Arlen Specter, A Fiercely Independent American Original

Arlen Specter tenaciously hewed to his own path. He was ubiquitous in Philadelphia, but never followed conventional wisdom, even when it came to his Jewish identity.

Arlen Specter Dies of Cancer

Former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, an iconic moderate Jewish force for more than four decades, has died of complications from lymphoma.

Circumcision Rite Goes Unregulated Outside New York

Orthodox Jews are aggressively fighting New York over metzitzah b’peh. Elsewhere, communities make little effort to regulate the oral suction technique sometimes used in circumcisions.


Barbra Streisand Soars in Brooklyn Return

Showing off a thick Brooklyn accent and a voice that still soars at age 70, Barbra Streisand gave a triumphant performance in her first big concert ever in the borough of her birth.

Photo of Jew's Lynching Goes on Block

A warm-toned photo tells the grisly story of Leo Frank, the only Jew lynched in American history. It went on the auction block this week.

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