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Biden’s secretary of state choice Tony Blinken stands on Jewish issues

Here’s what you need to know about the new top diplomat, who hasn’t been much of a household name until now.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
24/11/2020

Jerusalem College of Technology wins $9 m. to build new faculty

The Leona M. & Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust donated the funds, which will be used to build the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences Building on the College’s new Tal Campus for Women.

David Krumholtz at the premiere of HBO's "The Plot Against America" in New York City, March 4, 2020.

‘Numb3rs’ star says his grandfather was Meyer Lansky’s driver, and a ‘bad dude’

“He was a bad dude, probably a murderer,” Krumholtz said. “Yeah, I come from a long line of tough Jews.”

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
07/03/2020
Julian Edelman at NFL: Super Bowl LIII-New England Patriots Press Conference

Jewish American football star Julian Edelman arrested for vandalism

The New England Patriots wide receiver is accused of having jumped on the hood of a car, causing damage.

The almost forgotten Jews who helped make the American West

“Jews of the Wild West,” from director Amanda Kinsey, shows how Jews were as much a part of the American Western expansion as covered wagons and riveted blue jeans.

By ADI ESHMAN/JTA
21/12/2019
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