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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


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


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


J Street Fails To Win Over Key Committee for Presidents Conference Membership

By Nathan Guttman

J Street has failed to win the endorsement of a key committee as it pushes for membership in the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.Read More


3,300-Year-Old Coffin From Time of Pharoahs Unearthed in Israel

By Nir Hasson

A 3,300-year-old Egyptian coffin from the time of the pharaohs has been discovered in the Jezreel Valley in northern Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced.Read More


Circumcision Studies Give Backing To Supporters of Rite

By Anthony Weiss

In the circumcision wars, circumcision has been winning some big battles at least in the U.S. And science is playing a big role.Read More


Onetime Sephardic Towns See Euro Signs in Revival of Lost Jewish Heritage

By Cnaan Liphshiz

Towns in Spain and Portugal are embracing their Sephardic heritage in hopes of uncovering lost historical legacy. They also smell a lucrative possible lure for Jewish tourists.Read More


What's Israel's Plan B as Peace Talks Look Doomed?

By Nathan Guttman and Nathan Jeffay

With the Mideast peace talks near collapse, the Palestinians are ready with a diplomatic offensive. Israel’s options are much more limited, and all of them have big downsides.Read More





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