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Joan Sharri Lowy Schwam, age 77, of Altamonte Springs, Florida, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at the hospital with her children by her side. She was born on Aug. 25, 1944, in Brooklyn to... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    December 10, 2021

Facing protest from his socialist allies, Rep. Jamaal Bowman opens up about his recent trip to Israel

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) — Speaking to a group of college students, Rep. Jamaal Bowman expressed no regret about taking a recent trip to Israel and the West Bank with the liberal pro-Israel group J Street, despite intense backlash from his...


Despite looming cream cheese shortage, New York's bagel shops are still laying it on thick

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) — Over the weekend, bagel lovers across the five boroughs (read: Jews and everyone else) were shaken to the core when the New York Times announced a cream cheese shortage in the city. It was news no one expected to...


Weekly roundup of world briefs

Z3 Presents: Who Can Predict the Future? Future Workshopping as a Tool for Jewish Peoplehood By The Z3 Project War games, also known as simulations, are often used by policy planners to come up with new ways of thinking about longstanding threats and...


Ed Shames, 'Band of Brothers' vet who toasted son's bar mitzvah with Hitler's cognac, dies at 99

(JTA) –When Ed Shames described his Jewish self, he used the term “tough SOB.” Shames, the oldest surviving member of the legendary Easy Company parachute infantry regiment, could also have added “patient.” Shames, who died Dec. 3 at age...

 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 10, 2021

Pastor apologizes for hosting event where Flynn called for US to have 'one religion'

(JTA) — The Christian Zionist pastor of a major church asked forgiveness for allowing the church to host an event where Michael Flynn said that the United States should only have one religion. “Last week I allowed an event to be held at...

 By Asaf Shalev    News    December 10, 2021

Florida Jewish federation says its anti-hate ad was rejected by Facebook algorithm

(JTA) — Just ahead of Chanukah, the Jewish Federation of Broward County in Florida tried to purchase an ad on Facebook, a simple post calling attention to the problem of antisemitism as a part of a new nationwide campaign called “Shine a...


Mel Brooks, newly minted memoirist, praises Cel-Ray soda and insists he's more 'New York humor' than 'Jewish'

(JTA) - At 95, Mel Brooks is finally ready to speak his truth: A deli without Cel-Ray is no deli at all. The comedy icon and EGOT winner whose movies, musicals and stage acts defined the last century...


Biden administration appoints Aaron Keyak as deputy anti-Semitism envoy

(JNS) — Democratic consultant Aaron Keyak, 36, has been appointed to serve as U.S. Deputy Envoy to Monitor and Combat anti-Semitism after recently directing U.S. President Joe Biden’s Jewish outreach during the 2020 election campaign. As first...


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