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February 26, 2021 9:59 am
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Kentucky Set to Become First State to Adopt IHRA Definition

JNS.org - Kentucky is expected to be the first state to officially adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism after the measure was...

February 12, 2021 10:21 am
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Former Portugal Leader Sends Anti-Jewish COVID Tweet

JNS.org - A leader of Portugal’s 1974 revolution is being criticized after he posted antisemitic tweets earlier this week about the COVID-19 vaccine. The criticism...

December 25, 2020 10:23 am
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Jewish Philanthropists Increase Charitable Giving Amid Pandemic, Finds Survey

JNS.org - A survey found that a large percentage of Jewish philanthropists have increased their charitable giving in response to emergency needs brought on by...

November 19, 2020 10:46 am
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Agudath Israel Files Suit in US Supreme Court to Reopen Synagogues Amid Heightened COVID Rates

JNS.org - Agudath Israel of America and two affiliated congregations have taken their lawsuit against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to the US Supreme Court...

November 12, 2020 10:22 am
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Campus Chabad in Kentucky Again Discovers Vandalism to Its Sign, Menorah

JNS.org - Police in Lexington, Ky., are investigating the vandalism of a menorah and sign at Chabad at the University of Kentucky Jewish Student Center....

November 2, 2020 10:26 am
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38th World Zionist Congress Bridges Partisan Divide, Despite Initial Divisions

JNS.org - The 38th World Zionist Congress concluded recently with the largest American delegation ever as Jews from across the religious and political spectrum gathered...

October 27, 2020 9:49 am
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US State Department Conference Tackles Mounting Hate and Antisemitism Online

JNS.org - Hate online, particularly antisemitism, is continuing to grow at alarming rates, and stopping it will require education, collaboration and a cohesive definition were...

October 16, 2020 9:39 am
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Controversial Professor’s Views on Israel Prompt Concern Before Convention Appearance

JNS.org - A Jewish group is speaking out about the upcoming appearance of a Rutgers University professor who has been criticized for her antisemitic and...

October 9, 2020 9:19 am
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Turmoil Engulfs New York’s Jewish Community Amid COVID Restrictions, Protests and Antisemitic Incitement

JNS.org - Jew versus Jew attacks, protests and covert acts of antisemitism are just some of the alleged effects of the battle against COVID-19 and...

October 7, 2020 10:09 am
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Orthodox Jewish Leaders Decry Cuomo’s ‘Draconian’ Measures to Restrict Worship Amid Virus Rise

JNS.org - Professing his “respect and love” for the Orthodox Jewish community, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced major restrictions and closures in parts of...

October 6, 2020 10:28 am
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Cuomo Threatens to Shutter Synagogues Ahead of Meeting With Chassidim on COVID Spike

JNS.org – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he will meet with leaders of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community on Tuesday in the hopes of...

October 5, 2020 9:43 am
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Advice to New York-Area Jewish Communities on COVID and Sukkot: ‘Be Careful, Stay Vigilant’

JNS.org - As Sukkot starts in the United States, the holiday will look and feel very different this year due to the uptick in cases...

September 21, 2020 9:47 am
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Fires Blazing in US West ‘More Devastating Than Anyone Could Have Imagined’

JNS.org - Two Jewish federations on the West Coast have created emergency funds to help people severely impacted by the wildfires that have been raging...

September 17, 2020 5:55 am
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Synagogues Grapple With Changes for High Holiday Services

JNS.org - As fall arrives and the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread throughout the United States, prayers are very much needed, say rabbis across the...

Culture

Jewish Twitter Users Mock ‘Serious Eats’ Ham on Bagel Combination

Jewish Twitter users mercilessly poked fun at a recipe on a popular food...

‘Unorthodox’ Star Shira Haas Shares Throwback Purim Photo From Childhood

Israeli actress Shira Haas shared with her Instagram followers on Thursday a photo...

Features

Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops

JNS.org - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

Israel

Can Tesla Conquer Israel Without Storefronts?

CTech - The electric car manufacturer Tesla is entering the Israeli market, but there are no signs that it’s planning to open a classic dealership. An official map of service...

Middle East

Israel, Bahrain Sign Historic Postal Agreement

JNS.org - Following the announcement in January that the Emirates Post Group would add Israel to its operations network, the Israel Post will now begin to send and receive packages...

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