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

ChaiFlicks, the ‘Jewish Netflix,’ is Here

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By Stephen Silver It was only a matter of time: A Jewish Netflix has arrived. That moniker is probably the best description of ChaiFlicks, a film...

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...

National Library of Israel to Suspend Services and Put 300 Workers on Unpaid Leave

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By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM — The National Library of Israel will suspend its public services and put its 300 employees on unpaid leave. The closure, which is...

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....