When Israel's Sephardic Black Panthers Used Passover To Decry Jewish 'Racism'

By Asaf Shalev

Israel’s own Black Panthers once latched onto the Passover story to challenge Ashkenazi domination. The radicals issued their own Haggadah, which mentioned strikes and injustice — but not God.Read More

Jewish Navy SEAL Vet Jumps into Missouri Governor’s Race

By Jesse Lempel

Ex-Navy Seal Eric Greitens is plunging into the GOP primary for Missouri governor — the same race shaken by the suicide of a candidate dogged by an anti-Jewish ‘whisper campaign.’Read More

Is Moshe Kahlon and His New Party Here To Stay?

By Naomi Zeveloff

Moshe Kahlon’s Kulanu party is set to join the new Israeli government coalition. But whether the politician has sticking power remains to be seen.Read More

Embracing Israel Boycott, Jewish Voice For Peace Insists on Its Jewish Identity

By Evan Serpick

Despite condemnation from other Jewish organizations, Jewish Voice for Peace is holding on to its Jewish identity even as it actively supports the BDS movement. And it’s growing.Read More

Advocacy Groups Seek New Marketing Strategy After Israeli Vote

By Nathan Guttman

Benjamin Netanyahu’s election win has rattled the message used by pro-Israel advocacy groups for decades. Can they find a new, unified way to make their case to the American public?Read More

Danny Schechter Was an Observant Jew, Even if he Rarely Set Foot in Shul

By Jon Kalish

Danny Schechter, the self-descibed father of ‘participatory journalism, succumbed to pancreatic cancer at age 72. Jon Kalish remembers the Boston radio legend with a healthy dose of Bronx-based chutzpah.Read More

Can Jewish Transgender Teen's Successful Coming Out Provide Model for Others?

By Hannah Rubin

Tom Sosnik, the transgender teen whose coming-out speech went viral, worked with his Jewish day school to create a tolerant environment. Could this be a model for other schools?Read More

J Street, Newly Combative, Takes On the Jewish Establishment

By Nathan Guttman

After years of wavering, J Street is effectively defining itself as an outright opponent of the Jewish establishment. Will the lobby’s new strategy work?Read More

After Brooklyn Fire, Assessing the Risks of Shabbat Technology

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

After the deadly Brooklyn fire that left seven children dead, Orthodox Jews are reassessing the technology that allows them to keep food warm over Shabbat. But are there alternatives?Read More

Can Israeli American Council Grow Without Kow-Towing to Big Donors Like Sheldon Adelson?

By Nathan Guttman

Awash in cash, the Israeli American Council has been growing by leaps and bounds. But some fear it is becoming a political tool of donors like Sheldon Adelson.Read More

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