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 By Jacob Judah    News    September 24, 2021

The rabbi working to get more women in leadership roles in Great Britain's Orthodox community

LONDON (JTA) — Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz was a teenager when she began to feel Judaism calling her back. Her family had left the synagogue behind, and in the mid-1970s she was living in Cornwall, about as far away from Britain’s Jewish centers as one...

 By Asaf Shalev    News    September 24, 2021

Burlington BDS resolution to be withdrawn as sponsor cites concerns about anti-Semitism

(JTA) — The sponsor of a bill that would have made Burlington, Vermont, the first city in America to divest from Israel is withdrawing his legislation, citing concerns that it would promote antisemitism. Councilmember Ali Dieng, who sponsored the r...


Weekly roundup of world briefs

Hundreds of pilgrims to Uman suspected of forging negative COVID tests By Shira Hanau (JTA) — Hundreds of Israelis who traveled to Ukraine for an annual Rosh Hashanah pilgrimage to the grave of a Hasidic rabbi are suspected of using forged n...


Hagai Levi's 'Scenes From a Marriage' is the Israeli creator's most personal HBO series yet

(JTA) - Of all the people to interview on Rosh Hashanah, the Israeli writer and director Hagai Levi is especially fitting. A respected creator in Israeli and American TV, he is known for shows that...


A wildly popular fidget toy was created by an Israeli classmate of Anne Frank to look like breasts

(JTA) — If you know any young children or fidgety adults, chances are you’ve seen, heard, or coveted a handheld piece of dimpled silicone known as a “pop-it.” The must-have toy was originally created in the 1970s by an Israeli couple with a penchan...


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