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Israel’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved a nighttime curfew for the Purim holiday weekend in an attempt to forestall a spike in COVID-19 infections due to parties and gatherings. Starting Thursday night, the eve of Purim, and ending on Sunday morning, the curfew will be in effect from 8:30 p.m. …

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Stone Canyon Entertainment announced the start of production on a documentary about a couple who bequeathed nearly half a billion dollars to Israel — the largest donation in the country’s history.“Who Are the Marcuses?” will start filming in Israel and Austin, Texas, in the first quarter of …

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Peer-reviewed correspondence from Sheba Medical Center published last week in the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet reveals that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is up to 85% effective even after the first dose.Sheba’s research team reported that after 7,214 of its healthcar…

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U.S. President Joe Biden called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday in their first conversation since Biden took office nearly a month ago.According to the Prime Minister’s Office, the conversation was “warm and friendly” and lasted nearly an hour.“The two leaders noted th…

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Steven Spielberg was awarded the 2021 Genesis Prize, an annual $1 award that honors individuals for their professional achievement, contribution to humanity and commitment to Jewish values, the Genesis Prize Foundation announced on Wednesday.“The Genesis Prize celebrates Steven Spielberg’s u…

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Israel began a coronavirus vaccination program for foreign nationals on Tuesday in Tel Aviv’s Neve Sha’anan neighborhood.More than 650 foreign nationals received vaccines on the first day of the program, which is being operated by the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality and hospital staff from Tel Av…

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Adam Lehman took over Hillel International in January 2020 after spending decades as a volunteer in Jewish institutional life, serving as a board member at his synagogue and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and as a founding member of the D.C.-based Jewish a cappella group JewKvox.

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The Israel Defense Force’s Home Front Command has many key duties when it comes to boosting the resilience and emergency preparedness of the Israeli civilian world; one of these includes boosting the mental health of children, who have been facing months of uncertainty throughout the year-lo…

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More than 170 entertainment industry leaders released a unity statement on Feb. 1 after launching the Black-Jewish Entertainment Alliance (BJEA), a joint initiative by Black and Jewish entertainment industry professionals devoted to countering racism and anti-Semitism. 

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U.S. President Joe Biden’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations pledged on Wednesday to combat the anti-Israel bias at Turtle Bay.“I look forward to standing with Israel, standing against the unfair targeting of Israel, the relentless resolutions proposed against Israel unfair…

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A bunker containing 100-year-old tefillin (phylacteries) hidden from the Nazis in World War II has been discovered in the ruins of the Warsaw Ghetto.

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The son of a couple murdered during the massacre at the Tree of Life building on Oct. 27, 2018, has filed a lawsuit in the Allegheny Court of Common Pleas against Colt Manufacturing alleging that the gun lobby, through anti-Semitic propaganda, incited the shooter to carry out “one of the blo…

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In the coming years, pharmaceutical corporations will likely need to launch updated versions of their coronavirus vaccines every year or two years, though this task should not present any special challenges for them, leading Israeli virus experts from Tel Aviv University have said. In additi…

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There is a story typically told about the manner in which Jewish names and naming practices developed in the United States, especially as it regards surnames.

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While working on an essay about Judaic ethics in a pandemic, Rabbi Jonathan Crane came across an ancient source that caught him off guard.

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The man who stormed the Tree of Life synagogue building on Oct. 27, 2018, murdering 11 congregants in the midst of Shabbat prayer, was an active user of the social media site Gab. His Gab bio said, “jews are the children of satan,” and his banner image was an unambiguous reference to a white…

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Israel’s Ministry of Health on Sunday published the contract that it signed earlier this month with Pfizer for the additional delivery to the country of the pharmaceutical giant’s BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines. The first shipment arrived on Dec. 9, following a $237.5 million deal  for 8 million doses.

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“Kosher Queen” Jamie Geller is taking on a new challenge. The author of seven bestselling cookbooks and the founder and CEO of Kosher Network International (KNi), Geller is partnering with Aish Global to create a new media network.

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Rachel Faulkner had just come home from picking her daughter up from daycare. With a pro-Trump demonstration planned that day at the Capitol, a half-mile away, Faulkner was eager to hunker down with her wife and child.

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With his fleet of Philadelphia restaurants and three published cookbooks, chef Michael Solomonov has made a strong bid to be the most prominent proponent of Israeli food in America.

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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner has talked with incoming U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan about the Trump administration’s Mideast policies, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman told the Knesset’s foreign relations committee in a closed hearing on Monday, reported Axios.

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For Rabbi Reuven Mann, the question of whether to get vaccinated against COVID-19 has a simple answer: “Everyone must get the vaccine as this will protect him and the people he comes in contact with.”

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