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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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Mass Shooting Victims’ Families Form Community at Retreat

It’s a community no one chose to be a part of, but the support members find from within it has been invaluable. Earlier this month,...
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As Orthodox Community in Lakewood Grows, Tensions Spill Out

By Faygie Holt (August 29, 2019 / JNS) When the power went out in Jackson, N.J., on a particularly hot summer night, Howard Orama and his family, including...
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Justice Department Seeks Death Penalty for Tree of Life Shooter

By Adam Reinherz The Justice Department filed notice of intent to seek the death penalty against an alleged shooter who killed 11 Jews inside the...
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Why ‘Dual Loyalty’ Comments Are Anti-Semitic

Dual loyalty is back in the headlines. Taking questions in the Oval Office on Aug. 20, President Donald Trump, while addressing the recent decision by...
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Some Survivors of Pittsburgh Attack Oppose Death Penalty for Accused

Congregation Dor Hadash sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr earlier this month imploring him to forgo seeking the death penalty in...
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News Briefs: Jews Victims of Tire Slashings in Lakewood, New Jersey, and More

California Legislators Symbolically Affix Mezuzahs to Office Doors In support of recently passed legislation that prohibits landlords and homeowners associations from preventing tenants from hanging...
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Becoming Rabbi Myers

By Adam Reinherz PITTSBURGH — Nestled high in Shadyside is a reconstituted office filled with papers, plaques and presents. The memento-covered space in Rodef Shalom...
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News Briefs: Ancestry.com Makes Holocaust Records Available to Public and More

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Offers Online Jewish Studies Major The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee announced it has established an entirely online Jewish studies undergraduate degree program —...