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  1. New School criticized for hosting panel on anti-Semitism featuring Linda Sarsour, anti-Israel activists

    NEW YORK (JTA) — The New School is being criticized for hosting a panel on anti-Semitism featuring speakers known to be vocal critics of Israel and Zionism, including Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour and the executive director of Jewish Voice for Peace. Critics of the Nov. 28 event, which is titled “Anti-Semitism and the Struggle for...

  2. Their troubled brother wandered into Gaza. Now his Ethiopian-Israeli family wants US help to get him back.

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Ilan Mengistu knows his pitch to rescue his brother, Avera, should be a no-brainer to Jews — “pidyon shvuyim,” the redemption of the hostage, is among the greatest of commandments. But Mengistu also knows that the story he has to tell is not the straightforward narrative longed for by those who would...

  3. Could turkey poop help stop climate change? An Israeli research team thinks so.

    (JTA) — None of us want to think too hard about the turkeys we are about to eat on Thanksgiving. We especially don’t need to think about the excrement they produce. But what if that excrement could help halt climate change? According to researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University, turkey excrement — along with waste produced...

  4. Can a Jew from liberal Miami Beach be Florida’s next governor? Philip Levine is betting yes.

    MIAMI (JTA) —  One candidate for governor is a former congresswoman and the daughter of a former governor and U.S. senator. Another candidate is a mayor who grew up in a blue collar African-American family. A third political newcomer is a Harvard graduate who builds affordable housing. Florida has been known as a place where...

  5. New York Times suspends reporter Glenn Thrush following allegations of sexual impropriety

    NEW YORK (JTA) — The New York Times suspended Glenn Thrush, its Washington, D.C., correspondent, amid allegations he made unwanted advances toward female journalists. The Times said Monday that it was looking into allegations made by four women that Thrush made sexual advances, including kissing and touching them. The allegations were published Monday in a...