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The members of the Political Action Club, along with adviser Minna Ziskind (far right).

Government, Advocacy Featured at Barrack’s Politicon

Civic engagement and the necessary ingredients for a healthy democracy were the themes of the day at the most recent Politicon, the Jack M....

National News

Survey Finds Political Split Between Haredi and Modern Orthodox

By Laura E. Adkins and Ben Sales / JTA Last year, one of the largest Orthodox synagogue associations in the United States held a gala...

‘Massive Education’ Sought After Troubling Pew Study

About a week ahead of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the Pew Research Center released findings from a new study, “What...
Beyond Sausage

Jewish Community Debates Beyond Sausage

By Jesse Bernstein and David Rullo When it was first introduced in 2016, the Impossible Burger was embraced by vegetarians and the Jewish community alike. Suddenly...

Arts

a stack of books

Book Review | ‘Facing Survival’ and ‘I Want You to Know We’re Still Here’

“Facing Survival” David Kassan USC Fisher Museum of Art In his collection “Testimony: The United States (1885–1915), Recitative,” Charles Reznikoff took real courtroom testimonies describing all manner...
From left Anita Holland, Frank Nardi, Jr. Babel considers weighty issues at the intersection of technology and morality--there's also a six-foot tall talking stork.

Eugenics at the Forefront in Dystopic Play ‘Babel’

Live theater hasn’t historically been the most effective medium for science fiction, but local playwright and dramaturge Jacqueline Goldfinger thinks that’s changing. She’s written a...
Hand holding Oscar award.

Six Jewish Moments from the 2020 Oscars

By Emily Burack / JTA When Adam Sandler was shut out of this year’s Academy Award nominations for “Uncut Gems,” the Oscars lost out on...
Trump and Netanyahu speak to a crowd at the White House.

Philadelphia Jewish Community and Others React to Trump Peace Plan

Is the Trump administration’s newly unveiled plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians a good faith effort toward a workable two-state solution, or...

Israel is Only Country Where Majority Approves of Trump’s Major Foreign Policies, Survey Finds

By Marcy Oster / JTA Israel is the only one of 33 non-U.S. countries where a majority expresses net approval of President Donald Trump’s major...
Flag of Israel on military uniform.

Israeli Pop Star Joins Israeli Army

By Marcy Oster / JTA The Israeli teen pop star Noa Kirel is a soldier now. Kirel, who joined the Israeli army on Feb. 2, became...