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Eric Cantor Agrees To Meet Jewish Delegation on Immigration

By Nathan Guttman

Under mounting pressure on immigration, Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will meet with Jewish advocates for reform on Thursday.Read More


Kosher Butchers Take Center Stage in Obamacare Supreme Court Debate

By Ron Kampeas

For 20 or so minutes last week, the issue of religious freedom was cast as a struggle between working women and Muslim and Jewish butchers.Read More


Jewish Republicans Focus on Israel at 'Sheldon Adelson Primary' in Las Vegas

By Anthony Weiss

The GOP Jewish faithful descended in force on Sin City, turning out in record numbers and striking a feisty, combative tone at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual conference.Read More


Jewish Charities Grow Huge on Cash From Government — Donors Give to Israel

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

While American Jewish donors spend the bulk of their cash on Israel, the U.S. government is picking up the tab for other Jewish causes, like health charities.Read More


Atlanta Hawks Visit Holocaust Museum in Washington

By Nathan Guttman

Why did the Atlanta Hawks visit the Holocaust Museum? In the words of managing partner Bruce Levenson, its lesson is “maybe even more important for folks like us.”Read More


Inside University of Michigan's Israel Divestment Debate

By Yardain Amron

Yardain Amron, a student reporter tasked with covering the University of Michigan’s Israel divestment vote, recounts the challenges he faced this week as both a Jew and journalist.Read More


Kibbutz Culture Changes — and Kids Come Back

By Yermi Brenner

After years of stagnation, kibbutz populations are growing. Young families are drawn by a new tolerance for family independence — with a strong community spirit.Read More


10 Jewish Baseball Stars To Watch in 2014

By Hillel Kuttler

Major League Baseball teams are making the great trek north from spring training sites to begin the new season. 10 Jewish players are likely to make the big league journey.Read More


Perelman Day School Dumps Teachers Union

By Nathan Guttman

A Jewish day school in Philadelphia decided to discontinue employing its teachers through a union contract, forcing the staff to give up collective bargaining and other union benefits.Read More


Do Orthodox Rabbi Groups Hold Too Much Sway Over Conversion — in Israel and U.S.?

By Uriel Heilman

The battle over conversion is heating up as the main American Orthodox rabbinic group says it cannot vouch for all conversions presided over by its members.Read More





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