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How the Democratic Candidates Differ on Middle East Policy

By Ron Kampeas / JTA The fourth Democratic presidential debate revealed fissures among the candidates on whether to keep U.S. troops in the Middle East. The...
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Elijah Cummings, Who Bridged African-American and Jewish Communities, Dies

By Josefin Dolsten / JTA Rep. Elijah Cummings, a longtime Baltimore congressman who worked to build ties between the African-American and Jewish communities in his...
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Morton Mandel, Jewish Businessman and Philanthropist, Dies at 98

By Josefin Dolsten / JTA Morton Mandel, a Cleveland businessman who donated tens of millions of dollars to Jewish causes, has died. Mandel died Wednesday at...
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Five Jewish Things to Watch for at Tonight’s Democratic Debate

By Ron Kampeas / JTA Twelve candidates will crowd the debate stage tonight at Otterbein University in a suburb of Columbus, the capital of Ohio,...
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The Cantorate’s Future Is Bright at Hebrew College

NEWTON CENTRE, MASSACHUSETTS — On a bright Monday morning, about 10 miles west of Boston, a group — mostly rabbis and cantors in training...
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Q&A: Las Vegas Rabbi on Leading a Synagogue in ‘Sin City’

By Josefin Dolsten / JTA Congregation Ner Tamid is located a half an hour drive away from the Las Vegas Strip, where each luxury hotel...
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Study: American Jews Are Older, Whiter, More Liberal Than Country as a Whole

By Ben Sales / JTA In the past seven years, the American Jewish population has grown 10 percent. It remains a population that is mostly liberal,...
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Gov. Tom Wolf Honors Tree of Life Victims During Visit to Holocaust Sites

By Adam Reinherz Gov. Tom Wolf visited Auschwitz-Birkenau last week, and while there he honored the 11 Jews who were killed in the mass shooting...
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Why She Did Not Retire During Obama’s Term

By Emily Burack / JTA It was a blunt statement in the midst of a cordial conversation: “I’m wondering why you’re here.” That was Nina Totenberg,...
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Washington State Synagogue Shelters Asylum Seekers (Updated)

By Ben Sales / JTA Update (Sept. 13, 2019): This article has been updated to correct the synagogue's budget for the asylum seekers' needs. In a...