Jews are being attacked in the streets of Israel’s mixed cities. But are they victims of a ‘pogrom’?

(JTA) — The term “pogrom” is unfortunately back in our lexicon.  Last week, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin described attacks by “a bloodthirsty Arab mob” in the mixed Jewish-Arab city of Lod as a “pogrom.” A Jewish vigilante in Lod told The Washington Post that he was defending its Jewish residents “from a pogrom.” On the […]

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The Jewish History of Bazooka Bubble Gum

Chew on this: One of America’s most iconic gum brands was originally a Jewish-owned tobacco business.   In 1891, Morris Chigorinsky emigrated from Russia to the United States, where in the early 1900s he assumed control of the American Leaf Tobacco Company. But by 1938, Chigorinsky’s (who by then had changed his surname to Shorin) business […]

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