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Opinion | The Secrets of Jewish Genius – The Union Journal

| January 3, 2020

However the Jews are good rationalization obscures greater than it illuminates. Other than the perennial nature-or-nurture query of why so many Ashkenazi Jews have increased I.Q.s, theres the tougher query of why that intelligence was so usually matched by such bracing originality and high-minded objective.

Rep. John Lewis and Alex Trebek have pancreatic cancer. What are symptoms, treatments? – USA TODAY

| January 3, 2020

Known as the "silent killer," pancreatic cancerhas a five-year-survival rate of less than 10%. Itisone of the least understood cancers among the general public. Within the past year,civil rights hero Rep.

What is causing the rise in anti-Semitism in New York? – JTA News

| January 3, 2020

NEW YORK (JTA) For weeks, anti-Semitic attacks have been surging in and around New York City from assaults in Brooklyn to the shooting in Jersey City to the recent stabbing in Monsey on Hanukkah. Whats still unclear is why the spike is happening now and whether the attacks are connected.

He told police he was stabbed for being Jewish. Then his Apple Watch caught him in a lie. – Detroit Free Press

| January 3, 2020

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In praise of the difficult Jew – The Outline

| January 3, 2020

One of the many small pleasures I took from Uncut Gems comes fairly early in the movie, when Adam Sandler receives delivery of the movies titular stone, a large black opal harvested from Ethiopia. Sandler, who plays Howard Ratner, the perpetually overleveraged Manhattan diamond dealer who dominates nearly every frame of the 135-minute movie, has hinted at the stones existence and its accompanying financial windfall since we first encountered him on a colonoscopy table at the movies open

Letters: It’s up to Louisiana residents to speak against antisemitism and hate – The Advocate

| January 3, 2020

The Jewish community has been knocked on its heels from the relentless string of antisemitic assaults we have seen in the New York/New Jersey area over the past weeks. From the tragic, hate-filled attack on the Kosher Supermarket in Jersey City, to the 10 antisemitic incidents that took place during the eight days of Hanukkah, culminating in the horrific attack in Monsey, leaving five Jews injured, two fighting for their lives, we have witnessed a serious and violent surge of antisemitism


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