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Israel to Allow Vaccinated Tour Groups Starting in May

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Israel will be reopening its gates to fully vaccinated tour groups on May 23.

University of Illinois to Get a Jewish Students’ Dorm After Alleged Anti-Semitic Incidents

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After a federal civil rights complaint alleging an “unrelenting campaign of anti-Semitic harassment” at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the school is set to have a new dorm for for Jewish students.

Bernie Madoff Dies in Prison at 82

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Bernie Madoff, the fraudster who ran a $17.5 billion Ponzi scheme ensnaring thousands of investors, including a long list of Jewish organizations and families, has died at 82.

One Jewish Photographer’s Mission to Preserve Rosenwald Schools’ Legacy

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ATLANTA — To the end of his life, the civil rights hero and later congressman John Lewis remembered the half-mile walk from his family’s farm in rural Pike County, Alabama, to the Dunn’s Chapel School.
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Jewish Receiver Julian Edelman to Retire

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Julian Edelman, the New England Patriots wide receiver who has shown his Jewish pride on a number of occasions, will retire following a stellar 11-year career.
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Biden Administration Says it Has UNRWA’s Commitment to ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Anti-Semitism

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The Biden administration says it has the commitment of UNRWA to “zero tolerance” for anti-Semitism, racism or discrimination.

Supreme Court Lifts California Restrictions on At-home Religious Gatherings

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The Supreme Court extended a string of decisions overturning pandemic restrictions on religious gatherings, ruling Friday night that California’s restrictions on at-home gatherings unfairly limited religious freedom.

US Defense Secretary Makes First Cabinet Visit to Israel by Biden Administration

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United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin landed in Israel Sunday morning and met with Israeli Defense Minister Benjamin Gantz.

Earliest Evidence of Kosher Diet in UK Found in 800-year-old Animal Bones from Oxford

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Archaeologists in the United Kingdom discovered findings from a medieval Jewish community of Oxford that they said were the earliest evidence of a religious diet.
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Penn Commencement on Shavuot Sparks Petition

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Nearly 1,600 people signed a petition urging the University of Pennsylvania to change the date of commencement for the class of 2021. Set for May...