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Coalition of more than 120 NGOs Calls on Facebook to Create a Comprehensive Hate...

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On Friday, August 7, 2020, a coalition of more than 120 NGOs submitted a letter to Facebook, urging the social media company to implement a comprehensive hate speech policy on anti-Semitism that incorporates the full International Holocaust...
Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz. Credit: Courtesy of the Steinsaltz Center.

One of Judaism’s great commentators, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, dies at age 83

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Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, one of Judaism’s exceptional modern-day commentators, died in Jerusalem after suffering from acute pneumonia. He was 83 years old. Steinsaltz was born in Jerusalem on July 11, 1937. His scholarship was...
National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft at a meeting following the assassinations of Ambassador Francis E. Meloy Jr. and Economic Counselor Robert O. Waring in Beirut in 1976. Credit: Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library via Wikimedia Commons.

Former two-time US national security advisor Brent Scowcroft dies at 95

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Former two-time U.S. National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft died of natural causes on Aug. 6, his 95th birthday, according to a statement from the Scowcroft Group. “Brent Scowcroft was an American patriot and public servant...
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Orthodox Union’s PC20 matches teens and seniors in “Perfect Pair” program

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The Orthodox Union’s Project Community (PC20) is launching the “Perfect Pair” program to connect teens with seniors beginning July 20 to create important friendship and bonds between teens and older adults. PC20 is the...
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‘Buddy’ Korn Z”L: Jewish activist, journalist, mentor, mensch

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Bertram (Benyamin) “Buddy” Korn, a Jewish activist, journalist, and community organizer, passed away on July 5 at the age of 64 shortly after contracting COVID-19. His contributions to the Jewish community were vast, and it was more often...

Israeli Government Approves a Strategic Framework To Ensure the Future of the Global Jewish...

In its meeting this morning, The Israeli Government approved a first-of-its-kind comprehensive strategic framework for ensuring the continued existence and unity of the world Jewish community.  The framework was presented for government approval by MK Omer...

Judge Sol Gothard, advocate for children, animals

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Sol Gothard passed away, at home, on July 5, 2020. He was 89 years old. The Judge, as he was known to all, was born and grew up in the Bronx, New York. He...
One in five teens has had a serious mental-health disorder; 50 percent of all mental illness begin by age 15; and among ages 15 to 24, suicide is the second-leading cause of death. Credit: Courtesy.

‘Collective Compassion’ initiative puts spotlight on teen wellness

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Coupled with the strain of the coronavirus pandemic, the Jewish community is bringing attention to the power of “Collective Compassion” to National Mental Health Awareness Month. Created by Jewish Teens Thrive, a project of the Jewish Teen...

Verter fun der Vokh – Video Conference

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conference call: דער בציבור־⁠קלונג, ־⁠ען join a meeting: צו֜שטיין צו אַ זי֜צונג; אַרײַ֜נטרעטן אין אַ זי֜צונג meeting ID: די זי֜צונג־אידע֜נטיפֿיקאַ֜ציע meeting host: דער זי֜צונג־פּלאַני֜רער, ־ס mute button: דאָס פֿאַרשטו֜ם־קנעפּל mute oneself: (פֿאַרשטו֜מען זיך (אַליי֜ן screen sharing: דאָס עקראַ֜ן־שותּפֿות talk on Skype:...

Scott Hilton Davis presents: Celebrating Jacob Dinezon On His 100th Yortsayt

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Who was Jacob Dinezon, the Yiddish writer who in his day outshone even Sholem Aleichem? Scott Hilton Davis tells his remarkable personal journey with the rediscovery of Jacob Dinezon, the great humanist and writer, who...