Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, Israel

Israel to Allow Vaccinated Tour Groups Starting in May

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

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

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

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

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.

Biden Administration Says it Has UNRWA’s Commitment to ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Anti-Semitism

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

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

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

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

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...