Holocaust survivor Irving Roth to appear at JPAC on Jan. 14

Irving Roth was one day away from celebrating his tenth birthday in Kospice, Czechoslovakia when Germany invaded Poland. That aggression, which began the hostilities we know today as World War II, ultimately led to his incarceration in Nazi death camps Auchwitz and Buchenwald and to a remarkable tale of survival.

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Two Israelis drown in Tel Aviv elevator

Two people were pronounced dead following their rescues from a flooded elevator in Tel Aviv following torrential downpours from winter rains on Saturday.

In two separate rescues, a man was pulled from the flooded cab in a residential building at 3:00 p.m. suffering from hypothermia. Identified only as a man...
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Victim of Monsey stabbing attack remains in ‘dire’ condition

(JTA) — A 71-year-old man wounded in the stabbing attack on a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York, remains unconscious and on a respirator.

The doctors for Josef Neumann are not optimistic that he will regain consciousness, his family said in a statement released by the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs...
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22-year-old Hasidic man punched and taunted by two women in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (JTA) — Two women yelled “F*** you Jew” and “I will kill you Jews” at a Hasidic man in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and shoved him to the ground when he tried to film their anti-Semitic tirade, law enforcement sources and witnesses told CBS12.

The 22 year-old victim was approached...
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Jewish groups to hold solidarity march in New York City

(JTA) — Jewish groups will hold a solidarity march in New York City under the banner “No Hate. No Fear.” The Jan. 5 event comes in the wake of attacks in Monsey, Jersey City and Brooklyn.

The march will leave from Lower Manhattan and cross the Brooklyn Bridge, followed by...
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Netanyahu ends Danny Danon’s term as Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not extend the term of Danny Danon, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations.

Danon’s term officially expired on Tuesday, the same day that the announcement that his term would not be extended was made, Israel’s Channel 12 first reported.

Danon’s term was...
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Jewish groups and lawmakers laud legacy of John Lewis after he announces pancreatic cancer diagnosis


WASHINGTON (JTA) — The black-Jewish coalition that has fought for civil rights since the 1960s has the city of Atlanta as its nexus. Folks there cite three reasons for this: a substantial African-American population, a relatively large Jewish community and John Lewis.

Lewis, 79, the longtime Democratic...
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Aussie Jewish groups slam Israel for choosing health minister who helped alleged pedophile

(JTA) — Jewish groups in Australia have decried Israel’s appointment to health minister of a lawmaker who is accused of helping an alleged pedophile sheltering in Israel to avoid deportation.

Yaakov Litzman, who heads the haredi Orthodox United Torah Judaism party and serves as deputy health minister, was appointed to...
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Al Sharpton gathers black leaders for meeting with NY rabbi in wake of Monsey attack

(JTA) — A group of African-American clergy and civil rights leaders gathered by the Rev. Al Sharpton met with a New York rabbi in the wake of the attack on Jews in Monsey.

The African-American leaders met Monday with Rabbi Marc Schneier, president of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, to...
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Tesla to launch operations in Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The electric car maker Tesla is set to launch Israeli operations in January. Tesla will be the first car manufacturer to sell its vehicles in Israel rather than through an importer.

The company, owned by Elon Musk, will start by opening a pop-up store at a mall...
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