Holocaust restitution money is supposed to heal wounds. But the Lithuanian government’s payment of $40 million to the country’s small Jewish community has reopened a decades-long dispute between Lithuania’s Jewish leadership and a Chabad rabbi from Boston.
Volodymr Groysman is on the verge of making history as the first Jewish prime minister of Ukraine — a country firmly planted in the American psyche as a land of anti-Semitism and pogroms.
On the 100th anniversary of the general theory of relativity, there’s still no name more synonymous with Jewish genius than Albert Einstein. Yet the iconic scientist had a surprisingly fraught and complex relationship with Judaism and Zionism.
As Yeshiva University’s finances continued to crumble last year, Richard Joel trumpeted his plans to take a pay cut. Months later, the school’s president quietly pocketed a deferred compensation payment of $1.6 million.
The South has a reputation as a backwater for Jewish life. But a new study finds growing Jewish populations in Dixie — and they’re not all in Florida.
Many allegations trailed Eric Siroka to Seattle. But the reason for his expulsion from the Reform rabbinate never reached his new community. Now, some question Reform Judaism’s handling of such cases.
Even though Jewish communal groups claim to place a huge emphasis on family life and Jewish continuity, most of the nation’s rabbinical seminaries still do not offer their employees paid parental leave.
The Jewish Theological Seminary has become the largest Jewish seminary in America to offer its employees fully paid parental leave.
A famed Olympics archive includes letters from the Nazi filmmaker who shot Hitler’s 1936 Berlin Games and could shed new light on the 1972 Munich massacre. So why are Jewish scholars having so much trouble gaining access to the historic trove?
Who are the Jewish ‘geniuses’? Four Jews are among this year’s crop of winners picked by a foundation for extraordinary achievements in diverse fields.