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Community Briefs: Carl Lutz Honored, HIAS PA Awards, More

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Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey and Sen. Roy Blunt (Mo.) introduced a resolution April 28 to the U.S. Senate honoring Carl Lutz.

National News

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Decrying ‘Social Justice Ideology,’ 49 Sign ‘Jewish Harper’s Letter

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An open letter signed by about 50 prominent Jewish Americans is warning of the rise of “social justice ideology,” which is described as a “pernicious” force that is “antithetical to Judaism.”

Jewish Biden Backers, Lawmakers Push for Robert Wexler to Be Ambassador to Israel

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At least three top Jewish Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives want Robert Wexler, a former Florida congressman, to be the U.S. Ambassador to Israel.

The Jewish History of May Day and Labor Activism

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May Day might conjure images of flower garlands and maypoles as a traditional European spring festival, but the May 1 holiday is also a...

Arts

Catching Up with Kevin Pollak

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Actor, comedian and impressionist extraordinaire Kevin Pollak, 63, has starred in more than 80 films.

‘If You See My Mother’ Brings Mother’s Day Laughs

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It’s almost Mother’s Day, but depending on your family’s vaccination status, you may not feel comfortable taking the moms in your life out for...

NMAJH Leads Jewish American Heritage Month

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May is Jewish American Heritage Month, and the National Museum of American Jewish History is enmeshed in the nationwide annual education project it began...

Israeli Centrist Yair Lapid Given Opportunity to Replace Benjamin Netanyahu

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Yair Lapid, an Israeli centrist, has officially been given the opportunity to remove Benjamin Netanyahu from power.

Yosef Kleinman, Youngest Survivor to Testify at Eichmann Trial, Dies at 91

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Yosef Kleinman, the youngest Holocaust survivor to testify at the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann, has died at 91.
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Israeli State Comptroller Cites Earlier Warnings About Meron’s Safety

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Israel’s state comptroller has launched an inquiry into the stampede at Mount Meron on Lag b’Omer that killed 45 celebrants, citing prior warnings from his office that the site was unsafe for mass use.