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Vaccination Rates Drop at Some Jewish Day Schools — Even as Diseases Spread

By Anthony Weiss

A recent measles outbreak originating at Disneyland that has infected more than 50 people has returned the issue of declining immunization rates to the national headlines.Read More


Two Countries, Two Paths on Torture

By Josh Nathan-Kazis and Nathan Guttman

Israel and the U.S. have both used brutal interrogation practices, as the recent Senate report noted. But one has been more brutal while the other has tortured more.Read More


How Does American Money Influence Israeli Votes?

By Nathan Guttman

How do you influence a vote’s outcome from across the ocean —  legally? As Israel braces for elections, wealthy Americans are finding creative ways to finance their candidates of choice.Read More


Inside the Heads, Hearts and Yarmulkes of Jewish Cops

By Sam Kestenbaum

The #BlackLivesMatter protests against police brutality have won the support of Jewish social justice activists. But how do Jewish cops cope with the conflict on the streets?Read More


Was Terror Compensation Cash Diverted to Orthodox Yeshivas?

By Paul Berger

A scrappy Jewish legal group won millions in compensation for victims of terror attacks. But did much of the cash wind up going to Orthodox yeshivas instead of its court fight?Read More


Presidents Conference Eases Membership Rules After J Street Flap

By Nathan Guttman

The Jewish community’s umbrella organization is about to undergo structural changes following complaints by members that in its current makeup fails to fully represent the community.Read More


Rand Paul Makes Headway in Longshot Bid To Win Jewish Support

By Nathan Guttman

Rand Paul is trying reach out to Jewish voters as he presses his yet-to-be-announced 2016 Republican presidential run. And he’s making some small but surprising breakthroughs.Read More


Sad-But-True Farce Behind Israel's Funeral for Paris Kosher Market Terror Victims

By Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

Behind the tears and somber speeches, the funeral for 4 French terror attack victims was marked by threats, demands for huge payments and even last-minute switches in the burial site.Read More


Who Are Israel's French Immigrants — and Why Did They Come?

By Naomi Zeveloff

French immigrants in Israel say they feel more comfortable in the Jewish state — and some boast of better economic opportunity. But many say rising anti-Semitism drove them to leave.Read More


Where Does Leona Helmsley’s Money Go? Hint: Not to the Dogs

By Nathan Guttman

Leona Helmsley’s legendary stinginess earned her the moniker ‘Queen of Mean.’ But after her death, she is increasingly synonymous with generous donations to Israel charities.Read More


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