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20,000 Jewish communal professionals lost jobs

“Blindsided.”  That’s how Melissa Engelberg felt after being laid off in April due to COVID-19 cutbacks.   “I was shocked, I was sad and I was worried,” said Engelberg, who lost her job as director of grants and programs at the Jewish...

 

Obituary - MARSHALL LEON HELBRAUN

Marshall Leon Helbraun, age 84, passed away at home on Oct. 10, 2020, surrounded by his family. A native of Chicago, Marshall moved to Central Florida in 1979. A trusted professional who cared deeply for the needs of his clients, Marshall embodied hi...

 
 By Larry Luxner    News    October 16, 2020

As Genesis Prize goes to a vote, its impact on Jewish causes grows

Doron Almog, a former head of the Israeli Defense Forces' Southern Command, was one of the heroes of Israel's 1976 hostage rescue operation in Entebbe, Uganda, and winner of the 2016 Israel Prize for...

 

COVID-19 imperils local Jewish media

(JTA) — The Baltimore Jewish Times newsroom was always quietest on Wednesdays. Given the unyielding Tuesday editorial deadlines, Wednesday was the best day to get out of the office to meet people, follow a hunch or find inspiration.  If Ira...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Top Hamas official enters quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 By Neta Bar (Israel Hayom via JNS) — Deputy Hamas leader Saleh al-Arouri has contracted COVID-19, the terrorist group confirmed on Thursday. Arouri had entered quarantine...

 
 By Ben Sales    Features    October 16, 2020

Michael Oren published a book of short stories - he's more worried about the future of literature than democracy

(JTA) - You may know Michael Oren as a cable news commentator on Israel and the Middle East. You may know him as the Israeli ambassador to the United States during Barack Obama's first term, when he...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    October 16, 2020

Report: white supremacists the 'most persistent and lethal' threat in the US

(JTA) — A new report from the Department of Homeland Security names white supremacists as the biggest domestic terror threat in the United States. The Homeland Threat Assessment, released on Tuesday, details an array of violent domestic threats in...

 

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