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Northeastern U. Duel Over Pro-Palestinian Group Mirrors Nationwide Fight

By Cara Hogan

Northeastern U. suspended a pro-Palestinian student group for slipping ‘eviction’ notices under dorm room doors. Did it defend students from harassment — or squelch free speech?Read More


Reality TV Star's Conversion Plight Reveals Orthodox Rabbinate's Kafkaesque Grip

By Alison Kaplan Sommer

Israel’s Orthodox rabbis have told reality TV star Alin Levy she cannot complete the process of converting to Judaism —because she is an actress.Read More


Gisela Dollinger, Holocaust Survivor Who Escaped With Husband, Dies at 111

By Julie Wiener

Gisela Kohn Dollinger, who persuaded the Gestapo to release her husband from the Dachau concentration camp and escaped, has died at 111.Read More


Shiva Shifts Toward Shorter and Livelier Jewish Mourning for Dead

By Rukhl Schaechter

Shiva used to be a strictly choreographed week of mourning. Many families now wrap things up in three days, with catered deli food, some smiles and little solemn prayer.Read More


Three Jews Among Those Killed in Ukraine Uprising

By Paul Berger

Three Jews have been identified among the victims of the uprising that brought the new Ukraine government to power. Why are far-right wingers saluting them as martyrs?Read More


Hadassah Hospital Fiscal Crisis Sparks Feud With Women's Zionist Group

By Ben Sales

Hadassah Hospital is a symbol of the best medical care and American support for the Jewish state. But its fiscal crisis has driven a wedge with the venerable women’s Zionist organization that funds it.Read More


Evangelical Christians Rally Against Occupation as Palestinians Gain Support

By Daniella Cheslow

Evangelicals learned about the injustice of the occupation at ‘Christ at the Checkpoint.’ The Bethlehem event marks growing support for the Palestinians — and a worry for Israel.Read More


Jim Calhoun Talks March Madness Basketball in the Holy Land

By Raphael Gellar

Retired UConn basketball coach Jim Calhoun is legendary for winning — and his ties to Israel. He talks about what makes Israeli hoops great — and who he likes in March Madness.Read More


Jewish Seniors Scramble as Brooklyn Old Age Home Shuts — Condos to Come?

By Hody Nemes

A Brooklyn senior citizen’s residence is shuttering. The Hasidic landlord’s decision to evict will force 100 mostly Jewish residents to find somewhere else to live — within weeks.Read More


Bagel-Starved Bay Area Imports 'Em From New York — a Day Old

By Meesha Halm

Big Apple transplants have long bemoaned the paucity of good bagels in the Bay Area. But no one expected a two hour-long line to buy day-old bagels from Manhattan.Read More





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