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A NURSE WEARS a mask in the Coronavirus Unit at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

NJ paper fires photographer for caption calling nurse a ‘total JAP’

The caption drew the ire of a range of local politicians, including New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, who called it “unfathomable.”

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
25/03/2021

NJ newspaper apologizes for using antisemitic epithet in photo caption

The caption, which went with a photo of a female Orthodox nurse, read: “A f***ing hot nurse, a total JAP, loads a syringe with a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vacine."

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
23/03/2021

Jewish Teaneck, NJ paper apologizes for joke on IDF shooting Palestinians

The article in question played on the term "shot" also being used for the COVID-19 vaccine, and was published as part of the Purim satire section.

Ben Gurion University

NJ Institute of Technology & BGU announce formation of new institute

Students in the United States will be able to acquire a graduate degree from Ben-Gurion University, halfway across the world, for the first time.

18/03/2021

NJ teen confesses to spearheading plot to vandalize Midwestern synagogues

He said he called his efforts “Operation Kristallnacht,” a reference to the pogrom throughout Nazi Germany in 1938 that many refer to as the start of the Holocaust.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
01/03/2021

Ben Shahn, the Rockefellers and a town called Roosevelt, New Jersey

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. wanted to create a city within a city: a “mecca for lovers of art.”

A healthcare worker treats a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) positive patient inside a COVID-19 unit

Bess Soffer, 68, Jewish community leader whose last words were ‘group hug’

The last communication she had with her family over FaceTime had her holding up her hands in the shape of a heart.

By SHIRA FEDER/JTA
25/02/2021

New Yorkers leave for Florida for more freedom, fewer taxes - opinion

It’s not just the coronavirus that is decimating the Northeast.

By SHMUELY BOTEACH
25/01/2021

NJ houses of worship restrictions ordered to be examined by Supreme Court

The order comes just weeks after the court blocked restrictions by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on religious gatherings in the state’s red zones.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
16/12/2020
An inflatable pig with a Star of David painted on it was displayed during a Roger Waters performance

Dead pig found outside rabbi’s door in heavily Orthodox New Jersey town

The New York-New Jersey office of the Anti-Defamation League linked the incident to previous acts of antisemitism in Ocean County, which includes Lakewood.

By BEN SALES/JTA
01/12/2020
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