Meet the 4 Jewish Winners of MacArthur 'Genius' Grants

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Haim Saban Leaves Pro-Israel Coalition Over Sheldon Adelson's Right-Wing Push

Democrat Haim Saban and Republican Sheldon Adelson put politics aside to back a megabucks push against BDS on campus. Three months later, the bipartisan front has collapsed amid charges Adelson only wanted to fund far right-wing projects.

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When Pope Francis Brought — and Broke Down — Barriers for Philadelphia's Jews

The visit of Pope Francis brought concrete barriers and disruption to some of Philadelphia’s Jewiest neighborhoods. Yet Dotty Brown writes the pontiff dismantled more boundaries with his message of spiritual unity.

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EXCLUSIVE: Why did one of the largest Jewish charities in the country give a top exec a $92,000 bonus just a month before declaring bankruptcy? The Forward reveals that FEGS leaders poured money into a failed for-profit strategy while neglecting staff and clients.

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When Walking Dogs Is a Labor of Love — and Small Act of Rebellion

Gedalya Gottenger knows being a dog-walker is an unusual job for a Hasidic Jew since the community mostly fears dogs. But he has learned to love the pets he works with — and isn’t afraid to chart his own path.

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