Jewish Umbrella Group Backs New Gun Controls

The Jewish community’s umbrella group on policy issues has adopted a new resolution regarding mass violence acts, reaffirming the community’s support for gun control but stopping short of calling for a complete ban on the sale of assault rifles.


Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Synagogue Has Change of Heart About Demolition

Beth Hamedrash Hagodol, a historic 163-year-old synagogue on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, wanted to demolish itself. Its rabbi has had a change of heart.

Looming Sequestration Cuts Cause Split Among Israel Aid Advocates

Pro-Israel advocates have long pushed for aid to the Jewish state as part of the entire foreign aid package. The sequester cuts have changed that, at least for AIPAC.


The Kotel Is Close to Our Hearts

American Jews are speaking out about one of the issues that is closest to their hearts: the right of women to pray as they please at the Western Wall in Jerusalem


Can Barack Obama Win Over Israelis While Mounting New Push for Peace?

President Obama may see his upcoming visit as a chance to win over the Israeli public. But if he also makes a push for peace, any honeymoon could be short-lived.

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