Local News

Community Briefs: Food Drive, New Book, More

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High Holidays Food Drive Underway The Mitzvah Food Program of Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s largest food drive of the year is underway, with collections...

National News

Boston’s Jewish Advocate Newspaper, Founded by Theodor Herzl, Has Closed

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(JTA) — The Jewish Advocate, a 118-year-old newspaper in Boston founded by Theodor Herzl, is the latest victim of the coronavirus crisis. The weekly announced...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Will Be the First Jew to Lie in State at the...

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By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — As she made history during her illustrious life, Ruth Bader Ginsburg will do so upon her passing: She will...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, First Jewish Woman to Serve on Supreme Court, Dies at 87

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By Sarah Wildman WASHINGTON (JTA) – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve on the Supreme Court and a tireless advocate for gender...

Arts

What We’re Excited to Read This Fall

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There are more than a few “big books” coming out this fall. Don DeLillo and Marilynne Robinson both have forthcoming novels, and Barack Obama has...

Jews of Philly Fashion: Gabrielle Mandel

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It’s the newest edition of Jews of Philly Fashion, introducing you to the Chosen few who dress our city. They might mix wool and...

‘Schitt’s Creek’ Stars Champion Community at Main Event

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Before popular Canadian comedy series “Schitt’s Creek” swept the Emmys this week with a whopping nine wins, the show’s Eugene Levy, Dan Levy and...

More Restrictive Coronavirus Lockdown Set for Israel

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By Marcy Oster Israelis are facing a much more restrictive general lockdown, including the closure of synagogues, to prevent the record spread of the coronavirus. The...

Israel Hits Daily Record of Nearly 7,000 New Coronavirus Cases, Tighter Restrictions Considered

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By Marcy Oster As Israel racked up a record nearly 7,000 new coronavirus cases in one day,  the government met to consider tightening restrictions, including...

Guy Niv Becomes First Israeli to Complete Tour de France

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By Marcy Oster Guy Niv became the first Israeli to complete the Tour de France, the premier event in world cycling. Niv, 26, a member of...