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Jersey City official refers to Jewish 'brutes'

(JTA)—A Board of Education member in Jersey City has sparked controversy with social media comments following the shooting last week at a kosher market there. “Where was all this faith and hope when Black homeowners were being threatened, intimid... Full story

 By Eli Berk    Opinions    December 27, 2019

Jews who go to Israel before Messiah will look like 'angels' to those who come after

A rabbi explained the benefits of making aliyah before the Messiah sends out the final call, noting that the recent anti-Semitic mass shooting in Jersey City may have been an end-of-days endgame wake-up call for Jews to come home to Israel. In the... Full story


The top 10 Jewish stories of 2019

(JTA)—For many Jews around the world, there’s probably no love lost for 2019. As the year draws to a close, the Jewish community continues to grapple with the continued rise of global anti-Semitism—one major community in Europe is facing the... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ renewed for 4th season By Ron Kampeas (JTA)—“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” the Emmy Award-winning series about a 1950s protofeminist Jewish stand-up comic, will return for a fourth season, its creators said just... Full story


Kay's story

An anniversary is typically a happy occasion with fond memories. This week, Kay observes an auspicious anniversary, one which she's just grateful to be alive to experience, despite the many... Full story

 By Marcy Oster    News    December 27, 2019

Haredi Orthodox mother of 5 may have to give up Olympic dream over Shabbat

JERUSALEM (JTA)—A haredi Orthodox mother of five may have to give up her dream of running in the marathon at the 2020 Olympics after the race was scheduled for a Saturday. “I felt like I was punched in the stomach this morning,” Beatie... Full story


Mel Brooks gets serious in HBO special-but there's plenty of shtick, too

(JTA)-Mel Brooks' new HBO special is a departure from the comedian's typical belly-laugh fare. In place of the slapstick gallows humor-though there's plenty of that, too, in "Mel Brooks Unwrapped"-is... Full story


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