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(Kveller via JTA) – For many Jewish parents, the challenges they face raising their children include choosing between Jewish and public schools, planning bar and bat mitzvahs and staying sane while planning big Shabbat dinners. But for … more
It is bad enough when two Jewish congregations seriously disagree with one another, but when they seek to settle their differences through legal means – indeed, in federal district court – it becomes even sadder. To some litigants and many … more
As Jewish media far and wide started picking up on the story of this week’s devastating flood in Houston, which hit Jewish-heavy neighborhoods particularly hard, was (in my own estimation) conspicuously late to join the reporting. That is … more
Eighteen-year-olds have a habit of forming close, family-like relationships with each other. It’s rare, however, that Israeli and American teenagers living thousands of miles apart have the chance to create such bonds. But this year, 25 teens have … more
NEW YORK (JTA) – A prominent Brooklyn rabbi who left the clergy last year has taken a leadership post at a major cultural and community center in New York. Andy Bachman, the spiritual leader at Congregation Beth Elohim in the Park Slope … more
NEW YORK (JTA) – The Pew Research Center’s newly released 2014 U.S. Religious Landscape Study offers a trove of data on American Jews based on interviews with 35,071 American adults, 847 of whom identified their faith as Jewish. Here are … more
NEW YORK (JTA) – Almost as soon as news of Nepal’s devastating earthquake reached the wider world, Jewish aid groups began mobilizing humanitarian efforts to help the victims. In Israel, that meant dispatching first responders to Nepal; in … more
NEW YORK (JTA) – It promises a revolutionary innovation that could transform Jewish Shabbat observance. By changing the way a light switch works, the patented Kosher Switch offers a novel – and its backers say, kosher – way … more
BOSTON (JTA) – Historian David Kertzer won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography detailing how Benito Mussolini’s secret relationship with Pope Pius XI influenced the Italian dictator’s persecution of his country’s Jews.  Kertzer, a … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – A bipartisan task force to combat anti-Semitism around the world was established by the U.S. House of Representatives. The task force launched March 24 is designed to educate Congress about anti-Semitism, which its members … more
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