Study: Young Pro-Israel Activists Are Truly Diverse Bunch

WASHINGTON Jewish student leaders may be strident in their Israel advocacy, but they are tolerant in defining pro-Israel activism and diverse in their political views. Those...

Penn State Gymnast Reflects on Olympics

  Among those who grabbed headlines related to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal surrounding Penn State University’s football program was Graham Spanier, the Jewish...

In Ukraine, New Funds for Survivors Bring Relief — and New Expectations

  ODESSA, Ukraine In her dilapidated apartment, Larisa Rakovskaya examines a stack of unpaid heating bills. Sick and alone, the 86-year-old Holocaust survivor and widow is...

A Leader in Child Abuse Prevention

    TULSA, Oklahoma It was an unlikely place, it might seem, for both such a conference and its major sponsors. But for two days the Israel-based...

Cuba Willing to Negotiate for Gross

  CUBA (JTA) — A Cuban Foreign Ministry official rejected claims by the wife of Alan Gross that the jailed American contractor was in ill...

Soloveichik vs. Wolpe: Two Rabbis, Two Parties, Two Philosophies

CHARLOTTE, N.C.   Republicans and Democrats may not have much common ground this election year, yet their national conventions shared one feature: Both gatherings were blessed...

Will Jews Make or Break Obama?

Charlotte, N.C. Jewish swing voters could make or break President Barack Obama's bid for re-election. At least that's the case that Democratic Party leaders made in...

In Bible Belt Towns, Jews Face Curiosity, Ignorance

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. Sometimes, Benjamin Ro­senthal thinks about leaving the small town of Indianola, Miss., pop. 11,000, where he spent most of his life.   He wants to...

National Briefs – Week of Sept. 6, 2012

Calif. Democratic Party Chair Apologizes WASHINGTON (JTA) — John Burton, the chairman of the Democratic Party in California, apologized to those who took offense at...

New Orleans Area Jews Prepared for a Wet and Powerless Shabbat

Of all the unknowns being discussed as Hurricane Isaac approached New Orleans, members of Congregation Shir Chadash knew one thing for certain. “Nobody wanted to...