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Chabad of Poway building

News Briefs: The Pences Visit Chabad of Poway and More

Panel to Discuss Millennials Fighting Back Against Anti-Semitism Jewish and pro-Israel organizations will host a millennial panel next month in New York about combating anti-Semitism. The...
A sign reads Netroots Nation above the convention in Philadelphia

Netroots Panel Equates Zionism With White Supremacy

While presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Kristin Gillibrand and Julián Castro drew national attention at the 14th annual progressive gathering Netroots Nation in Philadelphia last...
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, also known as the Lubavitcher Rebbe

News Briefs: Thousands Pay Tribute to the Rebbe and More

Alabama Shul Struggling to Survive It’s the only synagogue in Selma, Alabama, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports, and now 120-year-old Temple Mishkan Israel is in...
kosher beef and corn on the cob on a charcoal barbecue grill

Backyard Barbecue, Kosher-Style

By Ethel G. Hofman Barbecuing is primal, even dangerous. It’s looked on as a guy thing—all that fire, smoke, sharp implements and mountains of meat. But...
Four different beers

News Briefs: German Town Buys Entire Beer Supply to ‘Dry the Nazis out’ and...

First Overall Pick in NHL Draft is Jewish The New Jersey Devils made Jack Hughes the first overall pick June 21 in the National Hockey...
Sen. Kristen Gillibrand during the second Democratic Presidential debate

In Debate With Little Foreign Policy, Gillibrand Pledges to ‘Engage Iran to Stabilize’ Mideast

By Jackson Richman The second Democratic presidential primary debate on Thursday night barely featured a discussion on Iran, let alone foreign policy. However, New York...
Presidential candidates during the first Democratic primary debate

At First Democratic Presidential Debate, Mideast Issues Take Backseat to Domestic Concerns

By Jackson Richman At the first of several expected Democratic primary debates for the 2020 presidential elections, issues pertaining to the Middle East took a...
Gov. Tom Wolf

News Briefs: Gov. Wolf Vetoes EITC Expansion Bill and More

Gov. Wolf Vetoes EITC Expansion Bill Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has rejected legislation that would have expanded the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program from $110...
A photo of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, who made a controversial comment about concentration camps

AOC’s Concentration Camp Comment Stirs Reactions

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made headlines on June 18 when she tweeted a June 13 Esquire article that referred to the migrant detention centers...
Lockers in a hallway. American Hebrew Academy suddenly closed recently

American Hebrew Academy Unexpectedly Closes, Leaving Students in the Lurch

Abbie Hirsch had “never been the school type” when she began at the American Hebrew Academy during her sophomore year of high school in...