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  • We simply do not need another ‘Fiddler on the Roof’We simply do not need another ‘Fiddler on the Roof’
    This story originally appeared on Alma. Hey, did you hear? There is a new “Fiddler on the Roof” movie in the works! (Cue groan.) Listen, it’s nothing personal. The team putting it together sounds stellar. Tommy Kail (of “Hamilton” fame) and Steven Levenson (who wrote “Dear Evan Hansen”) are on… Read more »
  • Alexander Vindman, Jewish NSC staffer who testified at impeachment hearing, retires from military amid allegations of bullying by TrumpAlexander Vindman, Jewish NSC staffer who testified at impeachment hearing, retires from military amid allegations of bullying by Trump
    (JTA) — Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the Jewish National Security Council staffer who was among the first to raise flags about President Donald Trump’s pressure on Ukraine to investigate a political rival, is retiring from the U.S. Army amid allegations by his attorney that “he was bullied by the President… Read more »
  • Toronto restaurant uses ‘zionistsnotwelcome’ hashtagToronto restaurant uses ‘zionistsnotwelcome’ hashtag
    (JTA) — A Toronto health food restaurant with a history of social media posts considered anti-Semitic has come under fire for using the hashtag “zionistsnotwelcome” on Twitter. The owner of Foodbenders says, however, there’s a distinction between Zionists and the Jewish people. Kimberly Hawkins said in a post on Instagram… Read more »
  • 1,000 Jewish groups received at least $500 million in government loans. Some laid off staff anyway.1,000 Jewish groups received at least $500 million in government loans. Some laid off staff anyway.
    (JTA) — More than 1,000 Jewish organizations received federal coronavirus relief loans totaling approximately $540 million to $1.3 billion.  The recipients included several organizations that laid off employees during or immediately after the loan period, suggesting that the relief legislation has not averted a financial crisis among Jewish organizations.  The… Read more »
  • Jewish groups to NFL star DeSean Jackson: Let us teach you about dangers of anti-SemitismJewish groups to NFL star DeSean Jackson: Let us teach you about dangers of anti-Semitism
    (JTA) — A coalition of Jewish groups say NFL star DeSean Jackson needs an education about “how dangerous and pernicious antisemitism and all forms of hate are” — and the groups say they are willing to teach him. Jackson in recent days  posted quotes on social media attributed to Adolf… Read more »
  • Rabbi Stanley Michaels, 73, integral part of life at London’s Mill Hill SynagogueRabbi Stanley Michaels, 73, integral part of life at London’s Mill Hill Synagogue
    (JTA) — Over the past 35 years, Rabbi Stanley Michaels taught hundreds of boys how to put on tefillin. Michaels was an integral part of life at London’s Mill Hill Synagogue, where he organized Sunday morning breakfasts in honor of the synagogue’s bar mitzvah celebrants. He was renowned for his… Read more »
  • I’m Jewish. She’s Muslim. We took down anti-Semitic graffiti in less than a day.I’m Jewish. She’s Muslim. We took down anti-Semitic graffiti in less than a day.
    Here are two responses to an incident of anti-Semitic vandalism — from a Jewish woman and a Muslim woman — in Birmingham, England. The first is from Karen E.H. Skinazi; the latter is from Salma Hamid. (JTA) — As my husband and I were taking our regular after-dinner walk, I… Read more »
  • Senate amendment would ban US funding used for annexationSenate amendment would ban US funding used for annexation
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Proposed legislation from a prominent Democratic senator would ban U.S. assistance to Israel from being used to annex parts of the West Bank. The amendment to a funding bill introduced last week by Sen. Chris Van. Hollen, D-Md., a member of the foreign operations subcommittee of the… Read more »