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Yaphet Kotto. Source: Screenshot.

Jewish actor Yaphet Kotto, star of ‘Alien,’ Bond villain, dies at age 81

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Actor Yaphet Kotto, who starred in the film “Alien” and played the first black James Bond villain, died on March 14 at the age of 81, his wife announced on Facebook. Kotto’s wife of 24...
The cover of the “Guide to Passover,” produced by the Orthodox Union. Credit: Courtesy.

Orthodox Union releases its ‘Guide to Passover’ 2021

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The Orthodox Union has released its annual “Guide to Passover,” which provides comprehensive guidance about kosher-for-Passover products. This year’s edition, available in both PDF and online database formats, features nearly 30,000 kosher-for-Passover products and charts...
The Jewish Future Pledge calls on worldwide Jewish donors to allocate at least half of their charitable dollars transferred at death to Jewish and Israel-related causes. Credit: LightField Studios/Shutterstock.

Jewish Future Pledge expands to next generation with Jewish Youth Pledge

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The Jewish Future Pledge, which calls on worldwide Jewish donors to allocate at least half of their charitable dollars transferred at death to Jewish and Israel-related causes, has begun to engage younger members of...
Medical equipment lent out by Yad Sarah. Credit: Courtesy.

Yad Sarah inspires start of medical equipment-lending outlet in Connecticut

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Yad Sarah announces the benefit of Wheel It Forward, a Connecticut-based not-for-profit organization that offers a convenient destination for anyone to easily borrow or donate durable medical equipment. Like Yad Sarah’s lending centers, Wheel It...
Women from the Cochin Jewish community perform on stage during a culture event at Bar-Ilan University. Photo by Victor Yitzhak, Cochin Jewish Heritage Center.

Meet the Cochin Jews: Israel’s oldest Indian community

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Whatever way you look at it, the Jewish community of Cochin is an ancient one. If you rely on traditional lore, the Jews of the city of Cochin in southwestern India can trace their roots...

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Patients

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Last updated Jan. 22, 2021. We have begun vaccinating UC San Diego Health patients ages 65 and over. We will contact you via MyUCSDChart or telephone when we are ready to schedule your vaccination. Please see details...
Jewish prayer. Credit: Pixabay.

OU, Rabbinical Council join call for day of prayer amid ongoing pandemic

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage throughout the world and within Jewish communities—and especially in light of the new virus variants discovered in the United Kingdom and South Africa—public-health guidance dictates continued mask-wearing...
U.S. businessman and philanthropist Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, at the opening ceremony of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

With great sorrow: Sheldon Adelson, 1933-2021

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It is with unbearable pain that I announce the death of my husband, Sheldon, of complications from a long illness. Sheldon was the love of my life. He was my partner in romance, philanthropy, political...
This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Orthodox Union launches virtual support group for siblings with special needs

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The Orthodox Union’s Yachad organization for individuals with disabilities in the Orthodox Jewish community has launched a support network for siblings of individuals with special needs. The group held its first session and has set...

Recent Increase in Anti-Semitism Compels CCL Shul Members to Offer Life Saving Course to...

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As synagogues around the US take increased precautionary safety measures, a Chicago-based Jewish organization is offering courses that can save lives in the event of an attack. “Stop the Bleed” is a 60-minute course...