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Atlanta Rabbi Shalom Lewis Calls for 'Holy Crusade' Against Radical Islam

By Nathan Guttman

Rabbi Shalom Lewis spawned global headlines with an incendiary sermon calling for a ‘holy crusade’ on radical Islam. Why did his Atlanta congregation stand and cheer him on?Read More


Rabbi Who Uses Martial Arts in Cancer Fight Wins CNN Hero Nod

By Rachel Benaim

Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg, aka Rabbi G., turned his own daughter’s losing battle with cancer into inspiration to help others. Now he’s a finalist on CNN’s Global Hero competition.Read More


Hunting for the Perfect Etrog in Brooklyn's Back Streets

By Hillel Kuttler

Who would pay $350 for a single fruit? Orthodox Jews roam the back streets of Brooklyn’s Hasidic neighborhood to find the perfect etrog for Sukkot.Read More


Hundreds of Evangelical Christians Cheer Israel at Washington Rally

By Nathan Guttman

Israel’s efforts to equate Hamas with Islamic State radicals was a diplomatic flop. But evangelical supporters of the Jewish state ate it up at a Washington rally.Read More


U.N. Maps Show Pinpoint Accuracy of Israel's Strikes on Gaza

By Nathan Guttman

Can maps of Gaza prepared by the United Nations provide a scientific rebuttal to criticism of Israel’s military conduct during the recent war?Read More


Needy Israeli Brides Find Wedding Day Nirvana Courtesy of Charities

By Naomi Zeveloff

Brides are a focal point for Israeli charities, which can be a godsend for poor women. But sometimes a bargain dress comes with ideological or sectarian strings attached.Read More


Israel Luxe Hotel Boast Rooftop Sukkahs

By Ben Sales

Welcome to one of a dozen private sukkahs built on the porches of the five-star Inbal Hotel’s Penthouse Suites.Read More


YIVO Hopes To Digitize Lithuania Archives — But Where Is the Cash?

By Paul Berger

YIVO has launched a massive plan to digitize 1.5 million documents on Jewish life stored in Lithuania. But the group has so far only raised $350K toward the groundbreaking project.Read More


Grim Week for Animals as Jewish and Muslim Rituals Coincide

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

It’s not a great week to be a chicken or a goat. Thanks to a fluke of the calendar, a Jewish ritual slaughter and a Muslim sacrifice occur within a single day of each other.Read More


How the Israel Lobby Set Beto O'Rourke Right

By Nathan Guttman

It took only one wrong vote to teach a freshman Democrat from Texas how sensitive, and even wrathful, the Jewish community can be when it comes to Israel.Read More


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