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News Briefs: Jewish Death Row Inmate Claims Judge Was Anti-Semitic and More

Tenth NYC Orthodox School Closed Because of Measles Outbreak Central UTA Satmar School for Boys in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, became the 10th school in New York...
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‘People Are Remembering’: Communities Continue Reaching out to Pittsburgh Months Later

By Adam Reinherz Each week a new gift arrives. Sometimes it’s artwork, other times a book. A baker once brought sweet potato pies from Minnesota;...
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News Briefs: YouTube Deletes Neo-Nazi, White Supremacist Videos and More

Bipartisan Black-Jewish Congressional Caucus Formed At the American Jewish Committee Global Forum on June 3, three members of Congress announced the formation of a bipartisan...
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Report Lists Several Underperforming Nursing Homes in Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey

The nursing home industry was rocked June 3 when Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey and Sen. Pat Toomey released a previously unpublicized federal list of...

First National Study on Jewish Grandparents Conducted

David Raphael and Lee M. Hendler believed they were on to something in the summer of 2017. They were running focus groups and research on...

LGBT Jews Plan to Counter DC Dyke March

By Samantha Cooper Three Jewish organizations plan to protest at the DC Dyke March on Friday in opposition to the march organizers’ decision to ban...
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News Briefs: Jewish Political Guide Launched and More

Jewish Political Guide Launched The American Jewish Congress announced the creation of its Jewish Guide to U.S. Politics (jewishpoliticalguide.com). The platform will summarize the voting records...
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The Joys and Struggles of Planning an Interfaith Wedding

By Samantha Cooper These days, when a Jew gets married, it’s likely to be to a non-Jewish partner. The famous Pew study of 2013 found...
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Study: Jewish Voters Rank Protecting Medicare, Social Security as Most Important Issue

By Cathi Conti Sinsabaugh New poll findings released last week by Greenberg Research on behalf of the Jewish Electorate Institute (JEI) found that Jewish voters...
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News Briefs: Model Causes Stir Walking Naked Through Chasidic Williamsburg and More

Model Causes a Stir by Walking Naked Through Chasidic Williamsburg VIdeo surfaced last week of a Belgian model strolling naked through the largely Chasidic Williamsburg...