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Community Briefs: Hersheypark Revamps Kosher Offerings and More

Herseypark Revamps Kosher Offerings Hersheypark announced that it updated its kosher offering by buying its former kosher food provider and adding a food truck. The park...

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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...

Pa. Judges Talk Anti-Semitism, Israel and Their Own Jewish Identities

Jews have played storied roles in Pennsylvania jurisprudence, going back to 1822 when Moses Levy took the bench as the presiding judge of the...

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Temple Judea Museum Unveils Teddy Roosevelt Exhibit

Something caught the eye of Rabbi Lance Sussman nearly two decades ago when he first came to Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel: a large stained...
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Book Reviews | Dershowitz, Gordis Take on U.S.-Israel Relationship

Defending Israel: The Story of My Relationship with My Most Challenging Client Alan Dershowitz All Points Books We Stand Divided: The Rift Between American Jews and Israel Daniel...
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‘SHIVTEI: Lost & Found’ Explores Story of The Little Shul

At one time, South Philadelphia was home to more than 150 rowhouse synagogues, but about 12 years ago it almost lost the last example...

LIVE: Israeli Election Coverage

For the second time this year, Israelis head to the polls to determine whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will enjoy a record-setting fifth term,...
Avigdor Liberman, Benjamin Netanyahu, Ayelet Shaked, Ayman Odeh and Benny Gant

Here We Go Again: A Beginner’s Guide to Israel’s Election

Trying to understand next week’s Israeli elections can get confusing. Especially since we’re talking about the second election in one year. Longtime Prime Minister Benjamin...
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Nentanyahu Talked to NY Times About the Time He Almost Bombed Iran

By Ben Sales | JTA As of this writing, Israel has not bombed Iran’s nuclear program. But according to an exposé in The New York Times...