May 22, 2018

Why Robert Mueller Sent Investigators to Israel

May 22, 2018
JTA DAILY BRIEFING
Mueller probes whether Trump sought election help from Israeli firm
 

The co-founder of the firm, identified as Joel Zamel, met before the 2016 election with Donald Trump Jr.

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Gazan Palestinians enter Israel, set fire to IDF outpost
Palestinians in the West Bank also opened fire on cars with Israeli license plates on Tuesday.
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This activist trolls anti-Israel protesters on a daily basis in Amsterdam
With fanatical devotion, Michael Jacobs ended the BDS movement's monopoly on the street-level Israel debate.
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Pompeo lays out 12 requirements for signing new nuclear deal with Iran
Pompeo said that if Iran does not meet the requirements, the U.S. will levy the "strongest sanctions in history."
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Breaking News
Dutch state TV's spoof of Israeli Eurovision song was anti-Semitic, critics charge

Mahmoud Abbas improving after third hospitalization in a week

Bernie Sanders announces Senate reelection bid

Brazilian synagogue damaged in arson attack

NYC public school holds moment of silence for Gaza border victims
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43 YEARS AGO IN JTA
Kafka finds home with 'Seinfeld' fans
May 1998: A translation of an unfinished Kafka novel quickly sold out in the U.S.
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What We're Reading

Why we didn't name our son after his grandfather, a Holocaust survivor (Kveller)

Will rising criticism of Israel help Jewish Democrats — or hurt them? (Forward)

Israel and Evangelicals: A growing alliance (New York Times)

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May 21, 2018

Why These People Celebrated a Jewish Holiday at IHOP

May 21, 2018
JTA DAILY BRIEFING
 
Why these people celebrated a Jewish holiday at IHOP
This year, Jews observed the tradition of Shavuot Torah study at 24-hour diners.
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Your guide to Shavuot, now with 50 percent less facts
The holiday's relative obscurity offers a unique branding opportunity, writes JTA's editor in chief, Andrew Silow-Carroll.
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5 Jewish facts about the new Han Solo 'Star Wars' movie
The film's Jewish lead got his big break at a bat mitzvah attended by Steven Spielberg.
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Opinion: On Shavuot, remember that Ruth was a poor immigrant
Torah demands that society care for the most vulnerable, writes a member of T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights.
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May 20, 2018

How Spike Lee's Jewish Characters Keep Getting Better

May 20, 2018
JTA SUNDAY FEATURES
 
Spike Lee's Jewish characters have gotten better since 'Mo' Better Blues'
Adam Driver plays a Jewish cop in Lee's upcoming film "BlacKkKlansman."
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They just got married in Australia's first same-sex Jewish wedding, but they've been together for 47 years
Ilan Buchman and Oscar Shub stood under a huppah five months after same-sex marriage was legalized in Australia.
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Scholars restore pages on sexuality that Anne Frank erased from diary
Dirty jokes "make it clear that Anne, with all her gifts, was above all also an ordinary girl," says a researcher.
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'The Israel Bible' highlights Jewish links to Land of Israel (Sponsored)
Commentaries range from classical Torah scholars like Rashi and Abarbanel to items by Israeli prime ministers Menachem Begin, Golda Meir and Benjamin Netanyahu.
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