Should New York City Fund Security Guards for Yeshivas?

Jewish leaders are joining a push to get New York to fund security guards at religious schools, including yeshivas. The City Council overwhelmingly backs the $50 million plan but Mayor Bill de Blasio is non-committal and police say it’s not necessary.

Despite Hiccups, Vatican Revolution Against Anti-Semitism Stands Strong at 50

A lengthy Catholic document, published in Latin after extensive theological debate, didn’t seem likely to overcome centuries of animosity with Jews. But despite some bumps in the road, Vatican II still looks like a game-changer — even 50 years later.

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Sheldon Adelson To Host Secret Anti-BDS Summit for Jewish Donors

Right-wing mogul Sheldon Adelson has summoned pro-Israel activists for a closed-door meeting in Las Vegas to counter the wave of anti-Israel activity on college campuses.

For New Israelis, Hebrew Names Are About Autonomy, Not Assimilation

For more than 100 years, Jewish immigrants to the Holy Land have been Hebraizing their names. But unlike other immigrant trends, this wasn’t about assimilation. It was about autonomy.

Why Does No One Care About Jewish Heritage Month?

If you didn’t know that all of May is dedicated to Jews — well, you’re in good company. Nathan Guttman finds out why no one seems interested in our Heritage Month.