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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The police officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday and charged with murder in a case that sparked protests across the United States and viol…
Social distancing and staying inside is hard. Thankfully, accessing good things to watch during this time is not. This is the ninth installation of a weekly column on Jewish movies and TV shows that you should stream in quarantine.
Normally fortified front gates built to block violent attackers have been left open.
Abraham Weintraub has Jewish roots but does not identify with the religion.
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“Our children are not born with hate in their hearts, and by providing educators with the tools they need to teach about the Holocaust, we can ensure they never learn it,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.).
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“The effect is absurdly stronger when the area is empty. When the area is busy, people don’t really pay attention,” says ZAZ Corner curator Tzili Charney.
The post Video art by Israeli students light up Times Square during pandemic appeared first on JNS.org.
The remake will be directed by Thomas Kail, who served in the same role for the megahit musical "Hamilton" on Broadway.
The post There’s going to be a new ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ movie appeared first on Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Congregation Beth Elohim is facing declines as a result of the coronavirus, while Union Temple's challenges preceded the pandemic.
The post 2 major Brooklyn Reform synagogues in merger talks as COVID-19 pandemic cuts into revenue appeared first on Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
“Funds are being used for activities that do not appear to involve vital, lifesaving resources and supplies to implement the most urgent and critical activities,” said Becca Wertman, managing editor at NGO Monitor.
The post Report: UN, WHO coronavirus relief used for terror-linked NGOs appeared first on JNS.org.
BOSTON (JTA) – The Anti-Defamation League is supporting Harvard University in its effort to beat back a high-profile legal challenge to the school’s race-conscious admissions policies.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — James Mackler, a Jewish veteran who flew Black Hawk helicopters in combat in Iraq, wears his faith on his sleeve in his bid as a Democrat to win the open Senate seat in Tennessee.
For the moment, “we have chosen to focus our activities online until the time is right to reopen a physical space. This will allow us to stay nimble and conserve resources while we continue to deliver on our mission.”
The post Museum of Jewish Montreal told to vacate premises by end of June appeared first on JNS.org.
(JTA) — Long before Gila Golder’s voracious news consumption made her the second winner of JTA’s quiz show, it had already changed her life.
The organization combines science and technology with strengthened Jewish identity, bridging the gap between ability and opportunity.
The post World ORT marks 140th anniversary, highlighting education in 30-plus nations appeared first on JNS.org.
A rabbi on the coronavirus pandemic, Shavuot, the sacred cycle of the calendar and (at least one) a core Jewish truth.
The post ‘Turn It and Turn It, for Everything Is in It’: A Torah commentary for the times appeared first on JNS.org.
A new wave linked to coronavirus conspiracy theories is expected, Jewish leaders say.
The post Germany reports highest number of anti-Semitic crimes since 2001 appeared first on Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
SCARSDALE, N.Y. (JTA) — As a child, I relished Shavuot’s once-a-year opportunity to forgo bed time, staying up all night to learn Torah with my community and sleeping in late the next day. As an adult, my husband and I took turns learning in the synagogue, where crowds of 50 or 60 people wou…
Many U.S. officials think that China’s overseas investments are part of a deliberate strategy to increase its diplomatic influence, and ultimately, its military reach.
The post America wants Israel to decouple from China over security concerns appeared first on JNS.org.
Doing things that are “morally just or helpful to others” is not enough, he said.
They tried in vain to save a Sudanese diplomat with the coronavirus who has been working secretly on the clandestine relations between the two countries.
Israel recognized Hans Calmeyer's rescue of at least 3,000 Jews as a jurist for Nazi Germany, but new discoveries suggest he may have doomed others.
The post German government urged not to honor Holocaust rescuer with murky record appeared first on Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Netanyahu rebuked Miri Regev, but some pundits believe her statement was coordinated with the prime minister in a political ploy.
A lawsuit filed by the local NAACP cites the Voting Rights Act of 1965, federal legislation intended to prohibit racial discrimination in voting,
An estimated 400,000 Jews live in Canada.
The post Two new websites seek to fill news void for Canadian Jewish community appeared first on JNS.org.
UNIFIL was “necessary and urgent” within the context of “violations by Israel of Lebanon’s sovereignty by land, sea and air,” said Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab.
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The court is seeking to determine whether the P.A. nullification of agreements with Jerusalem and Washington affects its pending war-crimes case against Israel.
The post ICC gives Palestinians until June 10 to clarify status of Oslo Accords appeared first on JNS.org.
Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi tells U.N. Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov Israel’s plan to apply sovereignty to Judea and Samaria “make the one-state solution a fait accompli.”
The post ‘Israeli annexation bid will have disastrous consequences,’ Jordanian foreign minister warns appeared first on JNS.org.
PLO secretary general: Media reports of behind-the-scenes Arab support for sovereignty move are false, coming weeks “will determine whether the next decades will be ones of peace and coexistence or of violence and war.”
The post Ramallah to ‘seek clarification’ on Arab stance regarding Israeli sovereignty appeared first on JNS.org.
U.S. envoy David Friedman is said to have pressured Israel’s communications minister during a meeting this week to block Chinese efforts to gain a foothold in Israel’s cellular network
The post Report: Israel plans to reject Chinese bids to set up its 5G network appeared first on JNS.org.
HIAS wants ZOA and CAMERA disciplined for criticizing them. ZOA fires back saying HIAS has no place in a Conference that is reserved for groups with a Jewish mission.
The post HIAS and ZOA trade charges as Conference of Presidents battle escalates appeared first on JNS.org.
Sales of Jewish-owned properties under duress during the Holocaust yielded at least $640 million, according to a groundbreaking report.
The post 80% of Dutch cities involved in theft of Jewish property have no record of it appeared first on Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
(JTA) – This upstate New York resort’s lake, bowling alleys and cabins were the setting for Mrs. Maisel’s Catskills summer retreat.
"Seig Heil, Heil Hitler, Trump 2020" was written on a traffic utility case across the street from the Shir Tikvah Congregation.
The post Bench near Minneapolis synagogue vandalized with swastikas appeared first on Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Before the crisis, Emma Seligman was getting set to have her acclaimed debut film "Shiva Baby" play at South by Southwest, where she could gain exposure and a distributor.
The post The coronavirus didn’t just upend Broadway — it put indie projects in limbo appeared first on Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
DENVER (JTA) — In the summer of 1999, we slept head to head in top bunks at Camp Ramah in Canada. We also shared a viral upper respiratory illness that kept us from participating in the much-anticipated yom bli shemesh (a day without sun) while the rest of our cabin got to experience a day o…