The U.S. Department of Education gave a $4.9 million grant to a New York-based network of Hebrew-language charter schools. The five-year grant, which was awarded last month, will allow Hebrew Public to expand its schools in Harlem and Brooklyn as well as develop new schools in New York City.6
(JTA) — A county sheriff in Maryland accused of making racist and anti-Semitic comments is stepping down after weeks of intense pressure to quit. James Fitzgerald, a Democrat who is in his third term as the elected sheriff in Howard County, a mixed rural-suburban county straddling Baltimore and the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., will…
(JTA) — A United Nations agency in a preliminary vote has passed a controversial resolution that denies a Jewish connection to the Old City of Jerusalem. UNESCO — the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization — at its executive board’s meeting Thursday in Paris passed the Palestinian-backed measure with 24 votes in favor and…4
As Jews prayed this weekend to be sealed into the Book of Life, vandals in a upstate New York town of Warwick disrespected the dead by spray-painting a swastika and Nazi slogans at a cemetery.
It was with excitement but some trepidation last night that I began to read the online version of a [New York Times story] about The Forward.
Bob Dylan, born Robert Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota, in 1941 has won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.
(JTA) — Drake was nominated for 13 American Music Awards, breaking the record of 11 set by Michael Jackson in 1984. Among the nominations for the Jewish and African-American rapper are Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Album for his 2016 album “Views.” The list of nominees was announced Monday.
Jack Greenberg, who died on October 12 at age 91, was more than just a fearless civil rights attorney who famously argued Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court.5
The new film sounds like a hoot, but what’s more: there are Jews!
Harvard economist Oliver Hart scored a Nobel Prize, along with MIT colleague Bengt Holmstrom, for their work on contract theory, a field they helped launch.
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