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At 50, Israel Museum Looks to Local Artists

By David Stromberg

The Israel Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year by facing up to a longstanding challenge: Its relationship with the Israeli art world.Read More


Germany Seeks Compensation for $57M Holocaust Fraud

By Paul Berger

Germany is for the first time seeking compensation for the $57 million lost to fraud at the Claims Conference. But the Holocaust agency says it isn’t giving a dime of survivors’ cash.Read More


Does Switch Really Make It Kosher To Switch Lights on Shabbat?

By Uriel Heilman

By changing the way a light switch works, the patented Kosher Switch offers a novel — and, its backers say, kosher — way to turn light switches (and, perhaps, other electrical appliances) on and off during Shabbat, circumventing one of the Sabbath’s central restrictions: the use of electricity.Read More


Stanford Student Slams 'Anti-Semitic' Question About Jewish Faith

By Drew Himmelstein

Stanford University student Molly Horwitz, who is running for the student senate, says she faced anti-Semitic questioning about Israel from a group representing minority students.Read More


Which of 3 Hillary Clintons Will You Vote For (or Against)?

By Nathan Guttman

Is the real Hillary Clinton the pro-Israel senator, the First Lady who kissed Suha Arafat —  or the secretary of state who was Barack Obama’s loyal lieutenant? We’re all about to find out.Read More


Judith Malina, Edgy Theatrical Rebel for the Ages, Dies at 88

By Jon Kalish

Judith Malina was nothing if not a rebel. Jon Kalish recalls how the Living Theater founder lived her edgy life on the stage — right up till the end.Read More


President Obama Holds 'Emotional' Meetings With Jewish Leaders on Iran

By Nathan Guttman

President Barack Obama met with U.S. Jewish leaders at the White House on Monday to discuss the emerging Iran nuclear deal and their subsequent concerns regarding Israel’s security.Read More


The Jewish Senior Homes That Aren’t (Anymore)

By Nathan Guttman

What happens when only a handful of Jews are left in senior homes built by B’nai B’rith? The struggle unfolding in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is part of a sad nationwide trend.Read More


Hillary Clinton Set for Boost From Hollywood's Jewish Big Names

By Ted Johnson

As Hillary Clinton launches her bid for the White House, Hollywood’s biggest Jewish names appear ready to deliver a far more unified front than in her 2008 run.Read More


No Peace for the Dead in Callously Neglected Polish Jewish Cemetery

By Sergiusz Scheller

Even as tourists flock to Warsaw’s gleaming Jewish sites, bones stick out of the ground in an overgrown cemetery not far away. How was this allowed to happen — and what can be done?Read More


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