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Jews pray in Tunisia
Albert Memmi, influential French-Jewish author, dies at 99

Memmi won recognition for his 1972 autobiographical novel “The Salt Statue,” in which he dealt with antisemitism and the marginalization of Jews in his native country.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
29/05/2020
Reservists on Duty and Students Supporting Israel hold a protest outside the Students for Justice in
ADL blames anti-Zionist student group for anti-Israel radicalism on campus

In November 2019, SJP at California State University at Fullerton erected an “apartheid wall” exhibit that included a panel with a message reading “Zionism=racism.”

In absence of The Canadian Jewish News, writers unite to forge new voice

Canada’s flagship national Jewish newspaper of record became a coronavirus casualty when it announced that its April 9 issue would be its last after 60 years of publication.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
26/05/2020
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Czech Jewish community to invest €1m. to renovate grave of respected rabbi

Rabbi Shabbatai HaKohen was a noted 17’th century sage famous for this 1646 book ‘Lips of the Priest’ which gave him his nickname ‘Shakh’.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
24/05/2020
Challenging the Conference of Presidents' election divides Jews

The Conference of Presidents was created in response to then-cecretary of state John Foster Dulles’ declaration that he would only deal with one Jewish organization. So, out of many, we made one.

By FRED ZEIDMAN/JTA
22/05/2020
It’s time for digital-first Jewish communities that will outlast COVID-19

The reason that we need to sit with the astonishing nature of this reality is that it represents a change in the entire Jewish world for the years and decades that will come.

By LEX ROFEBERG/JTA
20/05/2020
Amsterdam’s Jewish quarter is getting ready to reopen

Now there’s a fear that when the cultural quarter reopens, it won’t have the same impact in multiple ways.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
20/05/2020
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)
Rep. Wasserman Schultz calls on VA: Replace headstones with swastikas

“I call on the VA to eliminate this antiquated policy and immediately replace these inappropriate and insensitive headstones,” Wasserman Schultz said.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
16/05/2020
Germany relaxes immigration rules for Jews coming from former Soviet Union

“With the new rules for Jewish immigrants, the federal government has come to a socially responsible decision, fulfilling its historical responsibility,” Josef Schuster said.

By JOE BAUR/JTA
16/05/2020
The Netflix logo is shown in this illustration photograph in Encinitas, California
Israeli cop comedy on Netflix is the perfect pandemic pick-me-up

One less hailed Israeli show that you definitely should be watching is called “Hashoter Hatov” — Hebrew for “The Good Cop.”

By LIOR ZALTZMAN/JTA
16/05/2020
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