A Tale of Two Republicans: The only GOP Jews now in Congress, Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia (left) and Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania (right) hold different political views, but, for different reasons, both wield great clout in Washington.

Cantor and Specter: Alone, and Powerful

Eric Cantor, a Republican congressman from Virginia, wasn’t anybody’s idea of a household name a few weeks ago, but you’ll be hearing a lot more about him in the weeks ahead because he’s emerging as one of President Obama’s biggest headaches.

Why’s a Jewish Woman Running a Black Paper?

A Jewish editor would be an unusual presence at most black newspapers, but at few places more so than the famed Amsterdam News.

Tikkun’s Founder: ‘I Have Cancer,’ Give to My Cause

When Michael Lerner, founder of Tikkun magazine, was recently diagnosed with lung cancer, he alerted his supporters in an e-mail message that went beyond delivering bad news. The message folded Lerner’s diagnosis in with a plea for supporters to devote more money and time to his cause, the Network of Spiritual Progressives.

Standing Room Only: Seminars reflected a hunger for connection in troubled times through worship, said conference organizers.

Seeking Authenticity, Women Flock to Prayer Forum

At the first national conference on Jewish women and prayer, the numerous attendants told a story as important as the sessions themselves.

Making the Rounds: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on March 4.

Israelis Wary of Palestinian Unity Push

Following reconciliation talks in Egypt at the end of February, efforts to reconcile rival Palestinian factions and form a unity government appear to be gaining momentum.