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Daily Archives: July 6, 2021

‘1945’ Depicts Reaction of Hungarian Village When Two Silent Jews Arrive

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Everyone in a small Hungarian village knows the war is practically over. The 2017 film 1945 is a subdued, but highly accomplished black and white film crafted by writer-director Ferenc Torok and produced by Menamshen Films...
Synagogue door. Credit: Pixabay.

OU awards $100,000 to 35 synagogues for initiatives to welcome back congregants

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The Orthodox Union has awarded $100,000 in grants to 35 synagogues in 15 U.S. states and one Canadian province in an effort to bring communities back to shul as more people are vaccinated against...
The National Mall in Washington, D.C. Credit: Albert Pego/Shutterstock.

Dozens of Jewish groups plan Washington rally to raise awareness of anti-Semitism

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Dozens of national and local Jewish organizations are banning together for “No Fear: A Rally in Solidarity With the Jewish People,” to be held on July 11 in Washington, D.C., to raise awareness about...
Close-up of three kosher steaks. Credit: BublikHaus/Shutterstock.

Will the war on kashrut merge with the war on meat?

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Many Americans spent their Fourth of July holiday at barbecues with family and friends. For observant Jews, that meant that plenty of kosher hot dogs and hamburgers were grilled and consumed as the country’s...
The flags of Israel and the United States wave above a camp for U.S. service members supporting exercise Juniper Cobra at an Israeli Defense Forces site on Feb. 23, 2018. Credit: Sgt. Matthew Plew/U.S. Air Force.

Of stars, stripes and red flags

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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid was ridiculed on Sunday for a blooper in a tweet about the Fourth of July. In the post, which he has since deleted, the Jewish state’s top diplomat and alternate prime...
Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Dian, Feb. 3, 2020. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Lebanese prime minister warns country is ‘days away’ from ‘social explosion’

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Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab warned on Tuesday that the country is in dire crisis and set to explode, and called on the international community to help. “Lebanon is a few days away from the...
Israel's Minister of Defense Benny Gantz at Defense Headquarters in Tel Aviv, April 22, 2021. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

Gantz: Mideast on verge of arms race if Iran continues path towards nukes

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Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz warned on Monday that the Middle East is on the verge of a new arms race, which could begin if “Iran continues to advance towards nuclear weapons and nuclear...
A view of nuclear centrifuges at the Iran nuclear energy exhibition at the Islamic Revolution & Holy Defense Museum in 2018. Credit: Inspired by Maps/Shutterstock.

Recent Iran blast appears ‘designed to disrupt supply of centrifuges to nuclear sites’

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The reported June 23 blast that rocked a building linked to Iran’s nuclear program in the city of Karaj, west of Tehran, appears to have disrupted the ability of the Islamic Republic to feed...
Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei on March 13, 2018. Credit: Mahmood Hosseini via Wikimedia Commons.

Iran accuses Israel of responsibility for attack on Karaj nuclear facility

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Iran accused Israel on Tuesday of responsibility for an attack last month on a civilian nuclear facility in Karaj near Tehran. In answer to a question during a press conference, Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei...
A medical worker prepares a COVID-19 vaccine injection at a vaccination center in Jerusalem on Jan. 6, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israel and South Korea sign COVID-19 vaccine pact

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Israel and South Korea signed a COVID-19 vaccine supply agreement on Tuesday, allowing for more effective use of present and future inventories for both countries. Under the deal, Israel will transfer about 700,000 doses of...