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
Legendary singer Joe Cocker has died at age 70. Here, we remember his 8 greatest encounters with Jewish songwriters.
Jazz benefited a lot from Jewish talent — maybe more than you think. Here are 9 Jews who changed Jazz:
What do sex and salmon have in common? Ask Len Berk. At 84, the former accountant is the last Jewish lox slicer at iconic Manhattan delicatessen Zabar’s.
Behind (almost) every Christmas hit, there’s a Jewish writer. Take our quiz and see if you can guess which of your favorite holiday songs were written by members of the tribe!
With the Israeli elections three months away, and parties dividing and recombining like amoebas, J.J. Goldberg puts his ear to the ground. Can any of the new marriages of convenience oust Netanyahu?
Today, Tunisians voted in their first presidential election. Jews and Muslims met ahead of the historic occasion to hash out their complicated relationship on the ancient island of Djerba. http://jd.fo/d6Nqi
If ever there was a good time to light Hanukkah candles, it’s tonight — one of the longest nights in all of human history!
If you haven’t yet heard of the public interest law firm Bet Tzedek — the time has come.
This coconut hot cocoa is perfect for cold winter Hanukkah days!
A Jewish mom is drafted into celebrating Christmas at her house after her mother in law dies.
Will Chrismukkah ruin her kids?