diaspora

Actor Don Cheadle (L), one of the co-stars in the new film "Devil In A Blue Dress," poses with novel
'Pinprick of light' Black Jewish novelist wins lifetime achievement award

"To be a Jew is to be a part of a tribe,” Mosley said, "in the end you’re always answerable to your blood.”

By EMILY BURACK/ JTA
20/11/2020
US Jews hope Joe Biden could challenge Israel's Orthodox monopoly

DIASPORA AFFAIRS: American Jewish leaders see religious pluralism in Israel potentially on the docket under US President-elect Joe Biden

19/11/2020
Viktor Vekselberg, member of the Russian Jewish Congress executive committee, awards Netanyahu prize
Netanyahu honored by Russian Jewish Congress for MidEast peace commitment

Other recipients included head of the Kommunarka infectious diseases hospital Denis Protsenko, and one of the founders of the social art movement Alexander Melamid.

Jewish day schools and yeshivas remain open as NYC public schools close

With the positivity rate ticking upward and the city’s COVID situation growing more dire, the in-person operation of New York City’s Jewish schools remains precarious.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
19/11/2020
Screenshots from Madison Cawthorn's Instagram account show pictures from a 2017 visit to the site of
Madison Cawthorn has tried to convert Jews to Christianity

He claims he has succeeded with “culturally Jewish people” but not religious ones.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
17/11/2020
Polls offer imperfect takes on Jewish votes, but the big picture is clear

In 2016, the National Election Pool found that 71% of Jewish voters chose Hillary Clinton and 24% opted for Trump.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA , GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
17/11/2020
Partisans shouldn't be allowed to split Black, Jewish voters in Georgia

A crude form of intersectionality in the hands of a member of Congress is dangerous for the Jewish people and the cause of supporting Israel.

By YEHUDA KURTZER/JTA
17/11/2020
Pfizer
Jewish immigrant leading Pfizer’s vaccine hopes US stays a melting pot

The new Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, like the Moderna one announced Monday, is made from mRNA, a relatively new technology that Dolsten says will allow companies to combat pandemics in the future.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
17/11/2020
UIUC
UIUC declared its commitment to fighting antisemitism on campus

The university has also expressed its commitment to complying with applicable federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws.

By OMRI RON
17/11/2020
What does possible role of Diaspora Jews in Israeli gov't actually mean?

‘The proposed bill may be well-intentioned, but it does not seem well-grounded.’

By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN
16/11/2020
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