A congressional letter calling on the United States to press for the lifting of the blockades imposed by Israel and Egypt on Gaza has sparked controversy within the Jewish community.
In the strongest sign so far of pushback against dovish Jewish groups, a New York congresswoman representing an ultra-Orthodox constituency retracted her support from congressional initiatives meant to ease the pressure on Palestinians in Gaza.
A congressional letter calling on the U.S. to press for lifting the Israeli and Egyptian imposed blockade on Gaza has sparked controversy within the Jewish community.
Even as health care reform twists in the wind, immigration policy looms as the next big political debate — and Hispanics and Jews are moving to the forefront in a burgeoning political alliance.
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?
Kosher food makes a Jewish home. That has been the thinking for the past 29 years at Martins Run, a Jewish retirement community outside Philadelphia where every meal served in the white-tablecloth dining rooms has been certified kosher.
A group of seven rabbis took to the podium January 26, in front of three reporters, to make the case for the pre-sentencing release of Sholom Rubashkin, the former owner of the kosher meat processing plant Agriprocessors. The rabbis went so far as to offer up eight Torah scrolls to secure the release of Rubashkin, who was convicted in November 2009 on 86 counts of financial fraud and is awaiting sentencing at the Linn County correctional center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The newspaper business has been in a tailspin for a long time now — everywhere, it seems, except among Orthodox Jews.
For several dozen Americans who say they were sexually abused as children, news from Israel on January 14 ripped the scab off a still unhealed wound. Israel’s Supreme Court ruled that Avrohom Mondrowitz, their alleged abuser, will not be extradited to stand trial in America.
American college students who want to study the poetry of Yehuda Amichai or the films of Amos Gitai are in luck.
The search for a successor to Jehuda Reinharz, president of Brandeis University, is under way, but moving at a pace too slow for some. At the same time, Reinharz is fending off accusations stemming from the serious financial challenges now facing the school.
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