American Jews Grapple With Profound Political Shifts

BY RON KAMPEAS PITTSBURGH (JTA) — American Jews woke up on Wednesday to a presidential election that is extending their anxiety and to electoral maps that show a Republican Party changed...

What Israel and Morocco Will Gain By Reestablishing Ties

The Dec. 10 announcement of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Morocco and Israel marked the fourth time in the past four months that Muslim-majority nation officially “friended” Israel. But...

Why Israelis Can’t Turn Protests Into Lasting Change

By Noa Balf (JTA) — In 2003, Vicki Knafo, a single mother of three surviving in part on government subsidies, began a 127-mile journey — on foot — from Mitzpe Ramon to Jerusalem...

Right View: Tracing Two Millennia of Antisemitism Forward to Auschwitz

The Nazi decision to exterminate the Jews worldwide was a culmination of centuries of persecution and antisemitism inspired by the teachings of the Christian church and its leaders. Jew...

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...

Upheavals Due to Coronavirus Pose Challenges for US-Israel Relationship

JNS.org – As the world’s attention has been focused on combating the spread of the coronavirus for the past two months, presidential primary campaign politics in the United States...

Where Dems and Republicans Are Trying to Woo Jewish Swing Voters

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — One thing we know about elections is that Jewish voters can make a difference. Take Florida: The Sunshine State’s Jewish voters helped deliver its critical electoral...

George H.W. Bush, President With Complicated Jewish Legacy, Dies at 94

WASHINGTON (JTA) – George H. W. Bush, the one-term president whose public grappling with Jewish leaders made headlines while his private interventions helped bring tens of thousands of Jews out...

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...

Gulf States Show Warming Relations With Israel

The Warsaw summit on the Middle East held earlier this month served as the latest reminder of the growth of unofficial relations between Israel and Sunni-Arab Gulf states. The conference...
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Jill Biden pays tribute to Jonathan Sacks at yeshiva fundraiser in Detroit

(JTA) — First Lady Jill Biden gave the keynote speech Sunday at the Yeshiva Beth Yehudah annual fundraiser dinner in Detroit, a gala that...

Yeshiva University Welcomes Muslim World League Secretary General Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Al-Issa for Inaugural Presidential Forum Conversation

On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Al-Issa, secretary general of the Muslim World League, visited Yeshiva University to participate in “Jews and...

Biden names Atlanta Jewish leader as envoy to UN Human Rights Council

(JTA) — President Joe Biden named a leader of the Atlanta Jewish community to the United Nations Human Rights Council, a body that has...

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