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St. Louis Jewish Light

A view of collapsed building after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit Hatay, Turkey, Feb. 6, 2023. (Ali Kemal Zerenli/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Israel sends aid to Turkey and Syria in wake of earthquake that has killed thousands

David I. Klein, JTAPublished February 6, 2023

This is a developing story. ISTANBUL (JTA) — Israel is sending aid to Turkey and Syria in the wake of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that has left over 2,000 dead as of Monday evening here. Israel will send medication, tents and other supplies to...

Man arrested in shooting at San Francisco Jewish center, charged with drawing imitation firearm

Man arrested in shooting at San Francisco Jewish center, charged with drawing imitation firearm

Philissa Cramer, JTAPublished February 6, 2023

(JTA) — Police in San Francisco have arrested a man they believe is responsible for shooting blanks during a study session inside a Jewish center there. The San Francisco Police Department announced an arrest early Saturday in the incident, which...

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN05)

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Rep. Omar co-sponsors Israel resolution as GOP majority votes to remove her from House committee

Jacob Kornbluh, The ForwardPublished February 2, 2023

This story was originally published in the Forward. Click here to get the Forward's free email newsletters delivered to your inbox. The House voted Thursday on party lines to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee over her criticism...

Adolf Eichmanns audio confessions to the orchestration of the Final Solution can be heard for the first time in The Devils Confession.(Courtesy of Amazon Prime Video)

Docuseries with never-before-heard confessions from Adolf Eichmann comes to Amazon Prime Video

Jackie Hajdenberg, JTAPublished February 1, 2023

(JTA) — Americans subscribed to Amazon Prime Video can now listen to never-before-heard recordings of Adolf Eichmann confessing to his crimes, in his own voice. “The Devil’s Confession: The Lost Eichmann Tapes” is a three-part documentary series...

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How to order your 2023 National Mah Jongg League card

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished February 1, 2023

For fans and disciples of Mah Jongg, the National Mah Jongg League (NMJL) is accepting orders for the new 2023 card, via their online store.  The cost is $14-$15, depending on the size selected. American Mah Jongg uses the card that lists the winning...

A Peeps Mobile at the Just Born candy factory in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (Andrew Silow-Carroll)

Bob Born, Jewish maker of Peeps marshmallow candies, dies at 98

Andrew Silow-Carroll, JTAPublished January 31, 2023

(JTA) — Ira “Bob” Born, the son of a Russian Jewish immigrant who founded the company that makes Peeps candies, has died. He was 98. Born was the former president of Just Born Quality Confections, the 100-year-old family-owned candy company in...

: Volunteers test patients for short- and near-sightedness. Photo by Elisa Hartstein.

Meet the Jewish doctor helping thousands in Ethiopia receive eye care

Andrew Jose, JNSPublished January 31, 2023

(JNS) When Israeli ophthalmologist Morris Hartstein visited Gondar in 2014 for a family volunteering trip, he did not know he would start an initiative that would help more than 8,000 Ethiopians receive eye care. Today, he is the founding director...

Elizabeth Taylors Judaism, love for Richard Burton highlight epic new biography

Elizabeth Taylor’s Judaism, love for Richard Burton highlight epic new biography

ROBERT A. COHN , Editor-in-Chief EmeritusPublished January 31, 2023

Few people can rival Elizabeth Taylor’s impact on American popular culture. Taylor’s life was a warp-speed roller coaster of dizzying ups and downs.  Her heart-stopping physical beauty combined with bonafide acting ability launched her acting career...

This is the official State Department photo for Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, taken at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on February 9, 2021. [State Department Photo by Ronny Przysucha/ Public Domain]

Antony Blinken quotes from Jewish prayer during crucial Israel visit

Gabe FriedmanPublished January 31, 2023

(JTA) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken quoted from a Jewish prayer on arrival in Tel Aviv for a state visit on Monday, days after a deadly terror attack outside a Jerusalem synagogue set off a violent uptick in Israeli-Palestinian violence across...

A lesson plan shared by the creator of the neo-Nazi group Dissident Homeschool Network, in which children learn cursive by copying a Hitler quote, Nov. 22, 2022. (Screenshot via Telegram)

Investigation of Nazi homeschooling network that celebrates Hitler underway

Andrew Lapin, JTAPublished January 30, 2023

(JTA) — Ohio’s department of education is investigating a homeschooling network that claims public schools are run by “Zionist scum,” teaches kids to say “Sieg Heil” in class and instructs fellow parents not to give their kids “Jewish media...

A press conference was held Jan. 29, 2023, outside Temple Ner Tamid In Bloomfield, N.J. Photo by Jodi Rudoren

When a Molotov cocktail thrown at your synagogue scrambles your Sunday

Jodi Rudoren, The ForwardPublished January 30, 2023

Our Sundays here in a comfortable New Jersey suburb are often structured around how many times we have to shuttle back and forth to synagogue. Today, we were meant to bring our 15-year-old daughter there by 9:30 a.m. for her weekly gig babysitting the...

Rescue forces and police evacuate the alleged terrorist at the scene of a shooting attack in the City of David, in Jerusalem, on Jan. 28, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

13-year-old Palestinian shoots 2 in Jerusalem as violence flares and government flexes

Ron Kampeas, JTAPublished January 30, 2023

(JTA) — A 13-year-old Palestinian boy shot and wounded an Israeli man and his son outside Jerusalem’s Old City walls, police said, in one of multiple incidents over the weekend during the latest incident in an escalation of Israeli-Palestinian violence. The...

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