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Solomon Katz, age 100, passed away peacefully at his residence on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. A Bronx native, he was a veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of City College of New York and earned his CPA and JD degrees from Marshall College of Law... Full story


Jewish astronaut Jessica Meir wants to be the first woman on the moon

Since astronaut Jessica Meir returned to Earth in April from the International Space Station, she - like all of us - has spent a lot of time indoors and cooped up. While many of us have spent our...


US Supreme Court to hear two cases related to Holocaust restitution

(JNS) — The U.S. Supreme Court heard two cases on Dec. 7 related to the issue of Holocaust restitution. The court will decide if the United States has the jurisdiction, in accordance with the 1976 Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, to rule about...


Weekly roundup of world briefs

A new Jewish streaming service, launched in London, aims to connect Jews and make them proud By Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — A Jewish group based in London has launched Europe’s first Jewish streaming service, with the goal of “connecting all sorts...


Erdogan confidant proposes Israel-Turkey maritime deal that cuts out Cyprus

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — Following years of diplomatic strife, Turkey over the weekend signaled to Israel yet again its desire for rapprochement. On Monday, former admiral Cihat Yayci, a close confidant of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is...


When you don't have a menorah ...

(JNS) -So you don't have a menorah. And you don't have access to supplies that would enable you to create a reasonable facsimile of one. This was the position my mother, Rachel, was in when she was...


When the meaning is in the mission

I recently read with dismay two opinion pieces in the Heritage, both of which dealt with the “Uprooting Prejudice” exhibit at the Holocaust Memorial Research and Education Center. Pardon the pun,... Full story


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