Tapping Into Growing Lure of Hidden Jewish Heritage Online

More and more people are fascinated by their possible Jewish ancestry. A new site focuses on finding genetic links to the tribe — sometimes exposing family secrets in the process.


As First Maharats Graduate, Roles for Orthodox Women Take Leap Forward

The graduation at Yeshivat Maharat was no ordinary cap-and-gown ceremony. Rather, it was history in the making for Orthodox women.


Unlikely Radicals Take Aim at Corporate Jewish Burial Business

A new breed of Jewish activists wants to retake control over death practices. Burial society zealots want to push aside the funeral home industry and restore power of communities.


For Samantha Power, Support for Israel Is Deeply Personal — and Proven

Samantha Power is quick to point out her son’s Jewish heritage. But the U.N. envoy pick doesn’t rely on atmospherics alone to win over skeptical supporters of Israel.


Offering a Lifeline for Growing Number of Jewish Hungry and Poor

A new report finds growing poverty among Jews. The Met Council and an anti-hunger group called Masbia are working to address the problem with dignity.

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