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Daily Archives: April 21, 2021

Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.). Credit: BestStockFoto/Shutterstock.

Bipartisan group of senators urge Biden to nominate anti-Semitism envoy ASAP

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A bipartisan group of senators on Monday urged U.S. President Joe Biden to quickly nominate a candidate to serve as the U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism and confront rising anti-Semitism worldwide. The...
U.S. Navy sailors. Credit: Anthony Correia/Shutterstock.

Judge gives Jewish sailor temporary pass from US Navy order to shave beard

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A federal judge temporarily postponed on Thursday an order by the U.S. Navy to have a Jewish sailor shave his beard, reported Military.com. Electrician’s Mate (Nuclear) 3rd Class Edmund Di Liscia, a Torah-observant Jew aboard the...
A view of Beitar Illit and Tzur Hadassah, as seen from Gush Etzion in Judea and Samaria, on Nov. 25, 2019. Photo by Gershon Elinson/Flash90.

Should purchasing land in Judea and Samaria be part of KKL-JNF’s mission?

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In what is likely to be a heavily contentious meeting, the board of directors of Keren Kayemet LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) is set to vote on April 22 to establish policies regarding where in...
View of South Williamsburg and the Williamsburg Bridge. Credit: Jaspermaz/Wikimedia Commons.

Man rams car into Chassidic group walking in Brooklyn section of Williamsburg

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A 26-year-old man was arrested in New York City after he hit several Chassidic men with his car on Saturday evening after the end of Shabbat in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, N.Y. According to...

April 21, 1945: B.B. King and The Bihari Brothers

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The Bihari Brothers — Jules, Saul, Joseph and Lester, sons of Hungarian Jewish immigrants — launched Modern Records, a pioneering R & B label, in Los Angeles on this date in 1945. Among their most successful...