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Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, executive vice president of Agudath Israel of America, said “excluding religious-school students from a state aid program that benefits other private-school students is discriminatory and unconstitutional.”
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Wanda Lattes and Albert (Aaron) Nirenstein remained in the city after the war and had three daughters, two of whom live in Israel.
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(JTA) – At a political rally in Berlin in June, a young Jewish gay man wearing a turquoise kippah launched his campaign to represent one of Germany’s most ethnically diverse constituencies in parliament.
President Joe Biden on Friday urged those now eligible for boosters of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to get the added protection a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the extra doses for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans.
Under Chapter 808, state law prohibits companies from refusing, terminating business or taking “any action that is intended to penalize, inflict economic harm on or limit commercial relations” with Israel.
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(JTA) — Mervyn Taylor, who was reportedly the first Jewish person to serve as a cabinet minister in Ireland, has died at the age of 89.
A main challenge for the Jewish people is not how everyone prays, it’s the unaffiliated who are our greatest challenge—the disconnected, the apathetic, the disengaged, young Jewish people totally disinterested in their heritage and Israel, says the deputy mayor of Jerusalem.
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(JTA) — Several church groups in Norway are organizing a photo exhibition from the West Bank, to be displayed in a cathedral, whose text states that Palestinians undergo “daily crucifixions.”
The streaming giant said that the acquisition builds on the partnership it started in 2018 to create a number of animated series based on the author’s stories.
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Sponsored by the European Organizations Union for Peace in Yemen and the Yemeni Coalition of Independent Women, it took place on the anniversary of the Houthi takeover of the country and looked specifically at Houthi mistreatment of Jews, Baha’is and women.
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(JTA) — After a German court criminalized the nonmedical circumcision of boys in 2012, Angela Merkel did something very out of character for the “rule-of-law chancellor,” as she has been nicknamed.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a major new phase in the U.S vaccination drive against COVID-19.
As Karolina Jurzyk told CNN: “My grandfather apparently became very emotional. Somewhere deep inside, he knew they were safe.”
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(JTA) — Los Angeles’ main teachers union voted Thursday to indefinitely postpone a motion in favor of boycotting Israel.
Nathan Diament, executive director for public policy at the Orthodox Union, was troubled that some members of Congress had the “misguided view that a missile-defense system does anything other than defend innocent civilians from attacks launched by hostile terrorist groups and thus delayed this important strategic funding.”
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(JTA) — More than 30 countries sat out the United Nations commemoration of the 2001 Durban conference, notorious among Jewish groups for devolving into antisemitism and virulent anti-Israel activism.
(JTA) — This Friday, following a pandemic delay, Apple TV+ will debut “Foundation,” the first-ever screen adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s bestselling, award-winning science-fiction book series. First announced in 2018 and produced in association with Skydance Television, the TV show is one of t…
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelming passed a bill Thursday to provide $1 billion for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system as Democrats moved to quash criticism from Republicans that their party is wavering in support of Israel.
The passage of the legislation came after an uproar earlier this week when the allocation was stripped from a government bill after objections from several progressive Democrats.
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WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved an extra $1 billion in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system, following a pushback effort from Israel-critical progressives that had limited reach.
(JTA) — Two men involved in a brawl at a Los Angeles restaurant in May, whose viral footage was widely viewed as an example of rising antisemitism during the recent conflict in Israel and Gaza, now face hate crimes and assault charges.
(JTA) — A translator for a Nazi death squad died at home in Ontario at the age of 97, ending a decades-long effort to deport him from Canada for his role in the murders of tens of thousands of Jews.
The two defense ministers also discussed the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Iron Dome defense system.
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Many forget that the holiday, which begins a few days after Yom Kippur, also fell during the height of the fighting.
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Rafael Korenzecher doesn’t foresee mainstream political parties, even the more conservative-leaning Christian Democrats, standing up for Jewish interests despite lip service to the contrary.
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An agreement penned a year ago has encountered growing opposition from environmentalist groups and Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection.
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While based in the Middle East, Hezbollah “derives financial support and political legitimacy from every region of the world,” stated Sen. Marsha Blackburn.
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“Despite its seemingly innocuous name, this legislation is just another assault on Israel from the fringe left. The American people are pro-Israel, and as a result, this legislation is destined to fail,” chairwoman of the CUFI Action Fund Sandra Parker told JNS.
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WASHINGTON (JTA) — There were two groups of Jewish Democrats working Capitol Hill this week, each leveraging their Jewishness to advance what each believed to be a critical remedy after Israel’s conflict with Hamas in May.
TEL AVIV (JTA) — From the outside, HaOgen Cafe looks a lot like the many other espresso spots that line the streets of Tel Aviv.
Good morning, New York, and moadim l’simcha. Join us tonight as The Jewish Week, UJA-Federation of New York and 70 Faces Media present Israeli writer/actor Lior Raz — the co-creator and star of the hugely popular series “Fauda” and the recently released “Hit & Run” — in conversation with…
The new law defines anti-Semitism as hatred of Jews, including attacks, false or hateful statements and denying the mass extermination of Ukrainian Jewry during the Holocaust.
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The Canadian government had been attempting to expel Helmut Oberlander for more than two decades, claiming he had hidden his role as a Nazi death squad interpreter during his immigration to Canada in 1954.
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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Congress appears poised to send $1 billion to Israel to replenish the Iron Dome missile defense system that Israel depleted during its conflict with Hamas in May.
Based on U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325, the statement stressed the value of women’s influence on human-rights matters, peace, sustainable development and security.
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