Your guide to Jewish life at Iowa - academics, kosher dining, Hillel, Chabad, Israel activities, anti-Semitism and more!
Michael Heckle — an atheist Iowan of Christian background — has opened his mind to questions about race, religion and community.
Living on an Indian Reservation for 3 years reinforced what I’d always known about myself: that I didn’t like big cities and that I wanted more Judaism in my life.
Conservative Jewish commenter and former Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro defended an Iowa Congressman who tweeted what has been widely interpreted as a racist comment.
Since the November election, there’s been a lot of talk among journalists about the way our profession overlooked and misunderstood populist, pro-Trump America. It’s a challenge for us at the Forward, as well. That is why we are launching “Red State Jews.”
(JTA) — The only Orthodox synagogue in Des Moines is selling its building, which will leave the Iowa city without an Orthodox synagogue for the first time since the 1880s. Beth El Jacob has a potential buyer for its nearly 60-year-old building, the Des Moines Register reported. The congregation of about 80 families has been…
(JTA) — The Iowa state Senate voted to approve a bill aimed at countering the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS, movement against Israel. The bill approved Wednesday by a vote of 38-9 prevents state funds from being invested in companies that boycott Israel. The bill was passed in February year by the Iowa state…
(JTA) — The Iowa caucuses are over — and the first real test of the presidential candidates’ viability gave us more questions than answers.
Exceeding expectations and outperforming polls, Bernie Sanders scored a near dead heat with frontrunner Hillary Clinton in the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses.
Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (yes, he has a star), has been defaced with a swastika.