Social Distancing Will Take Toll on Orthodox Community

By SAMUEL HEILMAN NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (JTA) — Recalling the culture of the Eastern European shtetl in their famous book of the same name, Mark Zborowski and Elizabeth Herzog wrote that...

Bret Stephens Under Fire for NY Times Column on Jewish Intelligence

(JTA) — New York Times columnist Bret Stephens came under fire on social media for an op ed in which he wrote that Ashkenazi Jews are more intelligent than...

Is Israel Headed for Another Runoff Election?

BY DOV LIPMAN (October 11, 2019 / JNS) As the situation stands right now, Israel seems to be headed toward a third election in the early months of 2020. The Likud Central Committee met on...

The Trump-Ukraine Controversy Explained

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Reports over the past week about the president involving a phone call, an intelligence community whistleblower and an allegation that Trump extorted a U.S. ally...

5 Things to Watch After Israel’s Too-Close-to-Call Election

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The morning after Israel’s second national election in five months, the results are still unclear. According to the latest vote count, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trailing...

Rep. Zeldin Finds ‘Disloyalty’ Jab a Bridge Too Far

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Of the many Jews unsettled by President Donald Trump’s claim that voting for Democrats would demonstrate “disloyalty” to Israel and to other Jews, Lee Zeldin might be in...

Who’s Funding Illegal Palestinian Settlements In Area C?

By Edwin Black Part 1 “Area C,” also known as Judea and Samaria, is making news these days. This time, the hot-button issue is illegal Palestinian settlements sprouting across the region,...

Is Iron Dome Losing Its Touch?

TEL AVIV (JTA) — After the weekend’s fighting between Hamas and the Israeli army, some Israelis have raised questions about the strength of their country’s missile defenses. Over the course of...

Manuscripts Made Public Offer Insights Into Einstein’s Pre-War Thoughts

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Albert Einstein writes about science and concern over the rise of the Nazis in Germany in 110 new manuscript pages made public, for the first time,...

Momo, TikTok: Are We Paying Attention to Kids’ Security Online?

By Jacob Rubinstein You would be hard-pressed to find someone who has heard about the Momo story, whether it is a hoax or not, and not been shaken with fear...
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