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Holocaust memorial in Berlin

A program commemorates the Holocaust for a post-survivor world

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By Shira Hanau Holocaust remembrance day programs in Jewish communities have stuck to a familiar form for decades, featuring Holocaust survivors sharing their stories followed...
Tamar Mermelstein

With interest in health care careers soaring, Touro College sees pandemic’s impact

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By Larry Luxner Aaron Skaist, 26, has been around ambulances and medical personnel most of his life. His father established Toronto’s first Hatzoloh volunteer paramedic...
a painting by Marc Chagall at Israel's Knesset

Jerusalem cultural center launches rich online offerings for Passover — and beyond

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By Larry Luxner When Passover last year became the first Jewish holiday to take place since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a...
Rachel Levine

Levine confirmation a milestone for trans community

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By Sophie Panzer Dr. Rachel Levine made history on March 24 when she became the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the...

COVID-19 study focusing on Orthodox Jews releases first results

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By Shira Hanau One year after COVID-19 first walloped Jewish communities in the United States, a scientific study has confirmed something that many in the...
Meyers Leonard

NBA player Meyers Leonard caught using anti-Semitic slur on video game platform

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Update: While Leonard released an apology statement on Tuesday night, the NBA said it is investigating his use of the slur and he will...
School buses

What happens when Rosh Hashanah falls on the first day of school?

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By Philissa Cramer An unusually early Rosh Hashanah is causing cities across the United States to rethink the timing of the first day of school...
Israeli flag

Israeli Supreme Court rules state must grant citizenship to non-Orthodox Jewish converts in Israel

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Israel must grant citizenship to Jews who converted to Judaism in Israel under non-Orthodox auspices, its Supreme Court ruled Monday, possibly igniting another round...
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Mass. school committee member calls former employee a ‘k—‘ on live TV

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Steven A. Rosenberg LOWELL. Mass. – Lowell Mayor John Leahy has demanded the resignation of School Committee member Robert Hoey Jr. after Hoey appeared on...
Nikki Haley

Could Nikki Haley be a Jewish GOP favorite in 2024?

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Nikki Haley has finally and decisively broken with Donald Trump in a move that puts her at the front of the potential Republican presidential...