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Wisconsin to require Holocaust education starting in 5th grade

Fri, 2021-04-30 07:24
The measure, which was passed unanimously by the Legislature, makes Wisconsin the 19th state to require Holocaust education in high school.

Explainer: What is Lag B’Omer?

Fri, 2021-04-30 01:51
The reason for Lag B’Omer is mainly derived from two Talmudic stories that take place during the Roman period.

Dozens critically injured at overcrowded Lag Ba’omer event in northern Israel

Thu, 2021-04-29 23:15
Over 50 people are injured, with 20 in critical condition according to estimates.

They’re Palestinians facing eviction in east Jerusalem. They may have helped save my family.

Thu, 2021-04-29 22:00
As a Jew in whose name an increasingly extremist Israeli government purports to speak, it’s my duty to voice objection to this step.

Together again - This calls for sheet cake this Shabbat

Thu, 2021-04-29 21:53
After so long apart, the smallest moments feel the biggest and most beautiful, the most full of joy. Which is why a simple sheet cake is perfect.

Iran’s judo team suspended from international matches until 2023 for refusing to face Israeli opponents

Thu, 2021-04-29 21:46
The original ban was instituted when an Iranian judoka said he had been ordered to throw matches at the 2019 World Judo Championships.

How getting the COVID vaccine changed my approach to prayer

Thu, 2021-04-29 19:48
I thought I abandoned religious practice, but after getting the COVID vaccine, I blurted out the Shehechiyanu. It’s changed my mind on prayer.

Baptist-affiliated Oregon university fires Jewish tenured professor who alleged antisemitism

Thu, 2021-04-29 19:40
Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, a tenured professor at Linfield University, has accused the school president of making multiple antisemitic remarks.

Why Jews are still crazy about mahjong

Thu, 2021-04-29 18:11
George Gershwin wrote a song about it, Eddie Cantor sang about it, and some Jews still believe mahjong is an Eastern European shtetl game.

Could David Cohen become the 1st Jewish jockey to win the Kentucky Derby?

Thu, 2021-04-29 17:57
His is a story of comeback, from physical injury and mental anguish. And an Arkansas rabbi helped along the way.

For the first time, a woman will lead an Israeli Orthodox synagogue

Thu, 2021-04-29 16:36
Women have been spiritual leaders in Orthodox synagogues, but always alongside a male rabbi. Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis is making history.

A facelift at 40 for a beloved mural of Chicago Jewish life

Thu, 2021-04-29 16:15
While the 15 x 13-foot piece held up well for most of that time, in the past few years, it began to deteriorate.

New Jersey town being sued again for discrimination against Orthodox Jews

Thu, 2021-04-29 15:03
A lawsuit alleges that Jackson Township is attempting to limit the religious activities of observant Jews.

Dallas temple fires rabbi accused of ‘sexually predatory behavior,’ launches own investigation

Thu, 2021-04-29 02:00
Questions swirl across Reform movement about extent of rabbi’s misconduct — and whether institutions originally covered it up.

Florida sees drastic increase in antisemitic incidents in 2020

Wed, 2021-04-28 23:34
“The first step in addressing a societal problem is acknowledging it for what it actually is.”

How Jewish TikTokers are trying to reclaim an antisemitic trend

Wed, 2021-04-28 22:30
“Fiddler on the Roof” is a beloved Jewish musical, but now it’s fueling an antisemitic caricature on TikTok.

What almost saved — but ultimately doomed — peace in the Middle East

Wed, 2021-04-28 20:09
“The Human Touch” focuses on a narrow slice of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but it’s an important one — the nuance of human relationships.

Meet the 97-year-old British-Israeli man who holds the Guinness World Record as the world’s oldest journalist

Wed, 2021-04-28 19:56
‘The only time I realize that I’m old is when I pass a mirror,’ said Walter Bingham, who is also a Holocaust survivor.