Alan Gross Says 'Time To Talk Tachlis'

Alan Gross says the White House should get serious with Havana. In a dramatic shift, the jailed Jewish contractor is now focusing pressure on President Obama to free him from a Cuban jail.


What a Long, Strange Shabbat It's Been

Grateful Dead fans gathered to sing along to the band’s favorite songs on shabbat. They also asked the eternal question: Why are so many Deadheads Jews?


Marvin Miller, Led Baseball Players to Free Agency

Marvin Miller’s first strike came when he quit Hebrew school. The union leader later led baseball players to free agency. Is it any wonder billionaire owners don’t want him in the Hall of Fame?


Online-Ordained Rabbis Grab Pulpits

Rabbis ordained online are gaining acceptance, especially in tough economic times. Some congregations say correspondence course rabbis are every bit as good as seminary graduates.


Sandy-Hit Shuls Apply for Aid Despite Ban

Synagogues damaged by Hurricane Sandy are applying for federal aid for repairs. But Federal Emergency Management Agency rules bar grants to houses of worship.

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