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 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 20, 2019

One of the Jersey City shooters was a Black Hebrew Israelite

Here’s what you need to know about the movement (JTA)—Police have identified one of the dead suspects in a shootout at a kosher market in Jersey City as David Anderson, who reportedly was once a member of the Black Hebrew Israelites. Here are som... Full story


The king of farce's new play is inspired by his parents' love letters

(JTA)—You may not know who Ken Ludwig is, but you almost certainly know his work. Ludwig is the reigning king of theatrical farce. Among his 28 plays are six that made it to Broadway and seven to London’s West End, including “Lend Me a... Full story

 By Marcy Oster    News    December 20, 2019

Lauder is funding a $25 million campaign against anti-Semitism

(JTA)—Billionaire philanthropist Ronald Lauder is funding a $25 million campaign against political candidates in the United States who support or normalize anti-Semitism. Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress, announced the new... Full story


Soviet dissident Sharansky named 2020 Genesis Prize recipient

NEW YORK (JTA)—The Genesis Prize Foundation has announced that Natan Sharansky, a Jewish refusenik, prolific leader in the Soviet Jewry emigration movement and former Israeli politician, will be awarded the 2020 Genesis Prize. The Genesis Prize,... Full story


Knesset grants more funding for campaigns

(JNS)—The last act of Israel’s short-lived 22nd Knesset was to set the date for new elections on March 2, a decision ultimately approved around 3:30 a.m. on Thursday. The bill passed with 94 lawmakers voting in favor and none opposed. It also... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs

Columbia and Tel Aviv U will offer a dual degree program By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA)—Columbia University in New York and Tel Aviv University in Israel will offer a dual degree program. Columbia made the announcement last week. Students will... Full story


Tony Shalhoub draws on his Lebanese background to play his Jewish 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' character

NEW YORK (JTA)-On a recent snowy afternoon, Tony Shalhoub is drinking tea in a room at the Whitby Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. He's in the midst of a long press day promoting season 3 of "The... Full story


Belgian parade that mocked Jews gives up its UNESCO endorsement

(JTA)-The U.N.'s leading cultural body was scheduled to vote this month on whether to remove a Belgian carnival that had hosted a float seen as mocking Jews from its list of important human cultural... Full story


The Jersey City kosher supermarket shooting rattled a tight-knit Orthodox Jewish community

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (JTA)—Hours after gunfire that started in a cemetery and ended in a shootout at a kosher supermarket here left six dead on Tuesday, there were more questions than answers. As of Tuesday night, the crime scene was cordoned off,... Full story


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