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Obituary - ALBERT IRVING GROSS

Written by the family Albert Irving Gross was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on Aug. 25, 1929, to Molly and Meyer Gross and passed on Aug. 16, 2020, following a lengthy illness. At age 2 during the winter, Al sat in his baby carriage along with food...

 

Obituary - PHYLLIS LIEBLICH

Submitted by the family Longwood: Phyllis Lieblich passed away on Aug. 20, 2020 peacefully at home. She was born March 7, 1932, in New York, New York. She was predeceased by her husband, Severyn...

 

Arab reactions to the Israel-UAE normalization agreement

(MEMRI via JNS) — The announcement of a normalization agreement on Aug. 13 between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, in advance of the signing of an Israel-UAE peace agreement, sparked many reactions across the Arab world. Senior Saudi...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

US rejects Russia’s offer for virtual summit on Iran (JNS) — The United States has rejected Russia’s offer for a virtual summit outside of the United Nations regarding Iran. “The United States believes strongly that the Security Council is...

 

Your reviews are in: JTA readers grade 'An American Pickle'

(JTA) — There was already some buzz around “An American Pickle,” the biggest Jewish movie of the year, before the movie’s star Seth Rogen made comments about Israel that seemed to set the Jewish internet on fire. In the new movie, Seth...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    August 28, 2020

FSU president says anti-Semitism has 'no home' on campus

(JTA) — Six weeks after thousands of Florida State University students petitioned for their student body president to be removed over social media posts they described as anti-Semitic, the school’s president has announced several changes aimed...

 
 By Emily Burack    News    August 28, 2020

FBI Twitter account tweets link to files on 'Protocols of Elders of Zion'

(JTA) — An official FBI Twitter account drew criticism for tweeting a link to a 139-page selection of the bureau’s files on “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” the infamously anti-Semitic early 20th century text that accuses Jews of world...

 

Angela Buxton, Jewish tennis star who won Wimbledon doubles title, dies at 85

(JTA) — Angela Buxton won the women’s doubles championship at Wimbledon in 1956, but she was denied admission to the All England Club, which hosts the prestigious tennis tournament, saying it was because of anti-Semitism. The club traditionally...

 

Shwarma chicken kebabs: Perfectly spiced, quick to make and oh-so-juicy

If you think chicken kebabs sound boring, I don't blame you. Usually they are. And dry. But not this recipe. This recipe pays homage to one of the earliest forms of cooking: roasting meat on a spit...

 

Israel starts clinical trial of plasma-derived Covid drug

Physicians at Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem report promising early results of a clinical study in which they are treating Covid-19 patients with immunoglobulin derived from the...

 

How Jewish socialist summer camp shaped Ron Bloom, one of the men responsible for the Postal Service's future

(JTA) — One of the six men with the power to substantially change the direction of the United States Postal Service is a Jewish businessman who says his support for organized labor was heavily influenced by his socialist Zionist summer camp. Ron...

 

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