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Two major news stories to hit the headlines in Germany this month focused rather strikingly on negative depictions of Jews in works of art, raising once more the question of whether these visual displays need to be contextualized and explaine…

Summer always brings with it the dreams of having fun – beaches, cookouts and the thought of enjoying life. Summer festivals and carnivals can fill the streets of any neighborhood. Right now, I think we are all watching the person running the…

As a kid in the 1970s and 1980s, I remember that the adults around me had a standard explanation for why so many countries around the world kept Israel at arms’ length.

Congress has an opportunity to pass legislation that benefits all local citizens, businesses and even protects our democracy. The Local Journalism Sustainability Act, LJSA for short, should be included as part of any upcoming reconciliation b…

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Kol hakavod to the Cleveland Jewish Publication Company for agreeing to publish the Akron Jewish News. As a native Akronite (and Akronism) now living in Jerusalem, I have relied on the Akron Jewish News website for news from the Akron Jewish community. As a longtime Clevelander and former subscriber to the Cleveland Jewish News, I have appreciated the CJN’s commitment to news of interest to its local Jewish community.

Congress has an opportunity to pass legislation that benefits all local citizens, businesses and even protects our democracy. The Local Journalism Sustainability Act, LJSA for short, should be included as part of any upcoming reconciliation bill that Congress is considering. The LJSA is a well-thought-out bill that would provide needed support to local news organizations, including local newspapers, to ensure their viability as they continue to make progress toward a digital future.

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In our inaugural issue of Akron Jewish News just a few months ago, we promised the unveiling of an accompanying website to meet our commitment of delivering the highest-quality journalism and content in a user-friendly format. We’re thrilled to introduce our readers to the new akronjewishnews.com.

In early February, I began my tenure as the new CEO of Akron’s Jewish Community Board. As I complete my third month on the job, I am excited and appreciative for this opportunity. Everyone has been tremendously welcoming and gracious – our board and community members; my colleagues from thro…

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Look kids, It’s Paul Brown Stadium. It’s the home of the AFC Champion Cincinnati Bengals. It looks like there is really no story here right now. I mean it is June and everybody is on vacation. They start training camp July 22 when the rookies report. We will just drive by there’s nothing going on.

Whether he will be a good Israeli prime minister remains to be seen, but Yair Lapid, the foreign minister and incoming prime minister, is a class act. So was the outgoing prime minister, Naftali Bennett, when on June 20, the two announced that their coalition government, which spans the entire Israeli political spectrum from left-wing secular to Orthodox Jewish and Islamic was no longer tenable.

Two major news stories to hit the headlines in Germany this month focused rather strikingly on negative depictions of Jews in works of art, raising once more the question of whether these visual displays need to be contextualized and explained or whether they should be removed from public view altogether.

Summer always brings with it the dreams of having fun – beaches, cookouts and the thought of enjoying life. Summer festivals and carnivals can fill the streets of any neighborhood. Right now, I think we are all watching the person running the shell game in the Cleveland sports world.