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Amsterdam’s Jewish Museum Wades into Dutch Blackface Controversy with New Exhibition

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By Cnaan Liphshiz AMSTERDAM – For the past two decades, a conflict has been slowly escalating in the Netherlands over the wintertime custom of wearing blackface ahead...

Biden Secretary of State Nominee Notes Jewish Roots

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By Ron Kampeas Tony Blinken vividly described his stepfather’s Holocaust-era rescue in accepting President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination to be secretary of state on Tuesday. Blinken also...

2021 Grammy Awards: All the Jewish Nominees

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By Emily Burack This year’s Grammy Awards will almost certainly be different from past years, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. But despite the lack of...

Janet Yellen to be Nominated as First Female Treasury Secretary

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By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON — Joe Biden is set to nominate Janet Yellen as secretary of the treasury, according to multiple reports on Monday. She would...

Report: Satmar Orthodox Jews Hid Massive Wedding From Public View

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By Philissa Cramer Weeks after one prominent Satmar wedding was publicly called off amid a backlash over convening guests during the pandemic, members of the...

Dutch Right-wing Politician Resigns Following Party’s Anti-Semitism Scandal

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By Cnaan Liphshiz AMSTERDAM — The leader of the Dutch right-wing Forum for Democracy party resigned Monday following reports that members of its youth movement...

Marijuana Plants Seized from Argentine Synagogue’s Courtyard

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Police seized two pots of marijuana plants from the courtyard of a historic synagogue in Medanos, a small village in...

Eatery Said to be World’s First Lab-grown Meat Restaurant Opens Near Tel Aviv

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By Cnaan Liphshiz The world’s first lab-grown meat restaurant has opened near Tel Aviv, the Los Angeles-based VegNews reported. The eatery, whose name is “The Chicken”...

Biden Nominates Latino Jew Alejandro Mayorkas as Homeland Security Secretary

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By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden announced the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas, a Latino Jew who has emphasized the heightened threat facing American...
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Community Briefs: American Jewish History and Christmas, More

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NMAJH to Hold Annual Christmas Day Event Online The National Museum of American Jewish History announced that it will host its annual Being ___ at...