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A Jewish debate coach taught Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

By Shira Hanau Among the students who benefited from Fran Berger’s coaching on the Miami Palmetto Senior High School debate team are dozens of lawyers,...

Russian bombs appear to hit site of Babyn Yar Nazi massacre near Kyiv

Russian troops appeared to strike part of the Babyn Yar memorial site, which pays tribute to the tens of thousands of Jews buried in...
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Arizona Jews sue to stop state from executing people with gas used by Nazis

By Nicole Raz and Mala Blomquist Leaders of Arizona’s Jewish community are suing the state to prevent it from using hydrogen cyanide, the same lethal...
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For those with long COVID, the diagnosis is just the beginning

By David Rullo Andrew Neft first contracted COVID-19 in March 2020. At the time, he experienced no real symptoms other than a congested chest for...
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Ukraine’s Jews hunker down as long-feared Russian invasion becomes deadly reality

On Wednesday, Rabbi Shlomo Baksht and his team were still looking into moving the 250 children of the three orphanages they run in Ukraine...
Whoopi Goldberg

Are Jews white? Is Whoopi Goldberg Jewish? ‘The View’ Holocaust controversy, explained

She may not have meant to, but this week Whoopi Goldberg waded into a charged discourse that has polarized the Jewish community — and...
Whoopi Goldberg spoke with Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt on "The View"

ABC suspends ‘The View’ co-host Whoopi Goldberg over Holocaust comments that ignited a firestorm

By Philissa Cramer ABC has suspended Whoopi Goldberg from her role as a co-host of a morning TV talk show for two weeks amid criticism...
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Top US security officials: Colleyville was a ‘terrorist attack on Jewish community’

Top United States security officials told Jewish Americans on a pre-Shabbat call last week that the attack in Colleyville, Texas, was a “terrorist attack...
Art Spiegelman

Tennessee school board removes ‘Maus,’ iconic Holocaust book, from its curriculum

By Philissa Cramer A Tennessee school board voted unanimously to remove “Maus,” Art Spiegelman’s graphic memoir about his father’s Holocaust experience, from its curriculum after...
Supreme Court justices John Roberts, Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer

Jewish Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring

Stephen Breyer, the oldest justice on the Supreme Court and one of its minority of three liberal justices, is set to retire, multiple reports...