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Philadelphia Commerce Director Quits After Reports of Antisemitic Comments

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City of Philadelphia Commerce Director Michael Rashid resigned Dec. 5 after reports surfaced that he made antisemitic remarks, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

National News

ADL: 17 BDS Resolutions Considered, 11 Passed at US Colleges Last Year

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Student governments considered BDS resolutions at 17 college campuses in the United States during the 2020-2021 school year.

Michael Steinhardt Barred for Life from Collecting Antiquities

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Michael Steinhardt, the hedge funder and megadonor to Jewish causes, has agreed to surrender 180 stolen antiquities worth $70 million.

Wolf Announces $6.6M in State Funding to Redevelop Tree of Life Site

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Pennsylvania will allocate $6.6 million in funding for the redevelopment of the Tree of Life synagogue campus where 11 people were killed in an antisemitic attack in 2018.

Arts

Tova du Plessis is a short, white woman with short hair and bangs wearing a pink t-shirt working in an industrial kitchen, holding a large mixing bowl.

Essen Pastry Chef Tova du Plessis ‘Beat Bobby Flay’

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Pastry chef Tova du Plessis has kept a secret for more than two years. At the end of 2019, du Plessis, owner of the South...
Two large, purple walls filled with text and pictures are displayed on NMAJH's virtual tour.

NMAJH Digitizes Core Exhibits in Virtual ‘Revolution’

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The National Museum of American Jewish History launched a virtual tour of its core exhibit on Nov. 14, digitizing the museum’s permanent exhibits across...

Cartman Converts to Judaism on ‘South Park,’ After Decades of Tormenting Jews

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One of television’s most notorious cartoon antisemites is now an Orthodox rabbi.

While US Officials Plan to Boycott Beijing Olympics, Israeli Officials Expected to Attend

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Israeli officials are expected to attend the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing next year, unlike their American counterparts.

Israeli Woman Stabbed Near East Jerusalem Neighborhood Sheikh Jarrah

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An Israeli woman was stabbed by a Palestinian teenage girl near the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah Wednesday morning.

Palestinian Car Ramming Attack Injures Israeli Border Guard

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A Palestinian teenager rammed a car into an Israeli border police officer at a checkpoint early Monday morning.