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South Dakota's Tiny Hillel Embraces Messianic Jews

By Derek Kwait

South Dakota State University’s Hillel is more than the only Jewish cultural club in the entire state. It’s also unique in that half its members identify as Messianic JewsRead More


Hungary Jews Fret as Vote Signals Shift to Right

By Daniella Cheslow

Hungary’s elections saw big gains for the far-right Jobbik party. But the bigger threat to Jews may come from the ruling conservative party and its staunch nationalism.Read More


Neo-Nazi's Bloody Rampage Little Surprise to Those Who Track Extremists

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Police called the Overland Park shooting a bolt from the blue. But hate group watchers say they’ve been tracking Ku Klux Klan suspect Frazier Glenn Miller for decades.Read More


Shooting Rampage Hits at 'Beating Heart' of Kansas City Jewish Community

By Victor Wishna

Every Friday at noon, my 2-year-old daughter and I rush through the doors of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City here to meet my father for lunch.Read More


Did Nazi Serial Killer's Birthday Spur Anti-Jewish Overland Park Rampage?

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

April 13 was the birthday of serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin. Investigators suspect the Overland Park shooter may have acted to honor the Nazi pal, who was put to death last year.Read More


Did Smirking 'Nazi' Gunman Single Out Jews for Death in Kansas City Rampage?

By Forward Staff

A smirking gunman who reportedly shouted Nazi slogans opened fire at a Jewish community center and an old-age home in a suburb of Kansas City, killing three people.Read More


Kansas City Jewish Community Stunned by Rampage On Eve of Passover

By Forward Staff

Jewish community leaders were stunned by the shooting rampage at two suburban Kansas City Jewish institutions on the eve of Passover — but urged Jews to continue with their preparations for the holiday.Read More


Jew-Hating Ku Klux Klan Leader Identified as Overland Park 'Killer'

By Forward Staff

A notorious white supremacist has been identified as the suspect in Sunday’s shooting rampage outside Kansas City. Why was such a well-known hatemonger walking among us?Read More


How Jewish Federations Are Changing — and Dumping 'F-Word'

By Nathan Guttman

Denver’s Jewish federation is rebranding itself as JEWISHcolorado. Will dropping the ‘F-word’ help the organization fit the needs of the 21st century?Read More


Quinoa Is More Kosher Than the Labor Practices That Produce It

By Hody Nemes

Rabbi Shoshan Ghoori journeyed to Peru to find out whether quinoa is kosher for Passover. It is — but what about the treatment of farmers who grow it?Read More





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