Local News

Community Briefs: Night of Learning, Accessibility, More

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The Kehillah of Delaware County and the Kehillah of Chester County are teaming up.

National News

Jewish Groups Slam Presbyterian Official for Equating Israeli Occupation with ‘Slavery’

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U.S. Jewish groups slammed a top Presbyterian Church official for Martin Luther King Day remarks.

Lauren Boebert Asked Jews Visiting US Capitol if They Were Doing ‘Reconnaissance’

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Rep. Lauren Boebert asked a group of kippah-wearing Jewish visitors in a U.S. Capitol building elevator on Thursday if they were there to do “reconnaissance.”
Judge gavel and scale in court. Library with lot of books in background

Jewish Couple in Tennessee Sues After a Christian Adoption Agency Refused to Help

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 A Jewish couple is suing Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Services after a Christian adoption agency

Arts

Dvora Hacohen, Joshua Cohen, Dara Horn Win Big at 2021 National Jewish Book Awards

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Dvora Hacohen’s biography of Hadassah founder Henriette Szold won two honors, including Jewish Book of the Year, from the Jewish Book Council in their annual awards list.
Legs kicked up in front of him, Kenny G, a white man with long, curly, brown hair, is blowing into a soprano saxophone.

Without his Saxophone, Who is Kenny G?

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In 1974, Franklin High School student Kenneth Gorelick was asked by mentor and composer James Gardiner to perform a saxophone solo at a Seattle...

33 Years After Classic Bar Mitzvah Episode, Revamped ‘Wonder Years’ Revisits the Ritual

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Paul Pfeiffer’s bar mitzvah made Jewish television history

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla Awarded Genesis Prize for Coronavirus Vaccine Work

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 Albert Bourla, the CEO of Pfizer, was named the winner of the 2022 Genesis Prize, the award sometimes called the “Jewish Nobel."

Netanyahu Considering a Plea Deal in Corruption Cases

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly negotiating a plea deal with prosecutors in his ongoing corruption cases that could bar him from politics for several years.

Invasive Species, Protests and Forest Fires: How Planting a Tree in Israel Became Controversial

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Each year on Tu Bishvat, Lior Weitz and his wife take their two daughters to plant saplings of pine.