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Tovah Feldshuh Pays Tribute to Mom in Memoir

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Broadway has been dark for over a year, but Tovah Feldshuh keeps busy. The four-time Tony nominee and star of Broadway productions like “Yentl,”...

Several Landmarks Across Lit up for Israel’s Independence Day

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Landmarks in Boston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and other major U.S. cities lit up in the blue and white colors of Israel to mark that nation’s Independence Day on Wednesday night.

Antony Blinken Expects Other Countries to Sign Onto Abraham Accords This Year

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WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he anticipates more normalization agreements for Israel in the next year.
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Yeshiva University Plans to Eliminate In-person Hebrew Courses Indefinitely

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Yeshiva University is planning to eliminate its in-person Hebrew courses indefinitely, making what was at first a pandemic-induced measure a permanent one.

Jewish Psychedelics Movement Gets Boost From Laid-off Rabbi, First-ever Conference

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Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, while some people were dabbling with new hobbies, Rabbi Zac Kamenetz was going all in on a lifelong fantasy.

University of Illinois to Get a Jewish Students’ Dorm After Alleged Anti-Semitic Incidents

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After a federal civil rights complaint alleging an “unrelenting campaign of anti-Semitic harassment” at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the school is set to have a new dorm for for Jewish students.

Bernie Madoff Dies in Prison at 82

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Bernie Madoff, the fraudster who ran a $17.5 billion Ponzi scheme ensnaring thousands of investors, including a long list of Jewish organizations and families, has died at 82.

One Jewish Photographer’s Mission to Preserve Rosenwald Schools’ Legacy

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ATLANTA — To the end of his life, the civil rights hero and later congressman John Lewis remembered the half-mile walk from his family’s farm in rural Pike County, Alabama, to the Dunn’s Chapel School.
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Jewish Receiver Julian Edelman to Retire

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Julian Edelman, the New England Patriots wide receiver who has shown his Jewish pride on a number of occasions, will retire following a stellar 11-year career.
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Biden Administration Says it Has UNRWA’s Commitment to ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Anti-Semitism

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The Biden administration says it has the commitment of UNRWA to “zero tolerance” for anti-Semitism, racism or discrimination.