(JTA) — Some 22 liberal groups, most of them Jewish, condemned a bill that would protect religious institutions that promote traditional marriage from government sanction. The First Amendment Defense Act would prevent any federal agency from denying a tax exemption, grant, contract, license, or certification to an individual, association, or business based on their belief…
It’s rare for a Supreme Court justice to speak out about politics, and Ginsburg has faced both outrage and mocking editorializing for her recent remarks on presidential candidate Donald Trump.20
President Barack Obama pledged to veto three pieces of legislation because they contain language that would scuttle implementation of the Iran nuclear deal.
The founders of an Israeli food tech startup want you to enjoy your meat without the guilt — in fact, without the animal.
It was with excitement but some trepidation last night that I began to read the online version of a [New York Times story] about The Forward.
More than 150 literary figures, including nine Pulitzer Prize winners, are calling for Israel to free an Arab-Israeli poet charged with inciting violence through social media.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — At least 50 people ascended the Temple Mount for a memorial with the family of slain West Bank teen Hallel Yaffa Ariel. It was the largest group of Jews permitted to visit the Temple Mount in the past year, according to Haaretz. About 200 supporters gathered afterward at the Western Wall plaza…
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Supreme Rabbinical Court in Israel wants to hear for the second time in a week from a woman whose conversion by a prominent U.S. rabbi was rejected. The court delivered a summons to the woman on Monday for a hearing Wednesday in her appeal of the rejection by the Petach Tikvah Rabbinical…
(JTA) — Bianca Jagger, a human rights activist and ex-wife of Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger, apologized for tweeting a link to a neo-Nazi website and later said she was “mortified.” Jagger tweeted the link, which includes a list of British lawmakers who voted for the Iraq War, early Tuesday to her 54,000 followers….
The Holocaust and Pokemon are not words that are often used in the same sentence.
Democrat Bernie Sanders endorsed former rival Hillary Clinton for president in a belated show of party unity on Tuesday, saying it was critical that Democrats come together to defeat Republican Donald Trump in the Nov. 8 election.10
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