Peter Gold, the New Orleans medical student shot while trying to save a woman from an attacker, comes from a family of doctors.66
Jewish groups and lawmakers have mostly united to defend the White House plan to admit some Syrian refugees, with many making emotional comparisons to Jews’ flight from Nazi Germany. Which ones have bucked the trend and why?237
Jonathan Pollard spent three decades seeking public support for his fight to win freedom. Now that he is finally nearing release, the convicted spy’s family and supporters are trying to shield him from public attention.76
If you asked most people why the year 1969 was important in American life, few would mention that year’s federal Tax Reform Act. But Norman Sugarman’s fingerprints on that document may have had as much of a lasting effect on this country’s history as Neil Armstrong’s feet on the moon.
Jane Eisner envies voters in Iowa and New Hampshire, whose voices actually count during primary season. How can we change the system so that Jews’ and other minorities’ voices count, too?
Up to 90% of Jewish non-profits may need to find new top leaders in the next seven years. What will that kind of sweeping generational change mean for the federations and other communal heavy-hitters?6
The leader of America’s largest rabbinical organization vowed to improve his group’s disciplinary process following a Forward investigation that highlighted failures to alert a Jewish community of alleged sexual misconduct by a Reform rabbi.4
Business as usual isn’t much to write home about, but sometimes it’s all one can hope for.112
**While the 2013 Pew survey uncovered some disturbing evidence of lower levels of Jewish engagement among young people, the same survey contains several pieces of good news for Reform Jews — 5,000 of whom are gathering this week in Orlando, Florida, for the movement’s biennial conference organized by the Union for Reform Judaism.11
Benjamin Netanyahu plans to speak at the liberal Center for American Progress during his upcoming U.S. visit as part of an effort to rebuild bridges with Democrats. Some liberals say he should be shown the cold shoulder.215
Do you experience feelings of peace and well-being at least once a week? Did God write the Torah? Do you eat bacon?37
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