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The word QAnon — and the conspiracy theories behind it — keep making headlines of late.Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican congressional candidate who touts the ideology, won her run-off in Georgia on Aug. 11 and recently got a shout-out by none other than U.S. President Donald Trump, who c…

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A Holocaust survivor has finally — and officially — completed her formal education after gaining an honorary diploma from a Jewish high school, fulfilling a lifelong dream.Miriam Schreiber, 88, received the diploma on Aug. 16 from the New England Jewish Academy in West Hartford, Connecticut.…

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Each year in the 1940s and ’50s, more than 15,000 Americans were paralyzed by polio and thousands died. The disease reached its peak in the United States in 1952, leaving 3,145 Americans dead and some 21,269 paralyzed. As with the country and world at this time struggling to deal with anothe…

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Facebook has updated its community standards policy to include combating anti-Semitism on its platform, announced the social-media giant on Tuesday.“We’ve made progress combating hate on our apps, but we know we have more to do to ensure everyone feels comfortable using our services,” wrote …

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The presumptive Democratic 2020 nominee, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, announced on Tuesday that he has picked Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate. The decision comes a week before the Democratic National Convention, which will be virtual after the scheduled four-day ev…

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As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged, the Jewish community has suffered its share of losses. No age group has been as widely affected as the elderly, making nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and senior residences ground zero in the battle against the virus.

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Dahlia Jones was looking forward to this summer. For six years, she’s been attending Eisner Camp, and this year would be her last as a camper. She was looking forward to all the special events that it entails: the big multi-day trip; buddying with a young camper; putting her handprints in ce…

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Black History Month was announced in 1969. Women’s History Month came about in 1987. Irish-American Heritage Month was created in 1990. Compared to its predecessors, May’s designation as Jewish American Heritage Month was relatively late when President George W. Bush announced it in 2006 on …

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For the first time to date, the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus will host its annual community-wide Yom Hashoah commemoration online at 2 p.m. on April 26 while the museum is closed to the public in accordance with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order.

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Over the past month, virtual programming and video conferencing have replaced in-person classroom learning and public events. Frustrations with lack of equipment and technical difficulties were foreseeable, but a much uglier problem has emerged to become part of the new normal: Zoom bombing.

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With the coronavirus pandemic pushing meetings to go virtual, anti-Semites have taken the opportunity to disrupt them on the video conferencing platform Zoom, according to a report on Sunday from the Anti-Defamation League.

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The Hineni Fellowship, which started as a pilot program in 2018, announced on March 4 that it is launching nationally, expanding the leadership development program for LGBTQ Jews. 

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Rona Kaufman had never been to an AIPAC Policy Conference. But for the Duquesne University School of Law professor from Pennsylvania, this was an important year to travel to the nation’s capital and be among 18,000 supporters of the pro-Israel lobbying group.

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference in a video address on Sunday that he will always support Israel, but also believes in a two-state solution for the Palestinians.

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The University of California San Diego has announced a gift of more than $1.3 million from the Koret Foundation to support joint research on marine archaeology between UC San Diego’s Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology (SCMA) and the University of Haifa’s Leon Recanati Institute for Mariti…

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Some 30 campus Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries concluded an eight-day training program at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, learning cutting-edge, relevant and effective tools that will allow them to teach about the Holocaust and the growing problem of Holocaust denial. Equally important was guidance on …

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In a move to foster academic exchange between Israeli and American universities, 28 professors from universities and colleges across the United States recently traveled to Israel for Jewish National Fund‒USA’s (JNF) Faculty Fellowship Program.

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Shortly before the Department of Justice filed notice last August that it would seek the death penalty against the alleged murderer at the Tree of Life building in Pittsburgh, two of the congregations attacked in the massacre — New Light and Dor Hadash — sent letters imploring U.S. Attorney …

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The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) notified StandWithUs (SWU) on Friday that it has accepted its complaint alleging that UCLA violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and has opened the matter for full investigation on the merits.

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Jewish and Israel-related groups had mixed reactions to U.S. President Donald Trump signing an executive order that requires the U.S. government to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism in responding to “prohibited forms of discrimination rooted i…

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