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Jewish Schoolboys Raise $1 Million With 'Chocolate Bar' Book

By Tom Tugend

Dylan Siegel has raised $1 million to help find a cure for a rare genetic disease affecting his best friend. Why would he say that is so ‘chocolate bar’?Read More


Jewish Activists Struggle for Right Tone on Racism After Murders of Police Officers

By Sam Kestenbaum

Jewish activists condemn the murders of two Brooklyn police officers. But rabbis say concern for the slain cops won’t stop them from speaking out against brutality and racism.Read More


Beleaguered Theater J Slammed Over 'Blatantly Political Firing' of Ari Roth

By Anna Goldenberg

Theater J has come under attack by some of the biggest names in the business for the abrupt departure of its director. Was Ari Roth axed for ‘blatantly political reasons’?Read More


Did Rabbi Barry Freundel Treat Mikveh Like 'Car Wash' To Peep on Women?

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

New lawsuits paint a disturbing picture of Rabbi Barry Freundel’s alleged exploitation of hundreds of women in the mikveh —  and claim rabbinic authorities failed to stop him.Read More


Will Economic Crisis Hurt Russia Jews More Than Anti-Semitism?

By Cnaan Liphshiz

Though they worry about the economy, many members of both Russia’s Jewish elite and the community’s rank-and-file feel largely insulated from rising xenophobia and nationalism.Read More


A Boy Was Born in Bethlehem — But Which One?

By Naomi Zeveloff

Christian tradition says Jesus was born in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. But what if his birthplace was really a tiny Jewish village by the same name in northern Israel?Read More


Turning Shabbat Into Front in War on Secular Jews

By Allison Kaplan Sommer

A $1.3M Israeli ad campaign says only the Orthodox know how to do Shabbat the right way. What message does that send to secular Jews?Read More


The Last Jewish Lox Slicer at Zabar's

By Paul Berger

Len Berk is the last Jewish lox slicer at Zabar’s, the iconic Manhattan delicatessen. At 84, the former accountant still sees the sensual side of smoked salmon.Read More


With Elections Looming, Tunisia Is an Arab Spring Success Story — For Now

By Walter Ruby

With Tunisians gearing up for their first presidential election, Jews and Muslims met to hash out their complicated relationship on the ancient island of Djerba.Read More


How Russian Jews Fell in Love With Reform Movement in Israel

By Judy Maltz

Russian immigrants to Israel went from an atheist country to an Orthodox one. Why would they flock to the Reform movement, the most American of Jewish streams?Read More


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