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Deborah Lipstadt, noted Holocaust historian, is Biden’s pick for antisemitism envoy

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President Joe Biden is set to nominate Deborah Lipstadt, the Emory University Holocaust historian, to be the State Department’s antisemitism envoy. The White House alerted...

The ice-cold fallout to Ben & Jerry’s divorce from Israeli settlements

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By JTA Staff Kosher supermarkets are rethinking their inventory. Politicians are emptying their freezers. And the foreign minister of Israel is vowing to get involved...

More American Jews are calling Israel an ‘apartheid’ state

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Sharon Nazarian has a theory about why a recent Washington, D.C., rally against antisemitism struggled to reach as large an audience as organizers had...

No more ‘bar’ mitzvah: Synagogues changing ways to support LGBTQ youth

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Sponsored By Stewart Ain Over the last year, no fewer than five young people came out publicly as LGBTQ at the Society for...

Survey: A quarter of U.S. Jews agree that Israel ‘is an apartheid state’

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A survey of U.S. Jewish voters taken after the Israel-Gaza conflict finds that a sizable minority believe some of the harshest criticisms of Israel,...

Rally-goers agree that antisemitism is un-American. But when Israel is involved, it gets complicated.

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Several thousand people spent a sweltering afternoon in front of the U.S. Capitol at a rally on Sunday that denounced antisemitism as un-American and...

The Surfside tragedy recalls South Florida’s long hold on the Jewish imagination and reality

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By Thane Rosenbaum Until a 13-story building inexplicably collapsed in the middle of the night, placing the whereabouts and lives of 159 residents in doubt,...

Tokyo Olympics: All the Jewish athletes to watch

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JTA   From left: Alex Klineman, Jemima Montag, Eli Dershwitz, Diego Schwartzman, Maru Teferi, Linoy Ashram, Ezra Frech and Anat Lelior. (Getty images)   By ...

These are the Jewish victims of the Surfside building collapse

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By Ben Harris and Shira Hanau The Champlain Towers South building collapse is a national tragedy, one that has claimed nearly 20 lives so far...

Building collapse in Surfside struck a growing, diverse Jewish community

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When a portion of Champlain Towers crumbled early Thursday morning, thrusting the beach town of Surfside, Fla., into tragedy, it also struck at the...