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Biden era symbolizes a different Jewish world

WASHINGTON — When Joe Biden and Kamala Harris took office as US president and vice president on Wednesday, Jan. 20, Biden was the oldest person ever to occupy the...

Sheldon Adelson dies

WASHINGTON — Sheldon Adelson, the multibillionaire casino mogul, conservative donor and philanthropist, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 87. While he may be best...

Ossoff wins in Georgia; Senate flips

By Philissa Cramer Jon Ossoff, a Jewish 33-year-old former executive of a documentary film company, has done what seemed nearly impossible a few years ago: won a Senate...

Anti-Semitism ‘Cow’ takes Twitter to task

NEW YORK — An anonymous Twitter account that “mooed” at anti-Semitic tweeters before quitting the platform returned Jan. 4 to take the platform to task one last...

Fraudulent vaccine delivery?

By Abraham Gross NEW YORK — When David first saw the advertisement on his local Long Island community Whatsapp group inviting people like him and his wife, both over...

Who should get the vaccine first? Who is ‘essential’?

By Heather Robinson This week, as the US government launched the largest vaccine distribution program in the country’s history, rabbis and Jewish ethicists were united...

Great fear in Great Neck

By Shiryn Ghermezian An anti-Semitic cybersecurity attack that took place at a Jewish high school in Long Island, NY, on Dec. 13 has left students on edge and parents...

Monsey attack memorialized in dreidel table

When a masked man entered a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York, on the seventh night of Chanukah last year, Joseph Gluck thought quickly. He picked up a coffee table and...

Anti-Semitism panel features Rashida Tlaib, Marc Lamont Hill

NEW YORK — At a panel on anti-Semitism, four speakers known for their outspoken criticism of Israel — including Rep. Rashida Tlaib — said that they themselves do...

Why all these COVID lawsuits?

NEW YORK — In the more than 30 years that Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel has worked at Agudath Israel, an umbrella organization and advocacy group representing haredi...