Local News

Jewish Agencies Making Plans to Reopen

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Jewish agencies and organizations went virtual with the rest of the world when the pandemic hit.

National News

NYC Mayor: Get Vaxxed by Monday to be Protected by Rosh Hashanah

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 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has a message for Jewish New Yorkers: If you want to be fully vaccinated by Rosh Hashanah, you need to get your first Pfizer shot by Monday.
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Ted Cruz Blocks Bill Advancing Israel-Arab Normalization

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Sen. Ted Cruz is blocking the advance of a bill that would promote normalization between Israel and Arab states because it includes language enshrining a two-state solution as the preferred U.S. outcome to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Holocaust Historian Deborah Lipstadt is Biden’s Pick for Antisemitism Envoy

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to nominate Deborah Lipstadt, the Emory University Holocaust historian, to be the State Department’s antisemitism envoy.

Arts

Ambler Screenwriter Pens Newly Released Film

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For 10 years, screenwriter and Ambler native Andrew Barrer waited for his film “Die in a Gunfight” to be developed, produced and released in...

Julia Haart Fight Back Against ‘My Unorthodox Life’ Critics

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The day “My Unorthodox Life” premiered on Netflix, its subject Julia Haart was frustrated by the negative reviews — especially those from Jews who live the way she once did.

Play Inspired by Concentration Camp Story Debuts

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Steven Fisher is not Jewish. He actually grew up in a Catholic family in Delaware County. But he was inspired to write “The Last Boy,”...

Ben & Jerry’s Board Chair Says ‘I Am Not Anti-Semitic’ as Unilever Disavows BDS...

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Ben & Jerry’s board chair for the first time publicly rejected the suggestion that its actions were antisemitic.

First Commercial Direct Flights from Israel Land in Morocco

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Two Israeli airlines have started what looks like a beautiful friendship with Morocco.

Israeli Taekwando Fighter Wins Bronze Medal

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Avishag Semberg, a 19-year-old taekwando fighter, won bronze in the women’s under 49 kg category on Saturday.