Despite Winning 1,000 Pre-K Seats, N.Y. Jewish Advocates Still Frustrated

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Bill de Blasio’s new pre-kindergarten program funds over 1,000 free seats for Jewish schools in N.Y. But some Orthodox advocates want more time for religious study.Read More

In Golan Heights, Harvesting Apples Against Backdrop of Syrian War

By Naomi Zeveloff

Rosh Hashanah is just around the corner —  and for apple farmers in the Golan Heights, so is the Syrian civil war. Israelis feel threatened, but some Druze feel differently.Read More

Pro-Israel Students Hope To Shame Mahmoud Abbas With Empty Seats

By Rachel Delia Benaim

Jewish student groups are planning to protest Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s speech in New York City — including a push to create swaths of empty seats at the event.Read More

South Africa's Jacob Zuma Vows Anti-Semitism Fight

By Gabe Friedman

The President of South Africa vowed to fight anti-semitism Thursday night in a meeting with leaders of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies.Read More

New Israel Fund Shifts Cash in Push for Progressive Politics

By Nathan Guttman

The New Israel Fund, the largest funder of liberal causes in Israel, has announced that it will shift one-fifth of its grants to overtly political groups.Read More

Where Do Shofars Come From?

By Judy Maltz

Eleven months of the year, traffic is slow at best at a Tel Aviv shofar store. But as the High Holidays draw near, it’s a madhouse.Read More

Behind the Uproar Over Israeli Reservists Who Refuse To Spy on Palestinians

By Yossi Melman

A group of Israeli reservists set off a firestorm when they refused to spy on Palestinians. Yossi Mellman explains why the public reacted so strongly to the scandal in an elite unit.Read More

Historian Tara Zahra Wins MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

By Gabe Friedman

The MacArthur Foundation announced the list of 2014 MacArthur Fellows on Tuesday, and two Jews made the list.Read More

Are Ultra-Orthodox Turning Away From Vaccination?

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

An ultra-Orthodox rabbi was roundly criticized for questioning the value of vaccinations for children. But some say more and more in the community are shunning the practice.Read More

Jewish Groups Warm to Climate Change Battle

By Hody Nemes

More than 100,000 people are expected to attend the People’s Climate March on Sunday, billed the ‘largest mobilization’ of its kind. And Jews will be leading the charge.Read More

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