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In Chicago, Poles and Jews Come Together for Lodz

By Nathan Guttman

A commemoration in Chicago marking 70 years since the liquidation of the Lodz ghetto offers American Jews and Polish Americans the chance to find common ground.Read More


How Gaza War Puts Hebrew Language on Front Lines

By Gon Ben-Ari

The Gaza war has turned Hebrew into a battleground as ordinary Israelis adopt military euphemisms to describe everything from captured soldiers to the war itself, Gon Ben-Ari writes.Read More


Islamist Rise Could Drive Arab Moderates Closer to Israel

By Uriel Heilman

Between the war in Gaza and gains by Islamic militants, there’s plenty of cause these days for pessimism about the Middle East. But there’s also some good news for Israel.Read More


Henry Waxman Retirement Marks End of Era in Los Angeles Politics

By Anthony Weiss

When Rep. Henry Waxman retires this year, his 46-year career will end. It will also draw the curtain on a generation of Jewish politicians in Los Angeles.Read More


Resignations at Center for Jewish History Stir Speculations About Financial Health

By Paul Berger

Two billionaire philanthropists have resigned as co-chairmen of the Center for Jewish History, raising questions about the organization’s financial health.Read More


Judges Slam Yeshiva University in $680 Million Abuse Case

By Paul Berger

Federal judges lambasted Yeshiva University for its claim that ex-students should have sued decades ago over sex abuse. But will the judges revive their $680M suit?Read More


SodaStream May Close Controversial West Bank Factory

By Ora Cohen

SodaStream will decide within two months whether to close the West Bank plant that prompted a high-profile boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against the Israel-based beverage machine maker, CEO Daniel Birnbaum said Wednesday.Read More


Met Council Reeling Again as David Frankel Leaves Helm

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

A year after Met Council was rocked by the Willie Rapfogel fraud scandal, the anti-poverty group is reeling again. Would an ultra-Orthodox leader change things for the better?Read More


Could Foreigners Who Serve in Israeli Army Face War Crimes Charges?

By Barak Ravid

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki has sent a letter to UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon and a number of Western foreign ministers asking them to bring to trial their citizens who serve in the Israeli army or volunteer with the military for alleged war crimes commited in Gaza.Read More


After 30 Years, First Klezmer Festival Founder Says 'Mission Accomplished'

By Jon Kalish

KlezKamp, the annual celebration of Yiddish folk arts, will hold its final gathering in December. The founder says it’s mostly succeeded — and he wants to take on new artistic challenges.Read More


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