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Sunday, June 7, 2020

AUTHOR NAME

Josefin Dolsten, JTA

87 ARTICLES

‘Believe Us’: Black Jews Respond to the George Floyd Protests, in Their Own Words

(JTA) — As Enzi Tanner participated in an online havdalah ceremony marking the end of Shabbat Saturday night, his city — Minneapolis — was...

Bench Near Minneapolis Synagogue Vandalized With Swastikas

(JTA) — A bus stop near a synagogue in Minneapolis was vandalized with swastikas. The graffiti was discovered Tuesday on a bench outside Shir Tikvah...

A New Relief Fund Is Providing Aid to Jews of Color Who Are Struggling Due to Coronavirus

A new relief fund is providing financial aid to Jews of color who are struggling economically due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Donald Trump Demands States Let Houses of Worship Reopen. Synagogues Are in No Rush

President Donald Trump wants synagogues and other houses of worship to open their doors — but many Jewish leaders say his pressure won’t affect...

As Colleges Go Virtual, Students Instead Are Heading to Israel on Gap Year Programs

Hadara Bilsky thought she’d spend her first semester of college making friends in her dorm, having discussions with professors and students in class, and...

Sweden’s Only Jewish Camp Reverses Decision to Close This Summer

(JTA) — Sweden’s only Jewish camp has reversed its decision to close this summer. Glamsta, a 111-year-old summer camp located in Stockholm’s archipelago, said last...

This Jewish Medical Student Is Helping Reduce Racial Disparities in Coronavirus Testing

At the beginning of her day, Tal Lee will see as many as hundreds of cars snake around the church parking lot where she...

Their Own Lockdown: How Swedish Jews Are Dealing With the Country’s Lax Coronavirus Policy

(JTA) — Face masks are a rare sight in Sweden. That’s because the country has taken one of the least restrictive approaches to the coronavirus...

This Jewish Lawyer Is Dressing As the Grim Reaper to Protest Florida Beach Reopenings

(JTA) — Last Friday, Daniel Uhlfelder traded in his usual suit and tie for a black hooded cape and a scythe and headed to...

How Do You Celebrate A Bat Mitzvah During Coronavirus?

Midway through Lila Duke’s bat mitzvah ceremony, her family’s cat made an appearance. Minnie’s interruption was one of many ways that Lila’s coming-of-age ceremony was...

Jewish Democratic Council of America Endorses Biden for President

(JTA) — The Jewish Democratic Council of America has endorsed Joe Biden for president. The group released its endorsement on Friday along with a statement...

As Governors Let Houses of Worship Reopen, Synagogues Aren’t Going for It

(JTA) — The road to reopening for houses of worship has been paved in a handful of states, even as the coronavirus pandemic continues...

Top Charedi Orthodox Rabbi Dies of COVID-19

Yaakov Perlow, leader of Novominsker Hasidim and a top haredi Orthodox rabbi, dies of coronavirus at 89.

Why Are Jewish Communities Keeping Mikvahs Open Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak?

NEW YORK (JTA) — When the rabbis of New Jersey’s suburban Bergen County took the bold step of shutting down almost all facets of...

Despite Coronavirus, Couple Plans Wedding in Israel in Less than 24 Hours

Nina Abrahams and Amit Bigler knew the coronavirus pandemic would have an impact on their wedding, which was already taking place in Israel, far...

Americans Think Bernie Sanders is the Least Religious of 4 Democratic Front-Runners, Survey Finds

(JTA) — Americans view Bernie Sanders as the least religious of four Democratic presidential front-runners, a survey released Thursday found. Sixty percent of the 6,395...

Chris Matthews Apologizes for Comparing Sanders’ Nevada Win to Nazi Invasion

MSNBC host Chris Matthews apologized for comparing Sen. Bernie Sanders’ victory in the Nevada caucuses to Nazi Germany’s invasion of France. On Monday, Matthews addressed...

New York City’s Latest Tactic to Combat Anti-Semitism: An Ad Campaign Featuring Diverse Jewish New Yorkers

NEW YORK (JTA) — New York City is hoping that a new ad campaign will make Jewish New Yorkers feel comfortable despite a recent...

Conservative Movement Apologizes for Excluding Women on List of Innovative Rabbis

(JTA) — The Conservative movement’s congregational umbrella group apologized for publishing an article about innovative rabbis that only included men. The article by the United...

Putin Pardons Israeli-American Backpacker Naama Issachar, Who Was Sentenced to 7 1/2 Years in Russian Prison

(JTA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has pardoned Naama Issachar, an Israeli-American backpacker who was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison for drug...

Republican Party Leader in Delaware Ousted After Blaming Jews for Impeachment Hearings

(JTA) — A Republican Party leader in Delaware was fired after Facebook posts that were criticized as anti-Semitic. The Sussex County Republican Party voted on...

Marianne Williamson Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Race

(JTA) — Marianne Williamson has ended her run for president. The Jewish writer and self-help guru made the announcement in a message to supporters on...

Ghislaine Maxwell, British Socialite Accused of Helping Jeffrey Epstein, Reportedly Hides in Israel

(JTA) — Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite who has been accused of helping late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, is reportedly hiding out in Israel. A...

Brooklyn Black Lives Matter Leader Expresses Solidarity with Jews After Monsey Attack

NEW YORK (JTA) — The president of Black Lives Matter Brooklyn condemned anti-Semitic hate crimes following the attack at a Hanukkah party in Monsey. Anthony...

25 Jewish Democrats in Congress Call on Trump to Fire Stephen Miller

(JTA) — Twenty-five Jewish Democratic House members urged President Donald Trump to dismiss his senior policy adviser Stephen Miller. In a letter sent to the...

New Arab Group Says it’s Time to Stop Boycotting Israel

(JTA) — A new group of Arab thinkers is urging its countries to engage with Israel. The Arab Council for Regional Integration group held its...

Sacha Baron Cohen Calls Social Media ‘The Greatest Propaganda Machine in History’

NEW YORK (JTA) — Sacha Baron Cohen has made a career out of playing absurd comedic characters, from the dopey Brit Ali G to...

5 Jewish Things to Know About Deval Patrick

(JTA) — The crowded field of Democratic 2020 hopefuls has welcomed another latecomer to the fray: Deval Patrick, the former Massachusetts governor. On Thursday, Patrick...

Connecticut Synagogue Evacuated After Receiving 2 Bomb Threats

(JTA) — A synagogue in Connecticut has been evacuated after it received two bomb threats. Congregation B’nai Israel, a Reform congregation in Bridgeport, was evacuated...

Jewish Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on His Feud with Trump and Becoming a Sex Symbol

(JTA) — Earlier this month, Jacob Frey went from being the relatively unknown mayor of Minneapolis to an instant internet celebrity—thanks to some attacks...

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Pelosi Accuses Trump of “Acquiescence” Amid the Rise in Anti-Semitism

“He has created a climate in which this has become more accept[able],” she said.

Netanyahu Criticizes Settlement Leaders for Anti-Trump Comments

The settler leaders also reject any recognition of a Palestinian state, as outlined in the American plan.

Palestinians Accused of Piggybacking on Riots to Wreck Synagogues

A number of Los Angeles synagogues have been vandalized or even destroyed during the riots.

Is Longtime Pro-Israel Congressman Eliot Engel in Trouble?

With comparisons being made to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset of former Rep. Joe Crowley in 2018, his job may be in jeopardy as New York voters head to the polls on June 23.

German Halle Synagogue Shooter Attempts Prison Escape

He climbed an 11-foot fence during a walk through a prison courtyard.
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