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Richard Wexler, a leader and then a trenchant critic of the organized Jewish community, dies at 80

Mon, 2021-10-25 21:34
Richard Wexler sought to make fundraising more efficient by bringing together under one umbrella the main Jewish philanthropic bodies.

This rebel in the Knesset is warning American Jews to change their progressive ways

Mon, 2021-10-25 19:47
‘The greatest challenge that we are facing is the progressive ideology. This has now become the trend,’ Amichai Chikli said in an interview.

Yiddishist San Diego organization now has a home

Mon, 2021-10-25 19:05
The new Yiddish cultural center will feature lectures, workshops, dramatic readings and exhibits.

Decision on new head of Jewish Agency postponed

Mon, 2021-10-25 17:05
The Israeli government is expected to recommend a new candidate for consideration after the leading candidate withdrew.

Swedish education agency recommends exercise that has students argue the Holocaust never happened

Mon, 2021-10-25 16:50
Sweden’s Jewish Central Council and other critics said asking students to consume and engage in Holocaust denial is offensive to victims.

With a new score and new ideas, ‘The Golem’ is a must for your Jewish Halloween

Mon, 2021-10-25 16:42
A century after the lights first dimmed on Wegener’s spectacle, its story, like the much older one on which it’s based, still resonates.

At first I didn’t want to make ‘The Chosen’ — then ‘The Chosen’ changed my life

Mon, 2021-10-25 15:15
40 years ago, Jeremy Kagan adapted and directed Chaim Potok’s novel ‘The Chosen.’ This is the never-before-told story of how that came to happen.

Neo-Nazi group hangs ‘Vax the Jews’ banner in Austin, Texas just a few blocks from JCC and synagogues

Mon, 2021-10-25 14:59
The banner incident came just a few days after racist and antisemitic graffiti was discovered at Anderson High School.

The NHL has a historically good set of Jewish hockey players right now

Mon, 2021-10-25 14:40
Here’s a review of the Jewish players to look out for and their highlights on the ice so far.

Larry David gives Jon Hamm a Yiddish lesson in very Jewish start to new season of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

Mon, 2021-10-25 13:39
David also auditions actresses for his new show, using a scene that involves eating a matzah ball at a Passover seder.

Why this will be the most Jewish World Series in baseball history

Mon, 2021-10-25 12:00
The Houston Astros vs. the Atlanta Braves may not have been the series most baseball fans wanted — but it’s the one Jewish baseball fans wanted.

Sunrise DC apologizes ‘unequivocally’ for singling out Jewish groups but still denounces Zionism

Mon, 2021-10-25 08:40
The group had called for the removal of three Jewish organizations from a voting rights rally because of their stances on Zionism.

Yiddish Folklore Inspires American Artist Debra Olin

Mon, 2021-10-25 01:34
Olin’s collages, now on exhibit at NYC’s Eldridge Street Museum, explore the superstitions of Jewish women in the Russian Pale of Settlement.

A Florida Jewish community turns out for police officer, 28, killed on duty in ‘Shabbos Park’

Sun, 2021-10-24 22:34
Orthodox Jewish community in Emerald Hills gathers to mourn police officer Yandy Chirino

Online Yiddish Hanukkah song workshop and sing-along

Sun, 2021-10-24 21:32
Besides teaching how to pronounce the lyrics, instructor Binyumen Schaechter will provide the songs’ musical, historical and linguistic nuances.

Biden names Atlanta Jewish leader as envoy to UN Human Rights Council

Sun, 2021-10-24 17:44
The council has been widely criticized as overly hostile to Israel.