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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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This week, as the U.S. government launched the largest vaccine distribution program in the country’s history, rabbis and Jewish ethicists were united in support of the rollout to battle the coronavirus pandemic, stressing that vaccination is consistent with Judaism’s highest value: preserving life.

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“Orthodox Jews violently attacked by mob @ BLM protest last night in Philly,” Yaacov Behrman, a community activist, tweeted on the morning of Oct. 28. “They told protesters they were there to show solidarity. Mob shouted anti Semitic & racist hate as they assaulted victims. Spoke to vict…

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The Academic Engagement Network and Hillel International recently launched separate initiatives to address anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism on college campuses. AEN’s Improving the Campus Climate Initiative and Hillel International’s Campus Climate Initiative will engage intensively with senio…

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While the 2020 election has been understandably focused on the presidential race, control of the Senate will be crucial as the Republican Party is looking to hold onto its majority amid races that could determine which party holds the upper chamber.Were Democrats to net the needed three seat…

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It’s been two years since an anti-Semite wielding an assault rifle stormed the Tree of Life building, murdering 11 worshippers at the three congregations housed there: Dor Hadash, New Light and Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha. Not a day goes by that Andrea Wedner doesn’t think of her mother, Rose M…

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