Local News

Community Briefs: Songwriter, Satell and Community Losses

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Holocaust Survivor Manya Perel Dies at 97 Manya Frydman Perel, who survived eight concentration camps, then spent years telling her story to thousands of students,...

National News

A Northeast NORC employee speaks with a Holocaust survivor at a table

Jewish Federations Get $5 Million to Help Holocaust Survivors

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(JTA) — A $5 million U.S. government grant will help a Jewish group care for Holocaust survivors and other adults with a history of...

Delaware to Require Teaching of the Holocaust and Genocide

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  By Marcy Oster (JTA) — The state of Delaware will require the teaching of a Holocaust curriculum in middle and high schools starting with the...

Adin Steinsaltz, Scholar Who Made the Talmud More Accessible, Dies at 83

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By Ben Harris Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinzaltz, the acclaimed scholar whose landmark translation of the Talmud enabled a vast readership to access one of Judaism’s...

Arts

8 Incredible Israeli Shows You May Not Have Heard of

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This story originally appeared on Kveller. By Brandon Schuster It’s no secret that for more than a decade now, Hollywood has turned toward Israel to look...

Critics Say Scene in Netflix Series ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Promotes Anti-Semitic Stereotype

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By Marcy Oster The Netflix superhero series “The Umbrella Academy” is being called out by critics who say it promotes anti-Semitic stereotypes. The show, based on...

Dance Piece Inspired by Children’s Art from Terezín Ghetto

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Artist House choreographer Asya Zlatina didn’t tell her dancers the inspiration behind their show “Maybe Even Higher” until they were only a few weeks...

Israel Needs to Hire 15,000 Teachers. It Won’t Be Easy.

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By Shira Rubin TEL AVIV (JTA) – To pull off its plan to reopen schools safely this fall, Israel needs to hire 15,000 new teachers....

Israeli Research Institution to Launch Human Trials of Coronavirus Vaccine

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By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM — An Israeli national research institute will begin human trials of a coronavirus vaccine after the High Holiday season ends in October. Israeli...

Israel Offers Lebanon Assistance After Massive, Deadly Explosion in Beirut

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By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON, D.C. — Israel has offered Lebanon humanitarian assistance after a massive explosion at Beirut’s waterfront killed at least 30 people and...