Local News

Jewish Agencies Making Plans to Reopen

Jewish agencies and organizations went virtual with the rest of the world when the pandemic hit.

National News

NYC Mayor: Get Vaxxed by Monday to be Protected by Rosh Hashanah

 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has a message for Jewish New Yorkers: If you want to be fully vaccinated by Rosh Hashanah, you need to get your first Pfizer shot by Monday.

Ted Cruz Blocks Bill Advancing Israel-Arab Normalization

Sen. Ted Cruz is blocking the advance of a bill that would promote normalization between Israel and Arab states because it includes language enshrining a two-state solution as the preferred U.S. outcome to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Holocaust Historian Deborah Lipstadt is Biden’s Pick for Antisemitism Envoy

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to nominate Deborah Lipstadt, the Emory University Holocaust historian, to be the State Department’s antisemitism envoy.


Ambler Screenwriter Pens Newly Released Film

For 10 years, screenwriter and Ambler native Andrew Barrer waited for his film “Die in a Gunfight” to be developed, produced and released in...

Julia Haart Fight Back Against ‘My Unorthodox Life’ Critics

The day “My Unorthodox Life” premiered on Netflix, its subject Julia Haart was frustrated by the negative reviews — especially those from Jews who live the way she once did.

Play Inspired by Concentration Camp Story Debuts

Steven Fisher is not Jewish. He actually grew up in a Catholic family in Delaware County. But he was inspired to write “The Last Boy,”...

Ben & Jerry’s Board Chair Says ‘I Am Not Anti-Semitic’ as Unilever Disavows BDS...

Ben & Jerry’s board chair for the first time publicly rejected the suggestion that its actions were antisemitic.

First Commercial Direct Flights from Israel Land in Morocco

Two Israeli airlines have started what looks like a beautiful friendship with Morocco.

Israeli Taekwando Fighter Wins Bronze Medal

Avishag Semberg, a 19-year-old taekwando fighter, won bronze in the women’s under 49 kg category on Saturday.