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The Jews getting arrested at ICE centers are just getting started

The Jews getting arrested at ICE centers are just getting started

If you’re going to physically block an entrance to an ICE detention center, the handbook says, don’t act nice about it. Do chant in Yiddish. Do sing Hebrew prayers. “Defiant, angry, urgent, Jewish,” reads the #NeverAgainIsNow Action Toolkit, a six-page Google Doc meant for Jews planning to protest at Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers. “The goal is to actually make it impossible for ICE and/or the Democratic Establishment to do business as usual. Find the chokepoint and shut it down — we are not f**king around here.”This is the digital handbook for a protest movement...

July 20, 2019
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Emma Saltzberg didn't expect to win on 'Jeopardy!' — but criticism of her Israel activism came as no surprise

Emma Saltzberg didn't expect to win on 'Jeopardy!' — but criticism of her Israel activism came as no surprise

Emma Saltzberg knew she might invite criticism by competing on “Jeopardy!” From her years of experience in progressive Jewish groups, including IfNotNow, a group founded in 2014 to galvanize American Jews to oppose Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories, she knew that her appearance on one of the most popular TV shows in the United States would likely generate negative comments from those who believe criticizing the occupation is antisemitic. So when those comments started to appear on social media, especially after IfNotNow touted her third win, and then her fourth and final...

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7 surprising facts about Jewish weddings, courtesy of a new exhibit - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

7 surprising facts about Jewish weddings, courtesy of a new exhibit - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

CloseAdvertisement() — If you’ve ever been to a Jewish wedding, or 20, there are some things that you come to expect: the officiant and the couple standing under a wedding canopy, or ; the dramatic breaking of a glass at the conclusion of the ceremony; a in which the newly married couple are lifted in their chairs.But the inaugural exhibit at the newly opened library at the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Conservative Jewish educational institution in Morningside Heights, challenges many assumptions about the way Jewish weddings have “always” been done.Using visual materials such as...

Jul 13
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Antisemitism scandal roils international art exhibition Documenta 15, held in Germany - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Antisemitism scandal roils international art exhibition Documenta 15, held in Germany - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

SubscribeCloseAdvertisement() — The director of a major international art exhibition has resigned after a work that included caricatures of Jews and Israelis ignited a reckoning over antisemitism.The scandal leaves Documenta — a sweeping, decentralized exhibition staged every five years in Kassel, Germany — on uncertain territory for the future. Documenta announced that the Anne Frank Education Center in Frankfurt, would review all of the work in the exhibition, but the center’s director said announced on Friday that the exhibition’s management had not supported the endeavor.Sabine...

Jul 18
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Israel says US sex offender won't get citizenship amid lobbying by prominent American rabbis - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Israel says US sex offender won't get citizenship amid lobbying by prominent American rabbis - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Jul 19
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Israel’s big 'experiment': Did a year of coalition partnership bring Jews and Arabs any closer? - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Israel’s big 'experiment': Did a year of coalition partnership bring Jews and Arabs any closer? - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

SubscribeCloseAdvertisementJERUSALEM () — Mansour Abbas, the first leader of any majority-Arab party to join an Israeli government launched his reelection campaign earlier this month with a visit to the al-Aqsa mosque, genially posing for selfies with other Muslims and stopping in front of the iconic golden Dome of the Rock for a sunny campaign portrait.Abbas, 48, head of Ra’am-the United Arab List — the political wing of the Islamic movement in Israel — is perhaps the most intriguing figure to emerge in Israeli politics in recent years. His yearlong stint in the coalition of Naftali...

Jul 19
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Amid existential angst, Parisian Jews bet on their community's future with giant community center - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Amid existential angst, Parisian Jews bet on their community's future with giant community center - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

SubscribeCloseAdvertisementPolice officers stand guard outside the European Jewish Center during its inauguration in Paris, Oct. 29, 2019. (Ian Langsdon/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)Never miss a story. Sign up for JTA's Daily Briefing.French President Emmanuel Macron, center, and Joel Mergui, right, the president of the Consistoire, visit the Center during its official inauguration in Paris, Oct. 29, 2019. (Ian Langsdon/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)In addition to a synagogue, the building includes event halls, auditoriums, a gym, a kosher kitchen that does catering, office spaces and a yard for...

Jul 19
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Israeli tech leader launches new human health collaboration to solve urgent real-world problems - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Israeli tech leader launches new human health collaboration to solve urgent real-world problems - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

SubscribeCloseAdvertisementThis story was  by and produced in collaboration with the , which invests in the Technion’s growth and innovation to advance critical research and technologies that serve the State of Israel and the global good. This article was produced by JTA's native content team.AdvertisementAdvertisement

Jul 27
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South Florida toddler dies after being left in a hot car outside a Jewish school - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

South Florida toddler dies after being left in a hot car outside a Jewish school - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

SubscribeCloseAdvertisement() — An Orthodox community in South Florida is reeling after a 3-year-old boy died when he was left in a hot car outside a Chabad-Lubavitch school, where both of his parents are teachers.According to local reports, the boy’s father found him unresponsive in the parked car at 3:45 p.m. on Monday, after another staff member at the school in Miami Gardens remarked that he had not seen the boy all day. Paramedics performed CPR at the scene and he was pronounced dead at Jackson North Medical Center.The Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be hyperthermia,...

Jul 14
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BA.5 is pummeling Jewish summer camps, sickening campers and canceling visiting days - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

BA.5 is pummeling Jewish summer camps, sickening campers and canceling visiting days - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

SubscribeCloseAdvertisement() — So many campers were sick with COVID-19 last week at Ramah New England that its director, Rabbi Ed Gelb, put out a call to families: Would any nurses be willing to come to camp for a few days to help?“We have a large and capable nursing staff, but more help would be great,” he wrote.Gelb’s request came in an extended email about the state of the pandemic at the Palmer, Massachusetts, Jewish camp, in which he said some buildings had been transformed temporarily into infirmaries. But unlike some other camps, he said, Ramah New England would not be introducing...

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