Jack Lew Will Be Named Treasury Secretary

President Obama will nominate White House chief of staff Jack Lew as his next Treasury Secretary. He would be the first Orthodox Jew to hold the post.


Al-Jazeera May Not Be TV Bogeyman

Al-Jazeera has sparked a round of Jewish hand-wringing with its purchase of Al Gore’s Current TV. But analysts say the Arab network might offer Americans a needed global perspective.


Conservative Group Runs $5M Deficit Over 2 Years

The congregational arm of the Conservative movement ran a cumulative budget deficit of more than $5 million over the past two years, JTA has learned, renewing longstanding concerns for the future of one of the movement’s key institutional pillars.

Czech Jew a Frontrunner To Become Next President

If the pundits are correct, Jan Fischer may become the first Jewish president of the Czech Republic. The trailblazer is favored in a first round of elections this weekend.


Chuck Hagel's Jewish Critics Relent After Nod

Chuck Hagel faces a tough Senate grilling. But with most Jewish groups backing away from criticism, the former GOP senator is now a strong favorite to win confirmation.

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