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‘Jews Always Run Away’: Fighting Stereotypes in Sports

A non-Jewish professional soccer player in the Netherlands has become the latest example of how the most virulent anti-Semitism can be directed at someone who isn’t a Jew, and yet is perceived to be one. Steven Berghuis announced last week that he was transferring from one top side, Feyenoord of...
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Ecuador’s Largest Grocer Takes Ben & Jerry’s Off the Shelf

(Israel Hayom via JNS) Ecuador’s largest supermarket chain, owned by El Rosado Group, has announced that it will no longer sell ice cream manufactured by Unilever, which owns Ben & Jerry’s. The company has over 180 stores across Ecuador and is joining other supermarket stores worldwide that are protesting the...
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Historic hatred of Catholics ends in murder

David Sher’s ComebackTown giving voice to the people of Birmingham & Alabama. Today’s guest columnist is Chervis Isom. Everyone who resides in or near the City of Birmingham is aware of our city’s brutal history relating to race relations between Blacks and Whites and the civil rights struggle by its Black residents against the Jim Crow laws.
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Oklahoma GOP fundraising off vaccinations, yellow stars

The Oklahoma Republican Party on Friday raised funds through a Facebook post that appeared to compare being unvaccianted to being a Jew in Nazi Germany. In a photo posted on the party's official Facebook page, a yellow Star of David like the ones Jews were forced to wear to identify themselves is shown with the word "Unvaccianted" superimposed on top of it.
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Protests Swell in France Over COVID Measures as Cases Rise

PARIS - After a slow start, the European Union has now overtaken the United States in vaccinating its citizens against COVID-19. Anti-vaccine resistance remains, including in France, where officials estimate more than 200,000 people joined demonstrations this weekend to protest a mandatory health pass. Brandishing banners proclaiming “freedom” and “pass...

The Theology of Cinema: Doubt

As many of you may know, I have a background in the academic study of theology, a B.A. in religious studies from the University of Virginia and a Masters of Divinity degree from Yale. So it is only natural I bring that perspective to how I view and understand movies and screenwriting.
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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok ‘failing to tackle antisemitic content’

Social media companies are systematically failing to counter antisemitism on their platforms, allowing racists to normalise conspiracy theories and spread hate without fear of consequence, a new report has claimed. The Centre for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) reported 714 antisemitic posts through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok’s official complaints...
ReligionThe Jewish Press

Will the Delta Variant Spoil the High Holiday Comeback?

Just as things were returning to normal, and rabbis across America were eagerly anticipating a full reopening for the High Holy Days, the Delta variant showed up. Need I remind you that nearly every synagogue and Jewish center in America pretty much shut down during last year’s High Holidays because of COVID-19? That the great American Jewish ritual of scoring High Holiday tickets succumbed to a deadly, global virus? That rabbis had to scramble for alternatives, from Zoom services to backyard and porch minyans?

Dear Ben and Jerry: Ignorance Is Not a Jewish Value

JNS.org – In a joint op-ed last week in the New York Times, the founders of Ben & Jerry’s, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, gave their “unequivocal support” to their company’s recent announcement that it was ending its business in “Occupied Palestinian Territory.”. “While we no longer have any operational...

Palestinians in Jerusalem neighborhood fear for their future

Muna al-Kurd, a 23-year-old university graduate living in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied east Jerusalem, is facing possible eviction along with her family from their home of more than 60 years. “All probabilities are on the table. They might reject our appeal which means expulsion, or they might postpone...