Landmark Synagogue Seeks Right to Demolish Itself

Congregation Beth Hamedrash has stood like a sentry on Manhattan’s Lower East Side for 162 years. It’s a historic landmark, so why do the shul’s leaders want it torn down?


Putting Bibi and Barack on the Couch

Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama just don’t get along. The political chasm is wide, but psychoanalysts say there may be deeper issues that prevent them from seeing eye to eye.


Israel's Decision To Withhold Tax Money From Palestinians May Impact Security

Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to withhold tax revenues from Palestinians is undermining the livelihoods of the PA security forces that keep a lid on terrorism and violence.


Denis McDonough, Choice for Chief of Staff, Raised Hackles on Israel

President Obama named Denis McDonough as his new chief of staff. He’s one of the president’s closest confidants on foreign policy, but why did he once anger Jewish leaders?


The Yiddish Forverts Goes Biweekly in Print

Amid circulation and financial pressures, the print version of the Yiddish Forverts will soon appear only biweekly. But its website will relaunch as a daily with more content and new features.

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