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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


Anti-Israel Professor Returns to Trinity College — Will Controversy Come Back Too?

By Nathan Guttman

Vijay Prashad is returning to Trinity College in Hartford. Will the controversial professor’s support for the academic boycott of Israel bring turmoil back to campus too?Read More


Prague Chief Rabbi Quits Amid Literary Sensation — and Whiff of Scandal

By Jan Richter

When the novel “Altschul’s Method” hit the shelves in Czech bookstores this March, it was hailed as a brilliant political and psychological thriller combining elements of science fiction, alternate history and Jewish mysticism.Read More


Planting Seeds of Mideast Peace in Time of War

By Yardain Amron

For 22 years, Seeds of Peace has fostered dialogue between Israeli and Palestinian teens in an idyllic camp. But with Israel at war in Gaza, this summer was different.Read More


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