The national umbrella organization for Jewish federations has removed harsh critics of Israel from an online voting contest designed to identify “heroes” within the Jewish community.
Pro-Palestinian groups hope to expand their reach and push for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel. Students for Justice in Palestine plans a national conference.
American consumers buy millions of pounds of glatt kosher beef slaughtered overseas using inhumane methods. A Forward probe asks why it is certified as kosher.
Practices at the glatt kosher Iowa slaughterhouse once home to the scandal-ridden Agriprocessors meatpacking firm are improving, observers and plant operators say. But some techniques employed at the plant continue to draw criticism from activists.
Jews and Latinos have a strong, if somewhat uneasy, alliance in Los Angeles politics. With Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa leaving office, Jewish candidates are aiming to replace him.
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