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Some Democrats, Including Joaquin Castro and Rashida Tlaib, Criticize Israel on Vaccines for Palestinians

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By Ron Kampeas Joaquin Castro, a top foreign policy Democrat in the House, has joined a handful of other Democrats in criticizing Israel for not...

Facebook Debuts New Fact Check Box to Combat Holocaust Denial

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By Ron Kampeas People who search for information about the Holocaust on Facebook will now be prompted to visit a website on the genocide curated...

Walter Bernstein, Respected Blacklisted Screenwriter, Dies at 101

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By Gabe Friedman Walter Bernstein, a proudly “secular” Jewish screenwriter best known for his 1960s and ’70s dramas and for being blacklisted during the McCarthy...

Larry King, Legendary Jewish TV Interviewer, Dies at 87

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By Ron Kampeas Larry King, the iconic Jewish radio and TV interviewer who never met a subject he didn’t seem to like, has died at...

Estate of Couple Murdered During Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Sues Colt

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By Toby Tabachnick This article was updated on Jan. 25 to include a statement from the NRA. The son of a couple murdered during the massacre...

Hawaiian-Jewish Surfer Makua Rothman May Have Ridden Largest Wave Ever

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By Gabe Friedman Hawaiian-Jewish surfing star Makua Rothman may have successfully ridden the largest recorded wave in the history of the sport, estimated to be...

Lead Impeachment Manager Rep. Jamie Raskin Talks Constitution and QAnon

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By Eric Schucht | Washington Jewish Week Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Democrat, was among the elected leaders who were forced to hunker down as...

Rabbi Yehuda Dukes Is Dead After 10-month Battle with COVID

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By Shira Hanau (JTA) — Rabbi Yehuda “Yudi” Dukes, a Chasidic father of six who became sick with COVID-19 in late March and spent nearly...

Norman Golb, Pioneering Dead Sea Scrolls and Jewish History Scholar, Dies at 92

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By Gabe Friedman Norman Golb, a pathbreaking academic who broadened scholarship on the Dead Sea Scrolls and unearthed a history of Jews in Medieval France,...

UCLA Opens Center for Music of the ‘American Jewish Experience’

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By Tom Tugend LOS ANGELES  — UCLA has opened a center to explore the history of Jewish music in America with an eye toward breaking...