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Marlee Matlin Honored With Ruderman Award For Disability Activism

— Oscar-winning Jewish actress Marlee Matlin is being honored by the Ruderman Family Foundation for her activism on behalf of people with disabilities. Matlin, ...

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Gen. McMaster Gave A Shout-Out To George Costanza — And Jason Alexander Responded

That time President Trump’s pick for national security adviser compared military strategy to a George Costanza joke.

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Vandals Trash Mezuzahs And Scrawl Swastika At Toronto Condo

Yellow Post-it notes with hand-drawn swastikas and anti-Semitic language were stuck on the doors of a Toronto condominium building with many Jewish residents. A...

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Century-Old East Village Synagogue Reopening After $1.2M Development Deal

A 129-year-old East Village congregation is set to reopen after shutting its doors for a development deal.

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Hasidic Matzoh Factory With No Sprinkler System Damaged In Brooklyn Blaze

The building had been slapped for tens of thousands of dollars in code violations, including for lacking a sprinkler system.

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Jenna Jameson Defends Trump’s Sweden Comments

Jenna Jameson, the porn star who converted to Judaism, defended President Trump’s speech referring to fictional terrorism in Sweden.

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Did Netanyahu’s Visit To Australia Teach Us Anything New?

If Benjamin Netanyahu could pack up the audience at the Central Synagogue in Sydney and take them back to Israel, he would.

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Marlee Matlin On Why Trump’s Hate Might Actually Be Good For The Disabled

— Thirty years ago next month, Marlee Matlin became the only deaf actress or actor to ever win an Academy Award. In 1986, at age 21, she starred in the drama “Children of a Lesser God,” as a janitor at a school for the deaf. She took home the Oscar for best actress the…

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Gumbo Shabbat In New Orleans — Treyf But True?

It’s not lost on the writer that she throws the least kosher Shabbat either side of the Mason-Dixon Line. For her, it’s a means of adapting in non-Jewish spaces...

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J.K. Rowling Tweets ‘Such A Beautiful Thing’ About Muslim Campaign For Vandalized Jewish Cemetery

British author JK Rowling offered her support in a tweet to a Muslim-supported crowdfunding campaign to repair a vandalized St. Louis-area Jewish cemetery — spu...

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Netanyahu Praises Trump For ‘Strong Stand’ Against Anti-Semitism

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised President Donald Trump on Wednesday for publicly condemning anti-Semitic acts after bomb threats to U.S. Jewis...

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HIAS Denounces Trump’s ‘Cruel’ New Deportation Rules

The Jewish refugee group HIAS condemned guidelines released yesterday by the Department of Homeland Security that implement President Donald Trump’s executive o...

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