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From left: Talia Rumsky and Zoey Fox-Snider say the 2018 shooting has defined their high school experience.

Two Years Later, Parkland Jews Feel Unsafe

By Josefin Dolsten / JTA It was during Zoey Fox-Snider’s sophomore year that a gunman entered her campus at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School here. The...

Survey Finds Political Split Between Haredi and Modern Orthodox

By Laura E. Adkins and Ben Sales / JTA Last year, one of the largest Orthodox synagogue associations in the United States held a gala...

‘Massive Education’ Sought After Troubling Pew Study

About a week ahead of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the Pew Research Center released findings from a new study, “What...
Beyond Sausage

Jewish Community Debates Beyond Sausage

By Jesse Bernstein and David Rullo When it was first introduced in 2016, the Impossible Burger was embraced by vegetarians and the Jewish community alike. Suddenly...
Mission partipants pose for a picture on Edmund Pettus Bridge, site of the Bloody Sunday attacks, in Selma, Alabama.

Jewish Mission Visits Civil Rights Sites

A week before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, an activist-minded group from Philadelphia’s Jewish community headed to the American South to visit several...
Jews wearing Star of David badges, Lodz Ghetto, Poland, 1940-1944.

Survey Finds Most Adults in U.S. Don’t Know Holocaust Specifics

By Ben Sales Half of American adults are unaware of basic facts regarding Nazism and the Holocaust, including the number of Jews who were killed...
Six burning candles against black background

Greater Philadelphia to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation

It was 75 years ago that the Red Army arrived at the largest of the Nazi concentration and death camps: Auschwitz-Birkenau. Among those liberated...
photo of first Zionist Congress in 1897.

Diaspora Jews Have Their Say: World Zionist Congress 2020

The World Zionist Congress, in a sentence: “Nobody knows what it is,” laughed Mort Klein, national president of the Zionist Organization of America and...
attendees at the march against anti-Semitism

‘We’re Not Standing Silent’: Philadelphians Join March Against Anti-Semitism

The spirit of tikkun olam was awake early Jan. 5, even if those carrying it were still half-asleep. Three buses left the Philadelphia area around...
a volunteer Orthodox guard in Monsey, N.Y.

After Stabbing, Monsey’s Orthodox Jews Are Defiant

By Ben Sales / JTA MONSEY, N.Y. — When a man wielding a machete burst into a Chanukkah party at a rabbi’s house in this...