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Heather Barbera

Brief: Heather Barbera Pleads Guilty to Murder

Heather Barbera, 43, who was arrested last year on charges relating to the deaths of her mother and grandmother, pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter...

National News

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Five Jewish Things to Watch for at Tonight’s Democratic Debate

By Ron Kampeas / JTA Twelve candidates will crowd the debate stage tonight at Otterbein University in a suburb of Columbus, the capital of Ohio,...
Rabbi Sanford Akselrad

Q&A: Las Vegas Rabbi on Leading a Synagogue in ‘Sin City’

By Josefin Dolsten / JTA Congregation Ner Tamid is located a half an hour drive away from the Las Vegas Strip, where each luxury hotel...
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Study: American Jews Are Older, Whiter, More Liberal Than Country as a Whole

By Ben Sales / JTA In the past seven years, the American Jewish population has grown 10 percent. It remains a population that is mostly liberal,...

Arts

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Book Review | ‘The Liar’ Tackles Lying and Its Costs

The Liar Ayelet Gundar-Goshen (Translated from Hebrew by Sondra Silverston) Little, Brown and Company Here is a woefully incomplete list of the lies that are told in...
Sonnambula

Leonora Duarte: A Converso With a Talent for Composition

By Elizabeth Weinfield My first exposure to the music of Baroque composer Leonora Duarte (1610–1678) came while sight-reading with friends years ago on a frosty...
Zafer Tawil, Udi Bar-David, Fouad Dakwar, Shira Samuels-Shragg, Tammy Scheffer and Nathalie Handal

ARTolerance Day of Peace Event Brings Israelis, Palestinians Together

Udi Bar-David, a cellist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, was the first to take his spot on stage for “Dialogue in Three Movements: An Artistic...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and party leaders

At Inauguration of Knesset, Celebration Dampened by Deadlock

By Dov Lipman / JNS A red carpet was laid in the plaza leading up to the entrance to the Knesset, Israel’s parliament building in...
Benjamin Netanyahu next to an Israeli flag

Netanyahu Tasked With Forming Next Government

By Sam Sokol / JTA Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will get his second try this year to form Israel’s government after talks aimed at creating...
Israel’s baseball team with sign that says "Tokyo, Here we come!"

Israel’s Baseball Team Earns Trip to 2020 Olympics

When you consider the odds, the idea that Israel’s national baseball team could qualify for a spot at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo...