The American Jewish Committee issued a statement calling on the New York State Department of Education to fully investigate all incidents of anti-Semitism in New York public schools, especially the Pine Bush system in upstate New York.Read More
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman vowed to press on with a full state and federal response to the allegations of bullying and pervasive harassment of Jewish students in an upstate New York school district.Read More
A U.S. judge on Wednesday asked an appeals court to reinstate her to a closely watched case regarding the constitutionality of the New York Police Department’s “stop-and-frisk” tactic, saying she was unfairly removed from it a week ago.Read More
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared deeply conflicted over what kind of public prayers should be acceptable at a town meeting as the justices confronted the delicate constitutional issue of church-and-state separation.Read More
Semen Domnister, the former Claims Conference employee who was found guilty of leading a $57 million fraud scheme at the Holocaust restitution organization, was sentenced to eight years in prison.Read More
“It was either leave, or throw your ten grand down the toilet.”
"The only child of Polish Holocaust survivors, I am returning to Poland for the first time in 25 years, exploring what Judaism means here now. Unlike in 1989, I sense a growing philo-Semitism."
"It’s a bit presumptuous of me to suggest that the History cable network scheduled its two-part Houdini mini-series over Labor Day weekend on the theory that most folks will be away from their TV. But if by some chance that turned out actually to be the network’s strategy, kudos to them."
“It is 2014 — time for people to understand that Orthodox women CAN look amazing.”
“Berlin” is a very catchy new Israeli song — with very subversive lyrics. Give it a good hard listen here.
Why does ISIS keep changing its name every few years?
Five years ago, Colorado native Kendall Weistroffer had almost no connection to Judaism. Now she's deeply involved in her campus Hillel and is minoring in Hebrew. What changed?
Why do Israelis call war an "operation"? Why have they replaced the term “innocent civilians” with "noninvolved"?
The Gaza war has turned the Hebrew language into a battleground.
Good-bye Barbie, hello Yentl?
Are frizzy-haired, pale-skinned Jewish women finally having their moment?