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Jacob Gurvis

Jacob Gurvis

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NYC families urge Jewish summer camp to reconsider ‘Israel day’ amid Gaza war

Open letter to Camp Twelve Trails underlines widening rift between Zionist, anti-Zionist US Jews; parents ‘don’t have much reason for...

30.03.2024 30

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Israeli baseball enthusiasts launch US group to help sport’s growth at home

19.03.2024 10

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Oscars advert dramatizes real-life bomb threat to US synagogue during bar mitzvah

Amid rising antisemitism, 60-second placement depicts incident when evacuated Jewish community was taken in by nearby church, allowing rite of passage...

09.03.2024 50

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Protesters dog Israeli speaker at LA Holocaust Museum after UC Berkeley event canceled

IDF veteran and Kohelet Policy Forum deputy director Ran Bar-Yoshafat has been heckled before – but says the violence that university...

02.03.2024 30

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Teachers union pulls backing for LA school board hopeful who praised antisemitic book

Endorsement of Kahllid Al-Alim being re-examined despite apology for social media post in 2022 promoting tome that accused Jews of orchestrating slave...

27.02.2024 20

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US Jewish teens are looking at a new factor in their college search: antisemitism

As Jew hatred rises globally after Oct. 7, a recent survey of 2,000 BBYO participants found that 64% consider campus climate for Jewish students...

18.02.2024 20

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How the internet reacted to the first-ever Super Bowl ad about antisemitism

Some chalk the commercial up as a win, critics say it glosses over Jew hatred in an attempt to be universal, and yet others seize it as a chance to...

13.02.2024 10

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Conservative rabbis urged to engage with interfaith families, still can’t marry them

While a ban on officiating at intermarriages still stands, the movement is recommending an array of changes, from new rituals to updated hiring...

31.01.2024 10

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‘I just felt this urgency’: For some, Oct. 7 fuels dedication to becoming Jewish

In the Diaspora and Israel, rabbis see a surge in interest from potential converts since the Hamas-led onslaught, both from people already in the...

18.01.2024 20

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Lifting ban, International Hockey Federation to let Israel compete in U20 tourney

Sport’s governing body reverses decision to bar Israeli team from competing in Bulgaria, saying it will have the necessary ‘security...

18.01.2024 30

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A Jewish guide to 2024 GOP presidential contenders as primary season opens in Iowa

5 Republicans are vying to be the Republican candidate to face off against President Joe Biden this November

15.01.2024 20

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LA synagogue relocates Shabbat services due to planned pro-Palestinian rally nearby

Temple Beth Am, city’s third-oldest Conservative synagogue, tells congregants services moving over safety concerns amid rise in antisemitic...

23.12.2023 30

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Israeli group accuses Red Cross of ‘biased and apathetic’ response to Gaza hostages

In response to legal complaint filed by Shurat Hadin, ICRC spokesman says organization still in talks with Hamas to try and gain access to captives

21.12.2023 7

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Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC vandalized with ‘Free Gaza’ graffiti

Steps of monument sprayed with red paint, pro-Palestinian messages, which clean-up crews say could take time to remove

21.12.2023 10

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Menorahs across the US vandalized as Jews celebrate Hanukkah amid antisemitism spike

The damage comes as Jewish communities are on high alert due to rise in hate crimes around the globe after the Hamas Oct. 7 atrocities sparked the...

15.12.2023 30

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Rising South African cricket star who praised IDF cleared of hate speech allegations

Jewish sportsman David Teeger, 18, vindicated after he dedicated his ‘rising star’ award to Israel and a Palestinian advocacy group filed a...

14.12.2023 40

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Holocaust, Hamas war take center stage at star-studded virtual Claims Conference event

Germany’s Scholz tells Hanukkah gathering for survivors he’s pained by surge in antisemitism; Jamie Lee Curtis, Barbra Streisand, Billy Crystal...

12.12.2023 20

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How US Jews are celebrating Hanukkah with Israel at war

Joy has felt hard to come by in Jewish communities following the Oct. 7 Hamas atrocities, and the holiday offers a chance to figure out how to balance...

09.12.2023 30

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Alleged bus driver boycott snarls 900 Detroit Jews’ trek to DC pro-Israel rally

Addressing the crowd, Conference of Presidents CEO William Daroff says ‘antisemitic bus drivers refused to drive participants’ to the...

