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Holocaust survivors launch campaign to fight Holocaust denial on Facebook

BERLIN (JTA) – Joining a growing chorus of critical voices, Holocaust survivors have launched an international online campaign criticizing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that is aimed at countering Holocaust denial on his social media platform.

Starting Wednesday, a campaign sponsored by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany called...
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‘Teach me, fix me’: Nick Cannon opens up to rabbi after making anti-Semitic comments

(JTA) — Nick Cannon wants to make it clear — he’s ready to repent.

In a nearly two-hour discussion with Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center published on YouTube Tuesday, Cannon traversed several topics: He apologized again for making anti-Semitic comments on his online show; spoke about his...
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Orthodox man assaulted in Brooklyn

(JTA) — Three unidentified men assaulted an Orthodox Jewish man after the victim gave them the middle finger.

Officials said the victim, a 51-year-old man, was walking near New York Community Hospital in the Midwood section of Brooklyn on July 11 when two Black men and a Hispanic man in...
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Stephen Miller rejects claim grandmother died of COVID, despite death certificate

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Stephen Miller, a top adviser to President Donald Trump, is insisting his grandmother did not die of the coronavirus, despite a death certificate that states otherwise.

Miller’s maternal uncle, David Glosser, who has criticized Miller in the past for crafting Trump’s restrictive immigration policies, took to Facebook...
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Sintes hired as Gates of Prayer CECE director

Jessica Sintes, a teacher with 13 years of experience, has been hired as the new director of the Louise Hayem Manheim Center for Early Childhood Education (CECE) at Congregation Gates of Prayer.

The announcement caps a search process conducted over the trying COVID-19 pandemic period.

Sintes, a mother of two...
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Son of millionaire US businessman makes $75 million bid for major stake in El Al Airlines

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Eli Rozenberg, the son of millionaire U.S. businessman Kenny Rozenberg, has made a $75 million bid to acquire a large stake in El Al Airlines.

Rozenberg, 30, is a resident of Israel and an Israeli citizen, which makes him eligible to become the controlling shareholder of the...
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Abe Foxman’s next act: Raising $28 million to feed thousands of struggling Holocaust survivors

By SHIRA HANAU

(JTA) – Since retiring from his post as national director of the Anti-Defamation League in 2015, Abraham Foxman has had plenty of opportunities to take on other projects in the Jewish world. Until now, he’s always said no.

But now the 80-year-old is coming out of retirement...
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Meet Ellen Rosenblum, Oregon’s attorney general who is taking on Trump’s federal forces in Portland

By BEN SALES

(JTA) — From the mayor to the governor to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, many in positions of power want to stop the Trump administration’s crackdown on protesters in Portland, Oregon.

The person in the best position to make it happen now is the state’s Jewish attorney general,...
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Israel accused of airstrike on Damascus that killed 5 Iran-backed fighters

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An airstrike on Damascus that is being blamed on Israel killed five Iranian-backed fighters, a watchdog group reported.

The attack on Monday night destroyed a missile depot and hit military positions, weapons and ammunition warehouses in the Syrian capital, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights,...
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Amar’e Stoudemire offers to bridge the gap between Blacks and Jews

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Former NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire said there is a “lack of leadership” in the Black community that has led to expressions of anti-Semitism, and he has offered to bridge the gap between Jews and Blacks.

Stoudemire, who lives and plays professionally in Israel for Maccabi Tel Aviv, was...
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