Marc Gafni Scraps Appearance at New Age Retreat Amid Outcry

Marc Gafni, the onetime Jewish spiritual leader against whom allegations of sexual improprieties have resurfaced in recent weeks, has pulled out of teaching a long-planned workshop in February at Esalen Institute, the influential New Age retreat center in California.


As Bernie Sanders Surges in Polls, Are Jews Feeling 'the Bern'?

Talk of a Bernie Sanders presidency has suddenly become a lot more serious.


After Terror Attack, Israel Funding for Arab Towns May Come With Strings Attached

The Tel Aviv Israeli-Arab shooter did more than kill three Israelis. His act of terror has some Knesset members looking to tie a plan to address chronic under-funding of Arab towns to new demands for national loyalty.


Trailblazing Orthodox Rabbi Lila Kagedan Stands on 'Shoulders of Giants'

When Rabbi Lila Kagedan spends her first Shabbat at the Mount Freedom Jewish Center in Randolph, New Jersey, later this month, she will be making history.


Do Anti-Semitic Attacks Signal End of 'Marseille Miracle'?

Only three years ago, the Jews of Marseille were able to congregate without security and in relative safety in their synagogues and community centers. While violence by Muslim extremists rose throughout France, it largely spared the southern port city, where 80,000 Jews and 250,000 Muslims live.

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