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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...

How Jewish communities stand to benefit from the new stimulus

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By Jesse Berman and Ron Kampeas | JTA The new $900 billion pandemic relief includes another round of payroll protection, and the Jewish Federations of...

What Israel and Morocco will gain from reestablishing ties

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By Abigail Klein Leichman | JNS The Dec. 10 announcement of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Morocco and Israel marked the fourth time in...
Ofek Hub program classroom

New online learning platform aims to bridge the gap between US Jews and Israel

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By Michele Chabin When the first wave of coronavirus infections reached the American South, Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker of Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, knew...