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 By Ben Sales    News    August 25, 2017

A guide to the far-right groups that protested in Charlottesville

(JTA)-They believe the "white race" is in danger. They believe the United States was built by and for white people and must now embrace fascism. They believe minorities are taking over the country....

 

This Holocaust monument in Belarus is haunting and subversive

By Cnaan Liphshiz KHATYN, Belarus (JTA)-Even by Soviet standards, the massive memorial complex near Minsk to the victims of Nazi atrocities stands out for its immense scale and ambition. Spread across...

 
 By Ira Stoll    Features    August 25, 2017

This Jewish pre-college program uses coding and cooking to build Jewish identity

WALTHAM, Mass.-Mary Pridgen is an innovation-minded teenager who doesn't like to waste time. Volunteering in politics in Biloxi, Mississippi, Pridgen long had been vexed by a recurring problem:...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Stephen Bannon reportedly ‘going to war’ against Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner (JTA)—Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon reportedly is “going to war” against several White House targets, including Ivanka Trump and Jared...

 

Hadassah performs world's first two-robot repair of complex spinal break

The world's first-of-its-kind dual robotic surgery was recently performed at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem. Aaron Schwartz, age 42, was severely injured when a heavy wall of steel fell on...

 

Israel is America's 13th largest FDI source

Oftentimes the impact of Israel on the Western world is large enough to amaze even those of us who live here and experience the economic miracle every day. That’s the reaction many of us had this week when the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis...

 

Armed with soap, Jewish teen targets disease and poverty in the Third World

Sydney Kamen has always been concerned with helping others. In 2004, when genocide was raging in the Darfur region of Sudan, Kamen's mother announced that instead of Hanukkah gifts that year, Kamen...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    August 25, 2017

What you need to know about antifa, the group that fought white supremacists in Charlottesville

(JTA)-Is it OK to punch a Nazi in the face? That's the question animating much of the discussion of Saturday's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which quickly devolved into a...

 

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