Local News

Singer-Songwriter Nancy Falkow McBride Dies at 49

Singer-songwriter Nancy Falkow McBride, once a major player in Philadelphia’s 1990s and early 2000s music scene, died after a two-year battle with ovarian cancer....

National News

Death Penalty for Synagogue Shooter Sparks Debate

By Toby Tabachnick Shortly before the Department of Justice filed notice last August that it would seek the death penalty against the alleged murderer at...
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Diaspora Jews Have Their Say: World Zionist Congress 2020

The World Zionist Congress, in a sentence: “Nobody knows what it is,” laughed Mort Klein, national president of the Zionist Organization of America and...
a volunteer Orthodox guard in Monsey, N.Y.

After Stabbing, Monsey’s Orthodox Jews Are Defiant

By Ben Sales / JTA MONSEY, N.Y. — When a man wielding a machete burst into a Chanukkah party at a rabbi’s house in this...

Arts

Singer-Songwriter Nancy Falkow McBride Dies at 49

Singer-songwriter Nancy Falkow McBride, once a major player in Philadelphia’s 1990s and early 2000s music scene, died after a two-year battle with ovarian cancer....
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Netflix Series ‘Nisman’ Tells Story of AMIA Bombing Investigator

“Nisman: The Prosecutor, the President and the Spy” begins with a series of images and sounds: An aerial view of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Documents....
Terry Gross and Sabin Streeter

‘Fresh Air’ Host Terry Gross Appears on ‘Finding Your Roots’

What do radio host Terry Gross, actor Jeff Goldblum and actor/podcaster Marc Maron have in common? Not much, but a linking thread was unveiled in...
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Philadelphia Woman Among 4 Killed in Israel Bus Crash

By Marcy Oster / JTA A Philadelphia woman visiting Israel for the birth of her fifth grandchild was one of four people killed in a...
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Israel Will Hold Unprecedented Third Election in Under a Year

By Marcy Oster / JTA Maybe the third time will be the charm. Israel will hold an unprecedented third election in less than a year after...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Indicted for Corruption

By Marcy Oster / JTA Benjamin Netanyahu has been charged in three corruption cases, marking the first time a sitting Israeli prime minister has been...