Shas Sets Up Shop in U.S.

Shas is planning to establish a beachhead among American Sephardic Jews. It hopes to replicate the success that has made it the kingmaker of Israeli politics.

Jewish Fundraisers Stick With Obama

Despite reports that President Obama faces a loss of Jewish funders, a Forward analysis of a list of elite bundlers from his 2008 race shows no high-profile defections for 2012.


Meet Chaya Mushka, Again and Again

Hasidic parents named their daughters Chaya Mushka after the death of the Lubavitcher rebbe’s wife in 1988. They filled classrooms and now are starting families of their own.

Israel Deports Some Converted Immigrants

Within the next few weeks Martina Ragachova could be deported from Israel — for being too modest. The Czech-born woman’s conversion is being rejected by the state.


Obama Wins Rousing Cheers at Reform Biennial

President Barack Obama won several standing ovations at the URJ biennial. He pledged to support Israel and touted the social justice values at the core of the Reform movement.

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