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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...
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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...

The Iran assassination, explained

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The simmering fear among Middle East watchers that President Donald Trump might attack Iran in the waning days of his presidency was inflamed on...
Deni Avdija

Israeli teen drafted by Washington Wizards

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By Marc Brodsky Deni Avdija, the 19-year-old Israeli basketball phenom, was taken by the Washington Wizards with the ninth overall pick of the NBA Draft...
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Where Biden’s secretary of state choice Tony Blinken stands on Jewish issues

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Tony Blinken, President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for secretary of state, is the stepson of a Holocaust survivor whose stories shaped his worldview and subsequently...
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How did Jewish Americans vote?

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Polls offer imperfect takes, but the big picture is clear By Ron Kampeas and Gabe Friedman | JTA It’s a Jewish ritual: Every four years after...

New help for the 20,000 Jewish communal professionals who lost jobs during pandemic

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By Michele Chabin “Blindsided.” That’s how Melissa Engelberg felt after being laid off in April due to COVID-19 cutbacks. “I was shocked, I was sad and I...

FBI: Anti-Semitic hate crimes rose by 14% in 2019

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The number of anti-Semitic hate crimes in the United States increased significantly in 2019, according to the FBI, in a year that saw three...

In Philadelphia, Biden supporters detail roles in election

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After Election Day, Jewish Philadelphians who worked on behalf of Joe Biden’s campaign marched and danced, but most of all they waited. And waited. On...