A synagogue in the city of Trencin, located near the western Czech border.

The Disappearing Places of Our Jewish Past in the Old Country

The old Jewish quarters are disappearing in Slovakia, and across eastern Europe. With people long since gone, only these places can tell the story of a once-vibrant life.

President?s Order: Barack Obama signs an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors from $7.25 to $10.10 during an East Room event on February 12.

Moving Toward a 'Living Wage'

With the debate over whether to move the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour, Leonard Fein thinks we are missing a bigger problem: Even this change would keep people under the poverty line.

Ukraine: Don’t Scapegoat Your Jews and Muslims

Ukraine has a tragic history of anti-Jewish violence. Can it prevent a recurrence of the tendency to scapegoat Jews as the source of its misfortunes?

Straight Face: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the opening of the Conference of Presidents 40th Annual Leadership Mission to Israel, on February 17.

Benjamin Netanyahu Tells AIPAC To Put Its Head In a Noose

Benjamin Netanyahu told American Jewish leaders to block the Iran nuclear deal. J.J. Goldberg explains just why this suggestion is so suicidal for AIPAC.

General Salim Idris