Local News

Community Briefs: Kaiserman JCC, Masks for Clergy, More

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Kaiserman JCC to Temporarily Close Fitness Center The Kaiserman JCC announced Aug. 5 that it was temporarily closing its fitness room as of Aug. 20...

National News

NYC Democratic Socialists Chapter Asks City Council Candidates About Travel to Israel

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By Shira Hanau Lots of candidates for New York City Council are expected to seek an endorsement from the local Democratic Socialists of America chapter,...

American Jews Donate More, Pray Less During Pandemic

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By Ben Sales During the pandemic, Jews have attended virtual services, read scripture or prayed less often than other Americans, and they have given charity...
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...

Arts

‘The Painted Bird’ a Study in Brutality

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Hanya Yanagihara’s widely acclaimed novel “A Little Life,” the critic Daniel Mendelsohn wrote in a 2015 review in The New York Review of Books,...

Reviews: Secret Life, Secret War

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Road Trip Reveals Jewish Mother’s Secrets By Sophie Panzer “All My Mother’s Lovers” Ilana Masad Dutton Although Ilana Masad’s novel “All My Mother’s Lovers” takes place in a pre-coronavirus...

Israeli Series ‘Beauty Queen of Jerusalem’ to Feature ‘Shtisel’ Star

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By Gabe Friedman Production is underway on what is being billed as one of the most ambitious Israeli TV series’ ever. “The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem,”...

Israel Suspends West Bank Annexation and United Arab Emirates Agrees to Normalization

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By Josefin Dolsten In a diplomatic breakthrough, Israel and the United Arab Emirates are normalizing ties. As part of a peace deal brokered by President Donald...

Helped by Pandemic, Wix Now Israel’s Second-Highest Valued Company

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By Gabe Friedman The coronavirus crisis has helped make Wix, the popular website creator platform, the second-highest valued Israeli company. Its share price has increased by...

National Library of Israel to Suspend Services and Put 300 Workers on Unpaid Leave

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By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM — The National Library of Israel will suspend its public services and put its 300 employees on unpaid leave. The closure, which is...