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Alaska museums express solidarity with Jewish museum after antisemitic attacks

Museums in Alaska expressed solidarity with the Alaska Jewish Museum after swastikas were placed on it twice in one year.

Even in Alaska, a tiny Jewish community can make its voice heard

"I used to think that everyone had their bar or bat mitzvah during the summer, because in Alaska, anyway, that was the best time to invite relatives."

By Rabbi Abram Goodstein/JTA
21/10/2021

Anchorage mayor defends anti-maskers who wore yellow Stars of David

The mayor of Alaska’s largest city defended anti-maskers who wore yellow Stars of David in reference to the Holocaust, calling their use of the Nazi-era symbol a “credit” to the Jewish people.

By BEN SALES/JTA
01/10/2021

Alaskan Republican compares Biden to Hitler in tweet

Representative David Eastman compared a quote from a speech of Joe Biden's to one of Adolf Hitler's, causing backlash from his fellow representatives.

Hundreds attend Jewish solidarity march in Alaska

The solidarity march protesting a recent antisemitic event in Alaska was combined with a dedication ceremony for a new Torah scroll belonging to the campus Chabad.

Is Tokyo Olympics gold-medal swimmer Lydia Jacoby Jewish?

Jacoby’s underdog status, as the first-ever Olympic swimmer from Alaska, which has just one Olympic-sized pool, meant that Jewish viewers may have wondered for the first time: Is Lydia Jacoby Jewish?

By EMILY BURACK/JTA
28/07/2021

Fossil find adds to evidence of dinosaurs living in Arctic year-round

The find helps upend past assumptions of dinosaurs as giant cold-blooded reptiles.

By REUTERS
25/06/2021

Swastika stickers reading: 'We are everywhere' found around Anchorage

The one's located at the Jewish museum was later in the evening, at 5 p.m. on the same day. Some 30 blocks from one another.

Alternate History: Zion by the shores of Alaska

While the stories in Alternate History are conjectural, they may have some basis in fact and this is the case in The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, a 2007 novel by Michael Chabon.

By JACOB SIVAK
25/05/2021

Five killed, one hurt as helicopter crashes at Alaska glacier

Among those killed was billionare Petr Kellner, the Czech Republic's richest man, his financial group PPF said on Monday.

By REUTERS
29/03/2021
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