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Friday, March 27, 2020 6:58 pm

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National

  • Plenty of kosher for Passover food available, Orthodox Union certification agency says

    By jwadmin on March 27, 2020
    By MARCIE OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The supply chain for kosher for Passover food has not been disrupted by the coronavirus crisis, the Orthodox Union kosher certification agency said. “Despite the long lines and panic shopping taking place at grocery stores around the country, there is an abundance of kosher food available for the upcoming holiday,” both in […]
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  • AJC starts #BeAMensch initiative to promote and encourage kindness

    By jwadmin on March 26, 2020
    (JNS) – The American Jewish Committee  has launched a new initiative called #BeAMensch to encourage and showcase “acts of kindness and decency” during the coronavirus pandemic. Mensch is Yiddish work that means “a person of integrity and honor” or just an overall good person. Each day, the initiative’s website and AJC’s various social-media accounts will feature stories from across America and around the […]
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  • Jews must speak out against prejudice toward Asian Americans

    By jwadmin on March 26, 2020
    By DYLAN ADELMAN Assistant Director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Asia Pacific Institute. NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — In recent weeks, we’ve seen an unprecedented epidemic of the coronavirus spread across the world. Unfortunately, we’ve also seen a spike in anti-Asian violence and prejudice. In the U.S., racist and xenophobic outbursts, assaults and discriminatory practices against Asian Americans have been reported from coast to coast. Chinese restaurants […]
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  • Is Trump opening his Pandora’s Box?

    By jwadmin on March 25, 2020
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield You don’t need a degree from Trump University to understand how the president’s campaign to blackmail the Ukrainian government into helping him smear former Vice President Joe Biden directly led to his impeachment. Donald Trump doesn’t get it. Instead, he seems intent on reopening that Pandora’s box. Nepotism On Trial He shouldn’t be surprised to […]
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  • Families of Pittsburgh synagogue victims to get $3 million from donated funds

    By jwadmin on March 13, 2020
    By BEN HARRIS NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –The three congregations housed at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue will distribute more than $5.4 million donated in the aftermath of the deadly October 2018 shooting there. In a news release Monday, March 9, the congregations announced that they planned to distribute just over $3 million to the families of the 11 people […]
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  • Republican Jewish Coalition conference that was to have featured Trump postponed because of virus concerns

    By jwadmin on March 12, 2020
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Donald Trump canceled travel that included an appearance at the Republican Jewish Coalition annual conference, citing the coronavirus threat, and the RJC postponed the event. “Out of an abundance of caution from the Coronavirus outbreak, the president has decided to cancel his upcoming events in Colorado and Nevada,” the White House said in a statement. Trump was […]
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  • National Museum of American Jewish History files for bankruptcy protection

    By jwadmin on March 6, 2020
    By MARCY OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia filed for bankruptcy protection, saying it owes more than $30 million to bondholders. Much of the debt is from the construction of its building on Independence Mall, the museum said in its Chapter 11 filing, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The museum, which is […]
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  • U.S. White supremacists distributed more propaganda in 2019 but held fewer events

    By jwadmin on March 5, 2020
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY ( JTA) – One flyer reads “Holocaust = fake news.” Another says “America is not for sale.” And another: “Diversity destroys nations.” These are just a few of the 2,713 pieces of propaganda distributed in the United States by white supremacist groups in 2019, according to a recent report published by the Anti-Defamation League. The […]
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  • Jersey City’s kosher supermarket is starting to reopen

    By jwadmin on March 5, 2020
    By BEN SALES JERSEY CITY, N.J. (JTA) — Slightly over two months after his wife was murdered in the attack on this city’s only kosher grocery store, owner Moshe Ferencz was back behind the counter this week. The store, which has partially reopened in a new location, still doesn’t have regular hours. But the reopening signals an important moment for Jersey […]
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  • Library of Congress in Washington to house English-translated Talmud

    By jwadmin on March 5, 2020
    (JNS) – The world’s largest library—the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.—is scheduled to house a version of the Talmud. Translated from Hebrew to English by scholar Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, the religious tome will enter the library in a ceremony on Thursday, March 5 when Steinsaltz’s family is slated to receive a certificate of honor. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) noted that […]
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