Orthodox Push for Own Districts

Orthodox Jews want a state Senate district of their own in Brooklyn. It could benefit Republicans seeking to break the Democratic connection with Jewish voters.


GOP Jabs at State Department on Israel

Seeking traction with Jewish voters, Republicans have made Hillary Clinton’s State Department a prime target. They portray it as a bastion of pro-Arab sentiment, a claim experts dispute.


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Gingrich, Romney Clash Over Palestinians

Mitt Romney slammed Newt Gingrich for his claim that the Palestinians are an “invented” people at the GOP debate in Iowa. Gingrich refused to back down.


Filene's Closing Ends Unusual Legacy

This is the last holiday shopping season for Filene’s Basement, the iconic discount retailer. The century-old chain started as a Jewish merchant’s unusual experiment in capitalism.

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