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A memorial outside the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa., after a mass shooting there last year. Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

The New York Times, in an editorial sparked by an "appalling" cartoon that ran last week in the paper's international edition, warns of numbness to the creep of anti-Semitism — "to the insidious way this ancient, enduring prejudice is once again working itself into public view and common conversation."

What they're saying: "This is also a period of rising criticism of Israel, much of it directed at the rightward drift of its own government. ... A particularly frightening, and also historically resonant, aspect of the rise of anti-Semitism in recent years is that it has come from both the right and left sides of the political spectrum."

The big picture: The Anti-Defamation League yesterday released an annual report showing "alarming trends" in anti-Semitic incidents:

  • "The U.S. Jewish community experienced near-historic levels of anti-Semitism in 2018, including a doubling of anti-Semitic assaults," to 39.

Go deeper: One-third of Europeans know little or nothing about the Holocaust

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Black churches become vaccine hubs

A woman arrives at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic outside the Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church in southeast D.C. Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Black pastors have a new job on their plates during COVID-19: encouraging skeptical congregants to get vaccinated.

Why it matters: “There’s distrust in our community. We can’t ignore that,” Rev. James Coleman of D.C.'s All Nations Baptist told AP.

Biden names USPS board of governors nominees, as Democrats put pressure on DeJoy

United States Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy at a Feb. 24 committee hearing. Photo: Graeme Jennings/pool/AFP via Getty Images

President Biden on Wednesday nominated a former postal union lawyer, a vote-by-mail advocate, and a former deputy postmaster general to sit on the Postal Services' Board of Governors.

Why it matters: The nominations, which require Senate confirmation, come as some Democrats call for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's ouster and others push for Biden to nominate board members to name a new postmaster general.

Kendall Baker, author of Sports
Updated 2 hours ago - Sports

Tiger Woods crash: What we know

Photo: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Tiger Woods underwent emergency surgery to repair damage to his right leg and ankle, after he was involved in a single-vehicle accident on Tuesday in which his SUV ran off the road.

What we know: The golf star "is currently awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room" at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, according to a late-night statement from his team.