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Reform Congregations Work to Mobilize Voters With Civic Engagement Campaign

Rabbi David Straus believes voting is a nonpartisan issue. “If you believe in democracy, how can you not believe that we need to do everything...

National News

Pittsburgh Jewish Community Prepares to Mark Two Years Since Shooting

By Kayla Steinberg “Trauma seeks to disconnect us,” said Maggie Feinstein, director of the 10.27 Healing Partnership. “The best way to mitigate the impact of...

Jewish Students at U. of Illinois File Federal Harassment Complaint

By Josefin Dolsten A complaint filed with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights alleges that Jewish students at the University of Illinois at...

State Department Plans to Label Three Large Human Rights Groups as Anti-Semitic

By Ron Kampeas and Ben Sales WASHINGTON, DC — In an unusual move, the State Department is planning to formally identify three large international human...


Golems, Dybbuks and Rabbis: A Look at Scary Movies With Jewish Roots

It’s a horror film buff’s favorite time of year: The nights are getting longer, the air is getting colder and the fallen leaves are...

Reprisal of Simon Wiesenthal Play Streams Online

By Tom Tugend LOS ANGELES — It is indicative of the reverence still held for Simon Wiesenthal, who hunted some 1,100 war criminals to the...

Documentary Narrates Secret Mission by Teens to Secure State of Israel’s Independence

On the eve of Israel’s War of Independence, a group of Jewish teenagers risked their lives to secretly manufacture bullets for freedom fighters. Their work...

Sudan Will Normalize Ties with Israel, Trump Announces

By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sudan will become the third Arab country in the past two months to normalize ties with Israel, continuing the...

Hadassah, Other Groups Block Right-Wing Takeover of Top World Zionist Congress Positions

By Ron Kampeas A coalition of Jewish groups including the likes of Hadassah and B’nai B’rith International has temporarily blocked a plan by Orthodox and...

Top Palestinian Official in ‘Critical’ Condition with COVID-19 in Israeli Hospital

By Josefin Dolsten Saeb Erekat is in “critical” condition at an Israeli hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Erekat, who has served as the chief negotiator...