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Everything I learned from quarantining with my Holocaust survivor grandmother

This article originally appeared in Alma. A woman I quarantined with inadvertently shamed me on a regular basis. As strange March rolled into tragic April which rolled into tragic and strange May, she found ways of keeping herself occupied that were...

 

Pottery juglet containing 1,000-year-old gold coins unearthed in Jerusalem

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - A small pottery jar containing four pure gold coins dating back to the Early Islamic period, more than 1,000 years ago, was unearthed during archaeological excavations in...

 

Brazilian Jewish businessman accused of Madoff-like scheme arrested after year in hiding

By Marcus M. Gilban RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — A Brazilian Jewish businessman accused of bilking investors out of tens of millions of dollars, earning comparisons to Bernie Madoff, was arrested in Rio de Janeiro after more than a year in hiding. Jonas...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo reduces restrictions on Brooklyn Jewish neighborhoods as COVID rates drop By Shira Hanau (JTA) — Parts of Brooklyn that had high COVID test positivity rates in early October, including some with large Orthodox Jewish communitie...

 

We need Thanksgiving more than ever this year

(JTA) — Americans are in desperate need of some common ground. That’s why, this year, Thanksgiving isn’t coming a day too soon. No matter our political views, our religious beliefs, or if we hail from the reddest rural regions or bluest urban...

 

How normalization with Israel represents a welcome boost for Sudan (and vice versa)

(JNS) - Khartoum, Sudan, was the setting for the infamous Arab League summit in 1967 that produced the Khartoum Resolution known as "The Three Nos": no negotiations with Israel, no peace with Israel,...

 

1,700-year-old boundary stone bearing name 'Kfar Nafah' found in Golan Heights

(JNS) - A 1,700-year-old boundary stone bearing the Greek inscription "Kfar Nafah" (Nafah village) was discovered during an archaeological excavation in the Golan Heights last month, the Israel...

 

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