By Danielle Kaye
COVID-19 changed shiva traditions — will one of the most beloved ever return?
The Jewish tradition of shiva — the week-long period of mourning following the funeral of a first-degree relative — is all about community. The custom invites mourners to surround themselves with friends and family, to receive hugs and food and the support that can only come from being physically present with loved ones. That all…
After Facebook Papers, ADL CEO condemns Facebook for hate speech and violence
Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt has condemned Facebook for allowing the incitement of violence on the platform, making the ADL one of the many organizations to speak out in response to a series of reports illuminating systemic policy failures at the social media company. On Monday, after consortium of news organizations began publishing articles based…
Rabbis are fighting vaccine battles, pandemic fatigue — and a new set of mental health challenges
Rabbi Jason Weiner, the senior rabbi at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, found himself on the front lines of the COVID-19 surge in Los Angeles in January. He still remembers the pain he felt when praying in the hospital rooms of those who had died from COVID, as body bags piled up in the hospital morgue….
Anne Frank’s complete manuscripts go online for the first time
Anne Frank’s handwritten manuscripts, complete with commentary, are now accessible online in their entirety for the first time. The Association for Research and Access to Historical Texts published a new digitized edition of Frank’s manuscripts last week, offering the first-ever online access to Frank’s complete original texts, including both her diary and lesser-known novel called…
In season 4 of ‘Fauda,’ Israeli tactics come under fire — and so do the show’s heroes
7 killed in Jerusalem synagogue shooting and 2 wounded in subsequent attack
I want Judd Hirsch to win an Oscar — but not like this
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ירושלימער אויסשטעלונג: סאָוועטיש־ייִדישער קינסטלער תּנחום קאַפּלאַנס רושמדיקע בילדער פֿון ייִדישן לעבןJerusalem exhibit: Soviet-Jewish artist Anatoli Kaplan’s striking depictions of Jewish life
קאַפּלאַנס בילדער באַגלייטן די גרויסע ייִדישע ראָמאַנען „פֿישקע דער קרומער“, „סטעמפּעניו“ און „דער פֿאַרכּישופֿטער שנײַדער“.
Former Israeli cop on ‘former officers’ in Memphis and the failure of police reform
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