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Lapid inaugurates embassy in Bahrain, Iran calls visit 'stain that cannot be erased'

(JNS) - Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid inaugurated the Jewish state's embassy in Bahrain on Thursday, a year after the two countries signed the Abraham Accords to normalize ties. "Bahrain, like...

 

Looking for Ron Arad

More than Facebook crashing, news in Israel this week has been about the vague announcement and gripping story of efforts to locate Ron Arad, an Israeli Air Force officer who has been missing in action since October 1986. Ron Arad was a 28-year-old...

 

Obituary - JERRY ADELMAN

Mr. Jerry Adelman, 92 of Longwood, Florida, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, following a brief illness. He was born April 8, 1929, in Canton, Ohio, to the late Abraham & Lena (Eisenman) Adelman and moved to the Central Florida area in 1981 from Erie,...

 

These Jewish NYC schoolteachers want a religious exemption from the city's vaccine mandate

(JTA) — When Rivka Taub Rivera decided to apply for a religious exemption to New York City’s vaccine mandate for teachers, she didn’t turn to the rabbis of Borough Park, the Orthodox neighborhood in Brooklyn where she lives. Instead, she asked...

 
 By Howard Blas    News    October 15, 2021

For NBA's Deni Avdija, year two means easing back from injuries and into game mode

(JNS) Basketball player Deni Avdija was the talk of the town in Israeli and Jewish circles last season. The 19-year-old Israeli was drafted No. 9 in the first round of the NBA draft by the Washington...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

London lawmakers reject plan for high-rise building next to historic synagogue By Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — City council members in London voted against a controversial plan to build a high-rise building near an 18th-century synagogue. The plan by...

 

As Jon Stewart returns to TV, here's a look back at his most Jewish moments

(JTA) - After a hiatus of more than six years that followed his departure from "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart returned to regular series TV on Thursday night with "The Problem with Jon Stewart." Debuti...

 

In 'Golden Voices,' Russian movie dubbers reinvent themselves in Israel, to hilarious effect

(JTA) — The familiar Jewish narrative of outsiders struggling to assimilate to their new homeland gets turned on its head in the charming Israeli comedy “Golden Voices.” Here, the strange, unwelcoming new land the Jews face is Israel itself....

 

'Fiddler' meets 'The Sopranos': A gritty, forgotten novel by Sholom Aleichem is published in English for the first time

(JTA) - Move over, Tevye the dairyman. Make room for Moshkele the thief, the rough and tumble rogue hero from the wrong side of the shtetl in a newly rediscovered work of fiction by Sholom Aleichem....

 
 By Joe Baur    News    October 15, 2021

2 years after the synagogue attack in Halle, Germany, young Jews gather to turn mourning into activism

BERLIN (JTA) — Last year, as Rabbi Rebecca Blady approached the first anniversary of the Yom Kippur attack on a synagogue in Halle, Germany, she knew she wanted to commemorate it on her own terms. Blady runs Base Hillel Deutschland, an organizatio...

 

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