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June 18, 2020
Lives Lost: For man with Down syndrome, a college dream
Right up to the end, the status message on Saadya Ehrenpreis’ WhatsApp profile read: “Having the time of my life.” “And he ...
June 01, 2020
Prominent Jewish seminary names Schwartz as 1st woman leader
The Jewish Theological Seminary, the preeminent institution of higher learning for Conservative Judaism in the United States, ...
May 12, 2020
Report: Anti-Semitic incidents in US hit record high in 2019
American Jews were targets of more anti-Semitic incidents in 2019 than any other year over the past four decades, a surge ...
May 01, 2020
NYPD cracks down on another big funeral, stoking tensions
Tensions between police and members of New York City’s Hasidic Jewish community flared again Thursday as officers interrupted ...
April 29, 2020
NYC mayor takes heat after lashing out at Jewish funeral
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio defended his tweets criticizing a large Orthodox Jewish funeral. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said ...
April 17, 2020
NOT REAL NEWS: More falsehoods around the novel coronavirus
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even ...
April 12, 2020
Israel tightens quarantine in Jerusalem to halt virus spread
The Israeli government approved a tight quarantine of several areas of Jerusalem on Sunday, including the historic Old City, ...
April 09, 2020
Jews prep for a pandemic Passover: Smaller but no less vital
Passover and its epic story — how the Jewish people escaped to freedom after plagues struck their oppressors — are uniquely ...
April 08, 2020
BET plans all-star coronavirus special; Broadway stays dark
From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the ...
April 08, 2020
Passover in isolation dampens holiday mood in Israel
Each year, Patricia Sheetrit and her family gather with in-laws for the first night of Passover, bringing together some 20 ...
April 03, 2020
After ignoring warnings, Israeli ultra-Orthodox hit by virus
Early this week, the streets of the central Israeli city of Bnei Brak were bustling with shoppers as ultra-Orthodox ...
March 30, 2020
Man, 72, dies of injuries 3 months after Hanukkah stabbings
A man who was among the five people stabbed during a Hanukkah celebration north of New York City has died three months after ...
March 14, 2020
Across faiths, religious rules bent as virus alters worship
Across the United States, religious leaders are taking unprecedented steps to shield their congregations from the coronavirus ...
March 09, 2020
Virus outbreak disrupts joyous Purim fest but some improvise
Purim is traditionally one of the most joyous Jewish holidays, but some celebrations in Israel and hard-hit parts of the ...
February 24, 2020
Women Holocaust survivors find joy in fighting poverty
Frumie Cisner remembers the first time she witnessed a Holocaust survivor picking through trash — how the woman scavenged a ...
February 23, 2020
Hero in Hanukkah attack declining $20K reward over Zionism
An Orthodox Jewish man credited as a hero for attacking a knife-wielding man who stabbed five people during a Hanukkah ...
February 20, 2020
Israel confirms ultra-Orthodox draft figures were inflated
The Israeli military said Thursday it found “serious, systemic failures” in its own reporting that inflated figures on the ...
February 14, 2020
Jewish leaders seek better policing of online hate speech
Jewish leaders called Friday for better policing of hate speech on social media platforms over concerns prompted by recent ...
February 11, 2020
More US firms are boosting faith-based support for employees
It has become standard practice for U.S. corporations to assure employees of support regardless of their race, gender or ...
January 31, 2020
Michigan couple sues airline after getting kicked off flight
A Michigan couple is suing American Airlines for discrimination after being removed from a flight because the airline said ...
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