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Jewish serial sperm donor Ari Nagel nears 100 children after a prolific pandemic

Wed, 2021-10-20 20:58
Nagel, whom the New York Post once dubbed “Sperminator,” grew up in an Orthodox Jewish family in Monsey, New York.

The Thomas Jefferson statue removed from New York City Council chambers was a gift from a Jewish military officer

Wed, 2021-10-20 19:48
The statue, which has stood in the city council’s chambers for over a century, was commissioned by Uriah Phillips Levy.

When Pancho Villa attacked the U.S. in 1916, he was after the head of this Jewish merchant

Wed, 2021-10-20 18:51
In ‘Unraveling,’ Stacey Abarbanel documents Pancho Villa’s raid to hunt her grandfather Sam Ravel in New Mexico in 1916

Israel and United Arab Emirates teaming up to travel to moon

Wed, 2021-10-20 17:54
The two nations hope to collaborate on a 2024 mission to the moon, where flags from both countries would be planted.

Environmental group pulls out of voting rights rally over inclusion of Zionist groups

Wed, 2021-10-20 17:13
Sunrise DC objected to the participation of three liberal, pro-Israel Jewish groups at a voting rights event planned for Saturday.

I, too, like pumpkin spice and leaves — can a Jewish girl do Christian Girl Autumn?

Wed, 2021-10-20 16:25
I love pumpkin spice and sweaters, but I’m too Jewish for Christian Girl Autumn.

How Judah Benjamin — a Jewish Confederate slave-owner who decried slavery — came to embody so many contradictions

Wed, 2021-10-20 14:51
The subject of James Traub’s new book, Judah Benjamin, secretary of state of the Confederacy is one of the most reviled Jewish figures in history.

On Netflix and elsewhere, new collections of Palestinian and Israeli films are now available for streaming

Wed, 2021-10-20 13:02
A mix of drama, comedy and documentary, many of the films focus on relationships between Palestinians and Israelis.

Rachel Levine is named an admiral, becoming the most senior transgender person in the uniformed services

Wed, 2021-10-20 09:41
The swearing-in also makes Levine the first known transgender four-star officer in U.S. history.

Rabbis are fighting vaccine battles, pandemic fatigue — and a new set of mental health challenges

Wed, 2021-10-20 09:00
“I was trying to be uplifting and positive. But at the same time, I was seeing so many dead bodies, and suffering, and family members crying.”

The Asian-Jewish film series ‘LUNAR’ is back for a second season. Watch an episode here

Wed, 2021-10-20 09:00
The short film series focuses on the experiences of Asian-American Jews. In this segment, participants discuss media representation.

Leader of Chabad of Poway-affiliated nonprofit resigns, alleging continued foul play

Wed, 2021-10-20 00:27
The sons of Yisroel Goldstein promised to give up control of a nonprofit he used to commit wire fraud. Instead, people say, they’re looting it.

Appeals court rules for Jewish prisoners: Let them eat cheesecake

Tue, 2021-10-19 23:29
Michigan prisoners will now get cheesecake and other accommodations thanks to a new court ruling.

‘You are stronger than you think’— a message for domestic violence victims

Tue, 2021-10-19 20:06
During Domestic Violence Awareness month SHALVA reaches out to Chicago Jewish community

One of the world’s few remaining Ladino newspapers celebrates its 200th issue, and fuels a revival of ‘Judeo-Spanish’

Tue, 2021-10-19 19:31
The pandemic has given those with an interest in Ladino more opportunities to study it, with many online classes and Zoom meetups.