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With hope fading and regulations tightening, more Jewish camps set to cancel

By BEN SALES

(JTA) — At the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, and as recently as a couple weeks ago, some Jewish camps had hoped they could run for part of the summer. For a growing number of camps, that hope now appears to be vanishing.

Two Conservative Ramah camps...
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IDF soldier victim of car ramming incident; terrorist killed

(TPS) – An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier was wounded Thursday when an Arab terrorist rammed his car into a group of soldiers operating near the Israeli community of Negohot, in the Hebron area.

Responding troops shot and killed the terrorist.

The soldier was treated on the scene for severe...
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PM Netanyahu welcomes U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Wednesday morning, May 13, with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem.

The prime minister acknowledged the visit came only a few days after Pompeo’s father, Wayne, had died. “I want to express the condolences of my family to your...
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2 tombstones at a US military cemetery are inscribed with swastikas. This group wants them removed.

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A group that advocates for religious freedoms in the military wants the Veterans Administration to remove German POW tombstones at a San Antonio military cemetery that are inscribed with Nazi symbols and sentiments.

The two tombstones, among 140 for World War II POWs at Fort Sam Houston...
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Wait to resume services, then proceed carefully, Orthodox Jews are told

(JTA) — When Rabbi Moshe Hauer last week told Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top health advisor, that synagogues wouldn’t let congregants sit within 8 feet of each other once services resume, he wasn’t just making a joke about Jews’ tendency toward closeness.

He was also previewing a set of...
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2 arrested for allegedly ripping face masks off Jews in Brooklyn

(JTA) — Two people were arrested for allegedly ripping face masks off of identifiably Jewish people in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City.

The suspects have not yet been identified or been charged, NBC New York reported Monday morning. Video posted on Twitter by Belaaz shows police...
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Jerry Stiller, longtime comic who won fame on ‘Seinfeld,’ dies at 92

(JTA) — Jerry Stiller, the longtime Jewish comic who became best known for playing the belligerent character Frank Costanza on “Seinfeld,” has died.

Stiller died of natural causes, his son, the comic actor Ben Stiller, announced in a tweet Monday. He was 92.

Jerry Stiller was a classically trained actor...
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Jewish umbrella group adopts emergency coronavirus crisis resolutions

(JTA) — The Jewish Council for Public Affairs adopted four emergency resolutions related to the coronavirus crisis in a special voting session.

It is the first time that a special voting session of the JCPA Delegates Assembly, made up of nearly 100 representatives of local Jewish community relations councils and...
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German monitor finds increase in anti-Semitic incidents following Halle synagogue attack

By JOE BAUR

BERLIN (JTA) — A new report from an anti-Semitism monitor in Germany found that reported incidents rose following the attack on a Halle synagogue last Yom Kippur.

“The public perception of the topic of anti-Semitism was strongly marked by the far-right terrorist attack on a synagogue in...
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Katie Miller, Stephen Miller’s wife and Pence’s spokesperson, tests positive for coronavirus

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Katie Miller, the wife of presidential adviser Stephen Miller and the spokesperson for Vice President Mike Pence, has tested positive for the coronavirus.

President Trump confirmed the positive test in a meeting with Republican Congress members but added that he has not been in touch with her....
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