Jewish Speechwriter Wrote Michelle Obama’s 2008 Speech — the One Melania Trump Ripped Off

Sarah Hurwitz, a Jewish speechwriter for Michelle Obama, reportedly wrote the 2008 speech that Melania Trump apparently cribbed for her own debut speech on the opening night of the Republican National Convention.


New Brandeis President Ron Liebowitz Says Jewish Values (Still) at Heart of Mission

(JTA) — After 32 years at Middlebury College, Ron Liebowitz is calling Brandeis University his new academic home.

Black Jews Stand with Black Lives Matter Amid Turmoil — but ‘God Comes First’

For black Israelites, the killing of two African Americans at the hands of police, caught on camera and shared widely online, was part of a pattern of black persecution. Organizing politically was discussed, but leaders emphasized that obedience to God, and following the commandments of the Torah, must come before any political solution.


Little-Known Rabbi Delivers GOP Convention Invocation in Place of Haskel Lookstein

The Republican National Convention turned to a little-known Ohio police rabbi to deliver an invocation after Rabbi Haskel Lookstein pulled out over the weekend amid protests.


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