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Zionism’s Victory and the Socialist Enlightenment of the Masses

By Ab Cahan

If such news — that the land of Israel is going to be given to the Jews, had come 50 years ago, it would have made a totally different impression on the Jewish masses than it is making today.Read More


Kidnapping of Teens Jangles Nerves in Usually Calm West Bank Settlement

By Ben Sales

The kidnapping of Israeli teens Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali Frenkel while they were hitchhiking from the area has upset life in the Etzion settlement bloc, or Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem.Read More


Syracuse Jews Stunned by Doctor's Arrest in Wife's Murder

By Rachel X. Landes

Robert Neulander is a mainstay of the Syracuse Jewish community. Leaders are stunned that the prominent obstetrician has been charged with murdering his wife.Read More


After Presbyterian Win, BDS Advocates Trumpet Divestment as Path to Two States

By Nathan Guttman

BDS advocates scored a big win as Presbyterians voted for divestment. With the peace talks dead, some trumpet boycotting Israel as the only path left to a two-state solution.Read More


Bingo! How Jewish Charities Are Gambling Away Our Future

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Jewish charities try to raise money by gambling on bingo, but instead lose tens of thousands of donor dollars at the tables. Josh Nathan-Kazis identifies the biggest losers.Read More


Jews Put Spotlight on 1994 Terror Bombing at Iran-Argentina World Cup Match

By Andrea Palatnik

For many Jews, today’s World Cup match between Argentina and Iran is far more than a soccer game — it’s a chance to remind the world of the deadly 1994 AMIA terror bombing.Read More


David Blatt Follows Hoops Dream to NBA Coaching Job

By Anthony Weiss

David Blatt moved to Israel to play pro basketball. Thirty-three years later, he’s moving back — to become a head coach in the NBA.Read More


How Many Israelis Live in America?

By Haim Handwerker

It’s not easy to find accurate data about the number of Israelis living in the United States.Read More


New York's Andrew Cuomo Faces Unexpected Opposition From Ultra-Orthodox

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

As New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo steams toward what’s expected to be an easy re-election this fall, he may face opposition from an unexpected corner.Read More


After Scandal, Should Claims Conference Shift Focus to Holocaust Education?

By Uriel Heilman

A special panel tasked with examining the governance and strategic vision of the Claims Conference is recommending that the organization shift its long-term focus to Holocaust education and remembrance, JTA has learned.Read More





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