, with her two daughters by her side. She was a beloved wife, sister, daughter, mother, grandmother,... Full story

 By Yaakov Lappin    News    August 21, 2020

The quiet race between the Israel Navy and Gaza's armed terror factions

(JNS) - As it conducts its mission to defend southern Israeli communities and vital strategic sites, the Israel Navy is also engaged in a quiet arms race with Israel's adversaries in the Gaza Strip -...


'Unorthodox,' 'Schitt's Creek,' 'Maisel' and more: Here are all the notable Jewish Emmy nominations for 2020

(JTA) - Though much about the 2020 Emmy Awards ceremony is not yet known, one thing is clear: Jewish TV stars are well positioned to clean up. Dozens of Jewish actors and creators were on the list...


Weekly roundup of world briefs

Rashida Tlaib wins Michigan Democratic primary By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rashida Tlaib, one of two Congress members to support the boycott Israel movement, defeated a challenger in her Michigan district’s Democratic primary as she bids for...


Jewish and pro-Israel groups from both left and right laud Israel-UAE announcement

(JNS) - Jewish and pro-Israel groups instantly applauded Israel and the United Arab Emirates for a deal on Thursday to normalize relations between the two countries - the first of its kind between...


Spelt banana bread with chocolate, dates and tahini lends a twist to 2020's quarantine darling

Maybe it's the home comfort it exudes, maybe it's how easy it is to make, but for a variety of, mostly inexplicable, reasons, banana bread has become everyone's quarantine darling. There were a...


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