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Jewish Community Webinars Tackle Hate, Racism

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Charmaine Ijeoma thinks the United States needs a racial reckoning similar to the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, the restorative justice bodies that helped South...

Hungary’s Largest Jewish Group Expels Rabbi Who Said Zionism is Causing Another Holocaust

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By Cnaan Lipshshiz Hungary’s largest Jewish group expelled a rabbi who has accused Israel of appropriating the money of Holocaust victims and putting Diaspora Jews...

Kazakhstan Adds Chabad Leader’s Grave to National Heritage Sites List

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By Cnaan Liphshiz The government of Kazakhstan added the gravesite of Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, a leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic movement, to its list of...

National Library of Israel to Suspend Services and Put 300 Workers on Unpaid Leave

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By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM — The National Library of Israel will suspend its public services and put its 300 employees on unpaid leave. The closure, which is...

Israeli Hockey Captain Signs to Play in Oswiecim, Otherwise Known as Auschwitz

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By Philissa Cramer When the captain of Israel’s ice hockey team takes the ice for the coming season, he will be just a short walk...

American Jews Donate More, Pray Less During Pandemic

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By Ben Sales During the pandemic, Jews have attended virtual services, read scripture or prayed less often than other Americans, and they have given charity...

Backyard Happy Hour

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As the area has gone from red to yellow to green, guidelines remain in place for social distancing. Small outdoor gatherings remain the norm,...

Israel Needs to Hire 15,000 Teachers. It Won’t Be Easy.

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By Shira Rubin TEL AVIV (JTA) – To pull off its plan to reopen schools safely this fall, Israel needs to hire 15,000 new teachers....
A Northeast NORC employee speaks with a Holocaust survivor at a table

Jewish Federations Get $5 Million to Help Holocaust Survivors

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(JTA) — A $5 million U.S. government grant will help a Jewish group care for Holocaust survivors and other adults with a history of...

Delaware to Require Teaching of the Holocaust and Genocide

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  By Marcy Oster (JTA) — The state of Delaware will require the teaching of a Holocaust curriculum in middle and high schools starting with the...