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

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...

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...

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...

Israeli Hockey Captain Signs to Play in Oswiecim, Otherwise Known as Auschwitz

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By Philissa Cramer When the captain of Israel’s ice hockey team takes the ice for the coming season, he will be just a short walk...

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...