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NEW YORK (JTA) – Almost as soon as news of Nepal’s devastating earthquake reached the wider world, Jewish aid groups began mobilizing humanitarian efforts to help the victims. In Israel, that meant dispatching first responders to Nepal; in … more
NEW YORK (JTA) – It promises a revolutionary innovation that could transform Jewish Shabbat observance. By changing the way a light switch works, the patented Kosher Switch offers a novel – and its backers say, kosher – way … more
BOSTON (JTA) – Historian David Kertzer won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography detailing how Benito Mussolini’s secret relationship with Pope Pius XI influenced the Italian dictator’s persecution of his country’s Jews.  Kertzer, a … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – A bipartisan task force to combat anti-Semitism around the world was established by the U.S. House of Representatives. The task force launched March 24 is designed to educate Congress about anti-Semitism, which its members … more
A new brand of bottled water recently hit grocery store shelves, and its tagline is reminiscent of the 1965 catchphrase for Hebrew National hot dogs, “We answer to a higher authority.” Fifty years later, Clearly Kosher® says its water is, … more
NEW YORK (JTA) — The Foundation for Jewish Camp is launching two pilot programs to benefit Jewish day camps, as well as two programs for overnight camps. The programs, funded with grants from various foundations, are demonstration projects … more
Following the recent attacks in Paris, the Jewish Federations of North America condemn the attacks on civic institutions and Jewish targets in the strongest possible terms, mourn the loss of life and pray for the injured, and express our support for … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – Before the HarperCollins Middle East Atlas story is deleted from email inboxes, it pays to spend another moment ruminating on the damage caused by companies that ought to know better. On its website, HarperCollins bills … more
JTA — A new United Kingdom government report showed significant progress being made in combating anti-Semitism. The “Government Action on Anti-Semitism” report, published Dec. 29 by the Department for Communities and Local Government, … more
The 75th anniversary of the premiere of “Gone with the Wind,” which was marked Dec. 15, presents an opportunity to examine the Jewish influence on one of the most popular films of all time. That influence starts with the American Civil War … more
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