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Burkini Wars Show What’s Wrong With the Religious Right — and Secular Left

Women are being squeezed from all sides, because men in power see their domination and sense of national identity slipping away, Jane Eisner writes.

In Israel, Policy Produces Babies, Even for a 60-Year-Old Mother

First time births to much older women make up just a fraction of all births in Israel. But they are on the rise.

Hillary Clinton Sweeping Jewish Vote by 3-1 Landslide in Florida Poll — Trump Leads With Orthodox

Florida is once again the ultimate swing state — and a new poll of Jewish voters in the Sunshine State suggests Hillary Clinton has little to worry about.


Democratic Staffers Mocked Jerrold Nadler’s Weight in Leaked Emails

During the Iran nuclear deal debate, Rep. Jerry Nadler proved to be a valuable asset for the Obama administration. The Jewish New York Jewish congressman, after lengthy deliberations, decided to back the deal.


Sonia Rykiel, ‘Queen of Knitwear’ Fashion Designer, Dies at 86

(JTA) — Prominent French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel, who was known for her knitwear designs, died Thursday at 86. Rykiel, dubbed the “Queen of Knitwear,” had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease since the late 1990s. She was known for celebrating women’s bodies with knitted striped clothes that clung to the body. Rykiel often broke unspoken fashion rules, such…

For Libertarian Gary Johnson, Supporting Israel Means Cutting Aid — and Ending Pressure

Gary Johnson wants Jewish bakers to make wedding cakes for Nazi clients.

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