Ryan Braun Named National League MVP

Ryan Braun, the slugging outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, became the first Jew to win Most Valuable Player award in nearly five decades.


Bedouins Facing Expulsion From Villages

Bedouins in the vast Negev Desert face expulsion under a plan to consolidate their communities. They are resisting, but Israel insists the plan is for their benefit.


New Jewish Push To Free Alan Gross

Up to now, the campaign to free Alan Gross from a Cuban jail has focused on quiet diplomacy. His family and supporters are shifting to an open appeal to the Jewish community.


Berman Beats Sherman in Endorsement Race

Rep. Howard Berman has lined up support from Democratic colleagues in the increasingly heated Los Angeles race against fellow Jewish Rep. Brad Sherman.

Unlikely Founder of Vilnius Jewish Library

Wyman Brent may be the unlikeliest person you could find to establish a new Jewish library in Lithuania. He’s a long-haired Californian who speaks no Lithuanian.

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