Local News

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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Hate Crimes Up 73% in NYC, Asians and Jews Most Targeted

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A dramatic rise in attacks on Asian-Americans has led to an overall increase in hate crimes in New York City during 2021, while the number of crimes targeting Jews decreased slightly.
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Agency Posts Sermon Advising ‘Men of Israel’ to Apologize for Jesus’ Killing

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An agency that provides administrative services to the U.S. military posted an Easter sermon that described a New Testament passage preaching to Jews as a demand to “say sorry” for killing Jesus.
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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.”

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...

Victim of Drive-by West Bank Shooting Dies

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One of the three 19-year old yeshiva students shot in a drive-by shooting this week in the West Bank has died of his wounds.

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.