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

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

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

Aomar Boum and Sarah Abrevaya Stein knew the wartime experiences of North African Jews are often overlooked in Holocaust history, so they decided to...
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Terrorism Prevention Program Launched

One of the first projects for Jennifer Arbittier Williams in her new role as acting United States attorney for Philadelphia and surrounding counties is...
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Kosher Meal Program Fights Food Insecurity

When Yonaton Yares started distributing kosher meals to families in the parking lot of his synagogue last May, he had no idea how much...
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Can You Link Yom HaShoah, Pandemic?

As synagogue congregations, Holocaust remembrance groups and educational institutions gathered last week via Zoom to mark the second Yom HaShoah observed during the pandemic,...
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Community Briefs: ‘Bulldog’ Fights, Gratz Combines Programs, More

Boxer Benny Sinakin, whose nickname is The Jewish Bulldog, suffered his first professional loss on April 3 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, falling to Bronx, New York-based Nigerian Afunwa King.

Ancient Libyan Synagogue Being Turned Into Islamic Center, Jewish Group Says

An abandoned and ancient synagogue in Libya is being turned into an Islamic religious center without permission, the World Organization of the Jews of Libya said.
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Netherlands Anti-Semitism Tally Drops by 25% Due to COVID-19 Lockdowns

The number of anti-Semitic incidents recorded in the Netherlands in 2020 decreased by 25% over the previous year but was still among the highest totals in a decade.

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

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.