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A memorial to Tree of Life shooting victims

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...
Rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey Myers at a podium

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 —...
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Jewish Organizations Urge US to Meet Refugee Resettlement Goal

Update: The original article was corrected on Aug. 14, 2019 to correct information regarding HIAS Pennsylvania signing the letter. On Aug. 7 — the same...
a bottle of kosher Manischewitz wine being poured into a wine glass

News Briefs: Manischewitz to Sell Kosher Food Business and More

Manischewitz to Sell Kosher Food Business The Manischewitz Co. is getting out of the kosher food business. JTA reported that Newark, New Jersey-based Manischewitz will sell...
A gun on the ground with its bullets taken out beside it

Rabbis Offer Guidance After Tragic Shootings

It was a devastating weekend. Two mass shootings left 31 dead and dozens wounded. On Aug. 3, a gunman killed 22 shoppers in an El Paso,...
a desk name plate that says death penalty next to a gavel and handcuffs

Rabbis Discuss Jewish View of Capital Punishment

By Adam Reinherz and Eric Schucht Rabbis across Pennsylvania are concerned at both spiritual and Talmudic levels about the ramifications entailed in the resumption of...
Anne Neuberger

News Briefs: Orthodox Woman Named to Key NSA Post and More

The Forward Hires New Editor The Forward announced that it named New York Times senior editor Jodi Rudoren, 48, as its editor-in-chief. Rudoren was the Times’...
U.S. Rep Ted Deutch next to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a group of 10 people

Pa. Native Rep. Ted Deutch Talks Israel, Anti-Semitism

Ted Deutch, the Democratic congressman from Florida, remembers quite a bit from his time at Camp Ramah in the Poconos. There’s the way he was...