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Sen. Chuck Schumer

Chuck Schumer, now the highest-ranking elected Jewish official ever, wants to make more history

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Chuck Schumer could not let the moment pass without mentioning its Jewish history. Georgia’s new senators, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, were sworn in last...
Larry King in 1993

Larry King, legendary Jewish TV interviewer, dies at 87

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Larry King, the iconic Jewish radio and TV interviewer who never met a subject he didn’t seem to like, has died at 87. King died...
Rep. Jamie Raskin

Rep. Jamie Raskin considers the coup attempt, Constitution and QAnon

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By Eric Schucht Among the elected leaders who were forced to hunker down for cover as a mob attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, was...
Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson, megadonor to Israel and Republicans, is dead at 87

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By JTA Staff Sheldon Adelson, the Jewish casino magnate whose philanthropy shaped American and Israeli politics, has died at 87. Adelson, the chief executive of the...
scenes of the Jan. 6 riot

A guide to the hate symbols and signs on display at the Capitol riots

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By Laura E. Adkins and Emily Burack | JTA The sweatshirt, spotted amid the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, seemed designed to provoke fear. “Camp...
Security forces respond with tear gas after the US President Donald Trumps supporters breached the US Capitol

Orthodox Jewish Trump supporters decry violence but not the movement that fueled the mob

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Heshy Tischler, the pro-Trump provocateur of Orthodox Brooklyn, wasn’t at the U.S. capitol when a mob stormed it Wednesday — but not because he...

‘I don’t recognize our country today’: Jewish lawmakers under siege in Congress give their...

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It’s been a day unlike any in modern American history: An armed mob broke through police into the U.S. Capitol building, vandalizing offices and...
Olivia Seltzer

This Jewish teen created a daily news digest, The Cramm, read by millions worldwide

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By Renee Ghert-Zand Unlike most teenagers, Olivia Seltzer doesn’t like to sleep in. She wakes up most days at 5 a.m. to scan the internet and...

As needs of newly poor surge, emergency aid effort underway for frontline Jewish agencies

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By Stewart Ain The struggles of the newly poor come in all shapes and sizes: Jewish families across Maryland and Virginia turning to Jewish social...
Mikael Dolsten

Meet Mikael Dolsten, the Jewish immigrant leading Pfizer’s vaccine charge

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When Mikael Dolsten, the head scientist at Pfizer, heard the news that the COVID-19 vaccine that he has been helping to develop for the...