Reform Programs Aims To Spark 'Dialogue Not Debate' on Israel

Reform Rabbis in America scratching their heads over how to handle the Israel debates roiling their synagogues will soon get some guidance.


Will Israel's Plan To Dismantle Iconic Broadcasting Agency Deal Blow to Press Freedom?

Public media stalwarts like NPR, PBS and the BBC often come under political fire, but no one has come close to shutting them down. In Israel, it’s a different story.


Can Montreal Hasidic School Pupils Be Jolted Into Modernity?

A Montreal Hasidic school is on a collision course with the government over its failure to teach basic subjects. Will a plan requiring them to learn subjects like science and history at home make any difference?


Photographer Brian Hendler Dies at 63

Award-winning photographer Brian Hendler, who served for many years as JTA’s staff photographer in Israel, has died.

FEGS Collapse Sign of ‘Dire’ Conditions for Jewish Social Service Agencies

Shaken by the abrupt collapse of one of New York’s largest social service agencies, a consortium of not-for-profit groups is warning that others may also be in jeopardy if government doesn’t radically reform the way it works with outside groups.

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