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Sweden Allocates $1.1M to Start Work on its First Holocaust Museum

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By Josefin Dolsten Sweden has allocated $1.1 million to prepare for the opening of the country’s first Holocaust museum. The Ministry of Culture said last week that the...

Israel Has More Daily Per Capita Coronavirus Deaths Than US

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By Marcy Oster Israel’s daily number of deaths from the coronavirus is higher than the United States on a per capita basis, according to a...

Community Briefs: Food Drive, New Book, More

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High Holidays Food Drive Underway The Mitzvah Food Program of Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s largest food drive of the year is underway, with collections...

Dutch City Names Rapper Who Called Holocaust a ‘Cover-up for Dumb Sheep’ its Resident...

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By Cnaan Liphshiz A Dutch city named as its resident poet a rapper who in a 2012 song called the Holocaust a “cover up for...

More Restrictive Coronavirus Lockdown Set for Israel

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By Marcy Oster Israelis are facing a much more restrictive general lockdown, including the closure of synagogues, to prevent the record spread of the coronavirus. The...

Wharton Lands $10M for Israeli MBA Fellowships

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The University of Pennsylvania announced Sept. 15 that Wharton School alumnus Yuri Milner and his wife Julia committed $10 million to establish the Friends...

HIAS PA: Regulations, Delays Could Prevent Thousands From Voting

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Processing delays and rising fees will prevent thousands of eligible immigrants from voting in the 2020 general election, HIAS Pennsylvania said during a Sept....

Boston’s Jewish Advocate Newspaper, Founded by Theodor Herzl, Has Closed

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(JTA) — The Jewish Advocate, a 118-year-old newspaper in Boston founded by Theodor Herzl, is the latest victim of the coronavirus crisis. The weekly announced...

Israeli-Developed Rapid COVID-19 Screening Test to be Used in Major European Airports

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By Marcy Oster A rapid COVID-19 screening test developed in Israel will be used to screen passengers in several European airports. The test involves gargling with...

Israel Hits Daily Record of Nearly 7,000 New Coronavirus Cases, Tighter Restrictions Considered

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By Marcy Oster As Israel racked up a record nearly 7,000 new coronavirus cases in one day,  the government met to consider tightening restrictions, including...