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Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy students

With new initiative on changing school culture, Jewish schools focus on anti-racist education

By Larry Luxner After George Floyd was killed in May at the hands of Minneapolis police, and protests and demonstrations spread around the country, students...
Ilanna Price

Interest in immigrating to Israel from US soars despite pandemic-era challenges

By Renee Ghert-Zand When Aaron Feinblatt moved to Israel in late February 2020, just as the first signs of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak were emerging,...
Pew chart

The new Pew: ‘Jewish Americans in 2020’

By Toby Tabachnick “Jewish Americans in 2020,” Pew’s first deep dive into Jewish life in the U.S. since 2013, paints a picture of a population...
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert

Abbas, Olmert call for 2 states at J Street conference

The failed Israeli-Palestinian peace attempt in 2008 would have succeeded if it had been given more time, said former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who...
Holocaust memorial in Berlin

A program commemorates the Holocaust for a post-survivor world

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

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

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

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

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

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