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Black Jews Respond to the George Floyd Protests

By Josefin Dolsten / JTA As Enzi Tanner participated in an online havdalah ceremony marking the end of Shabbat Saturday night, his city — Minneapolis...
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Coronavirus Vaccine: Beyond Bombast, Cautious Optimism

On May 15, President Donald Trump announced, “Vaccine or no vaccine, we’re back.  The words came mere minutes after Trump announced the public-private venture called...
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Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl Ring Sells for $1.025 Million

By Marcy Oster / JTA One of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl rings sold for $1.025 million in an online fundraiser to help...
A student asks questions after a January youth symposium on the Holocaust presentation by Holocaust survivor Marius Gherovici.

Senate Passes National Holocaust Education Bill

His dedication to the cause was inspired, in part, by his time as a board member of the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center.“It...
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For May Celebration, Many Ways to Parse Jewish Heritage

By Arno Rosenfeld  Black History Month was announced in 1969. Women’s History Month came about in 1987. Irish-American Heritage Month was created in 1990. Compared...
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Pushing 80, Mike Tabor Is Still Pushing Himself and the Cause of Jewish Farming

By Arno Rosenfeld On the wrinkled sheet of paper, a black-and-white Mike Tabor looks away from the camera with a grimace. Through the graininess of...
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Patriots Owner Auctioning Super Bowl Ring for Coronavirus Charity

By Marcy Oster / JTA You can have one of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl rings while helping those in need facing...

Deep Layoffs at Jewish Federations of North America

By Shira Hanau / JTA The nonprofit organization leading an emergency coalition to coordinate the Jewish response to the pandemic-induced financial crisis has itself slashed its...
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Pandemic Strengthens Faith for 24% of Americans, but only 7% of American Jews

By Ben Sales / JTA A new survey found that only 7% of American Jews feel that the coronavirus crisis has strengthened their faith, as opposed...
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Reform Jewish Summer Camps to Close for 2020 Season

 By Ben Sales / JTA All Reform Jewish summer camps will remain closed for the 2020 summer due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to...