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Penn Academic Retires After Nearly 50 Years

David Ruderman loves teaching. He loves fundraising, training graduate students, academic administration and writing books on the hot topic of early modern Jewish history,...

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Newspaper Removes Cartoon Likening Mask Requirement to Holocaust

By Marcy Oster A weekly newspaper in Kansas has removed a political cartoon comparing Gov. Laura Kelly’s order requiring state residents to wear masks to...

Orthodox Jewish Camps Won’t Be Allowed to Open

By Shira Hanau A last-ditch effort by Orthodox Jews in New York to clear the way for overnight camps this summer fell short Monday as...

For Orthodox, the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Religious Schools Is a Big Win

BY SHIRA HANAU For Orthodox Jewish advocacy groups, the last day of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2020 session brought a big win. On Tuesday, the high court...


In ‘The Tobacconist,’ a Young Austrian Befriends Freud During WWII

By Curt Schleier On the surface, “The Tobacconist” looks like a typical coming-of-age story: small town boy becomes a man in the big city. But this...

Reviews: A Kapo’s Mindset and a Convert’s Tale

Kapo Accepts Nazi Logic “Kapo” Aleksandar Tišma (translated by Richard Williams; introduction by David Rieff) The New York Review of Books Aleksandar Tišma — Serb, Jew, writer and...

Three Jewish Film Fests on Tap This Summer

With a fifth month of social distancing beginning, many are growing tired of browsing streaming services and flipping through channels to find fresh entertainment. But...

Netanyahu Admits Israel’s Economy Reopened ‘Too Soon’

By Ben Harris Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged that the reopening of the economy amid the coronavirus occurred “too soon” Facing a surge in COVID-19...

Jewish Agency Releases Worldwide Jewish Coronavirus Death Totals

By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM — Jewish deaths around the world from the coronavirus — excluding the United States, Israel and the countries of the former...

Israel Hits highest Total of Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in 24 Hours

By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM — Israel recorded more than 1,300 new cases of the coronavirus in 24 hours ending on Wednesday morning, its highest total since...