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Community Briefs: Songwriter, Satell and Community Losses

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,...

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Jewish Federations Get $5 Million to Help Holocaust Survivors

(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

  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

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...


8 Incredible Israeli Shows You May Not Have Heard of

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

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

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.

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

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

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...