15.11.2023 100

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Team Israel baseball captain Ryan Lavarnway speaks up at Israel solidarity events

Alarmed by the rise of antisemitism and misleading information following Oct. 7 attack, former MLB veteran says he has a ‘responsibility to stand up...

14.11.2023 20

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LA charter school ousts teachers who taught 1st graders about ‘genocide of Palestine’

School is housed in a synagogue; two teachers removed, principal placed on leave; ‘I did a lesson on the genocide in Palestine today w my first...

11.11.2023 60

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Flowers, candles and anger at LA street corner where pro-Israel protester was killed

‘Stop killing us!’ says local rabbi at vigil for Paul Kessler, who died following altercation with pro-Palestinian demonstrator in southern...

08.11.2023 20

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Brandeis bans Students for Justice in Palestine, saying it ‘openly supports Hamas’

JTA — Brandeis University is revoking recognition of the campus chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine, saying the group “openly supports...

07.11.2023 20

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Popular video game found to be virtual hub for pro-Palestinian protests

JTA — Israel’s Ministry of National Security is urging parents to report any pro-Palestinian harassment their children experience on the video...

27.10.2023 10

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Brandeis senate that didn’t rebuke Hamas doesn’t speak for us, student statements say

JTA — The decision by Brandeis University’s student government senate to reject a resolution condemning Hamas is drawing significant dissent from...

27.10.2023 20

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‘They were family’: US Jewish summer camps mourn Israeli alumni killed in Hamas war

JTA — As news broke of Hamas’s bloody terror onslaught on October 7, David Weinstein shared the grief and fear of many in the American Jewish...

25.10.2023 30

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Michigan State University apologizes for showing Hitler on jumbotron at football game

JTA — Michigan State University apologized after an image of Adolf Hitler was displayed on the school’s video board at its football game against...

24.10.2023 40

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Variety’s star-studded Hollywood summit on antisemitism takes turn amid war in Israel

WEST HOLLYWOOD, California (JTA) — When he heard that Hamas had called for a global day of protest last week to accompany its deadly attack on...

20.10.2023 20

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Philadelphia Phillies hold moment of silence for Israel before MLB playoff game

JTA — The Philadelphia Phillies honored Israel with a moment of silence prior to their Wednesday night playoff game against the Atlanta Braves....

13.10.2023 40

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Former soccer star, other Israeli athletes among those killed in terror onslaught

JTA — As the Israel-Gaza war intensifies, all aspects of Israeli life have been affected — including sports. Games have been canceled in...

13.10.2023 20

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San Francisco Giants fire Jewish manager Gabe Kapler after disappointing season

JTA — The San Francisco Giants have fired Jewish manager Gabe Kapler after four seasons. Kapler joined the Giants in November 2019 and led the...

30.09.2023 20

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MLB has more Jewish players than ever, but none face a Yom Kippur dilemma

JTA — For Jews and baseball fans, this is one of the most important weekends of the year. Yom Kippur, Judaism’s holiest day, begins Sunday...

24.09.2023 30

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Iraqi weightlifter criticized in Baghdad for competing with an Israeli

Iraq’s Olympic Committee has criticized an Iraqi weightlifter for taking part in the world championships alongside a competitor from Israel, but the...

16.09.2023 30

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Remembering Jewish baseball legend Hank Greenberg’s 1934 Rosh Hashanah dilemma

JTA — Sandy Koufax’s decision to sit out Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because it fell on Yom Kippur is well-documented. But in a lesser-known...

16.09.2023 30

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Some US synagogues adopt COVID measures for holidays, but ‘business as usual’ for most

JTA — For synagogues across the country, it’s becoming a standard part of preparing for the High Holidays: Set up extra seating in the sanctuary....

15.09.2023 20

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Boston Red Sox fire executive Chaim Bloom, once seen as Jewish baseball wunderkind

JTA — The Boston Red Sox fired Chaim Bloom on Thursday, ending the Shabbat-observant baseball executive’s nearly four-year tenure as the team’s...

15.09.2023 30

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US Women’s Soccer League head Jessica Berman draws on her Judaism to level the field

JTA — Some sports fans collect trading cards. Others collect autographs. You could say Jessica Berman collects sports leagues. Berman, a Jewish day...

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