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  • Rapper Drake has his own brand of Jewishness

    SAN FRANCISCO (J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — Drake has held the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for most of this year. The Canadian rapper and singer during his career has set or matched records owned by the likes of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Whitney Houston and Paul McCartney….

  • The Jewish founder of a college program for inmates eyes his own release from prison

    SAN FRANCISCO (J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — A Jewish inmate serving life in prison without parole took a step toward freedom Aug. 21 and credited the local Jewish newspaper for the turn of events. James A. White Jr., was sentenced in 1981 for the murder of his wife’s ex-husband. Last week,…