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Reform Congregations Work to Mobilize Voters With Civic Engagement Campaign

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Rabbi David Straus believes voting is a nonpartisan issue. “If you believe in democracy, how can you not believe that we need to do everything...

National News

Pittsburgh Jewish Community Prepares to Mark Two Years Since Shooting

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By Kayla Steinberg “Trauma seeks to disconnect us,” said Maggie Feinstein, director of the 10.27 Healing Partnership. “The best way to mitigate the impact of...

Jewish Students at U. of Illinois File Federal Harassment Complaint

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By Josefin Dolsten A complaint filed with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights alleges that Jewish students at the University of Illinois at...

State Department Plans to Label Three Large Human Rights Groups as Anti-Semitic

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By Ron Kampeas and Ben Sales WASHINGTON, DC — In an unusual move, the State Department is planning to formally identify three large international human...

Arts

Golems, Dybbuks and Rabbis: A Look at Scary Movies With Jewish Roots

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It’s a horror film buff’s favorite time of year: The nights are getting longer, the air is getting colder and the fallen leaves are...

Reprisal of Simon Wiesenthal Play Streams Online

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By Tom Tugend LOS ANGELES — It is indicative of the reverence still held for Simon Wiesenthal, who hunted some 1,100 war criminals to the...

Documentary Narrates Secret Mission by Teens to Secure State of Israel’s Independence

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On the eve of Israel’s War of Independence, a group of Jewish teenagers risked their lives to secretly manufacture bullets for freedom fighters. Their work...

Sudan Will Normalize Ties with Israel, Trump Announces

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By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sudan will become the third Arab country in the past two months to normalize ties with Israel, continuing the...

Hadassah, Other Groups Block Right-Wing Takeover of Top World Zionist Congress Positions

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By Ron Kampeas A coalition of Jewish groups including the likes of Hadassah and B’nai B’rith International has temporarily blocked a plan by Orthodox and...

Top Palestinian Official in ‘Critical’ Condition with COVID-19 in Israeli Hospital

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By Josefin Dolsten Saeb Erekat is in “critical” condition at an Israeli hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Erekat, who has served as the chief negotiator...