As Sun Drops on Western Wall, Pondering the Difference Change Could Make

As shadows grow longer, a man sings in the men’s section of the Western Wall. How would the poignant sound change if women had an equal place in our faith’s holiest spot?


Jewish Day Schools Put the Squeeze on State Governments for More Aid

Jewish day schools have become much more effective at accessing existing government programs. As tuition spirals, they’re also lobbying states for more — much more.


In Kosovo's Tiny 'Jerusalem,' a Struggle To Sustain Jewish Life in Corner of Balkans

The entire Jewish community of Kosovo lives in a small city called Prizren, which they call their ‘Jerusalem.’ It’s more like the holy city than one might think, for better and worse.


Why Are Some Spots at Western Wall More Holy Than Others?

Under the blazing sun at the Western Wall, women peer across the mechitzah at their sons’ bar mitzvahs. It reflects women’s secondary status at the holy site, Jane Eisner writes.


German Jews Push Claims Conference To Bare Report on $57M Holocaust Fraud

A leader of Germany’s Jewish community has called for the urgent release of a report into the handling of a $57 million fraud at the group that oversees restitution payments to Holocaust survivors.

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