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After fraternity's replica Torah was destroyed, GWU Jewish students plan rally against antisemitism

(JTA) — A rally is set to take place at George Washington University Monday after a fraternity on campus said a small replica Torah used in its initiation process was damaged during a vandalism spree. The president of Tau Kappa Epsilon, a...


John Cleese cancels Cambridge University appearance over debate sparked by a Hitler impersonation

(JTA) - An impression of Adolf Hitler at Cambridge University has touched off a fight over the limits of free speech and has drawn Monty Python comedian John Cleese into the fray.  The impersonation...


Weekly roundup of world briefs

Is US Men’s National Team soccer player Brenden Aaronson Jewish? By Emily Burack (JTA) — The men’s World Cup soccer qualifier games are underway, and the U.S. team has a shot at making the tournament that will take place next fall in Qatar....


Here's what Marty Markowitz, former Brooklyn borough president, has to say about Marty Markowitz of 'The Shrink Next Door'

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) — Marty Markowitz, the former borough president of Brooklyn, has never listened to the popular podcast called “The Shrink Next Door.” He’s only vaguely aware that it’s now a TV series with an A-list cast. He...

 By Ben Sales    News    November 26, 2021

In speech to Jewish group, NY Gov. Kathy Hochul calls out Democrats who are 'questioning our commitment to Israel'

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) — In what was billed as her first speech to a Jewish audience as New York’s governor, Kathy Hochul vowed to fight hate crimes and criticized fellow Democrats over their positions on Israel. The speech, delivered vir...

 By Alex Traiman    News    November 26, 2021

For Israeli startups, '7 trillion' reasons to develop climate solutions

(JNS) — The current Israeli government led by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is taking the issue of climate change more seriously than ever before. Israel has brought a delegation of 140 members to the 26th U.N. Climate Change Convention...


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