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Community Briefs: American Jewish History and Christmas, More

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NMAJH to Hold Annual Christmas Day Event Online The National Museum of American Jewish History announced that it will host its annual Being ___ at...

National News

Biden Nominates Latino Jew Alejandro Mayorkas as Homeland Security Secretary

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By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden announced the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas, a Latino Jew who has emphasized the heightened threat facing American...

Janet Yellen on Shortlist for Treasury Secretary

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By Gabe Friedman| JTA President-elect Joe Biden announced on Thursday that he has made his pick for treasury secretary and that he’ll announce the choice...

Jon Ossoff Defends Raphael Warnock as ‘Beloved’ Ally of Georgia’s Jewish Community

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By Gabe Friedman | JTA Jon Ossoff, the Jewish candidate running in a key runoff election for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia, defended his...

Arts

Comedian Cory Kahaney Tackles Marriage, Family and Aging in Katz JCC Performance

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Stand-up comedy is a tough business in the era of pandemic shutdowns and limits on live performances. That hasn’t prevented Jewish comedians like Cory...

Sophia Loren Makes Triumphant Return in Netflix’s ‘The Life Ahead’

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Actor Sophia Loren broke a 10-year absence from the screen with her starring role in Netflix’s new drama “The Life Ahead.” The film is the...

Author Relates Lessons Learned During Multiple Trips to Israel as a Volunteer

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Mark Werner didn’t always consider himself to be a writer. There were a few things that the Vineland, New Jersey, native and graduate of...

Eatery Said to be World’s First Lab-grown Meat Restaurant Opens Near Tel Aviv

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By Cnaan Liphshiz The world’s first lab-grown meat restaurant has opened near Tel Aviv, the Los Angeles-based VegNews reported. The eatery, whose name is “The Chicken”...

New Town to Be Built in Federation Partner Region

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet announced approval for construction of a new town in the Sdot Negev region on Nov. 8, allocating 1...

Israel Signs COVID Vaccine Deal

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By Ben Sales (JTA) — Israel’s government has signed an agreement with the Pfizer pharmaceutical company to acquire 8 million doses of its vaccine. “This is...