Larry Gordon: Protest Politics

  Back in 1968, I was in camp in Ferndale, New York. I had one of those small transistor radios that allowed me to listen to a local news broadcast,...

Ossoff, Warnock Win Georgia Senate Races

Democrat Jon Ossoff has defeated incumbent Republican Sen. David Perdue in one of the two U.S. Senate runoffs held in Georgia on Tuesday to determine which party would control...

Jewish Georgia Caught Up in Deep National Partisan Divide

While most of the country is dealing with the hangover from the highly divisive 2020 presidential election, aside from recounts and accusations of election fraud, the intensity has continued...

No Budget Compromise Reached; Knesset Will Disband

By The Jerusalem Post A bill proposed to avoid Knesset shutdown and a fourth elections in two years has failed to pass on Monday night, sealing Israel's fate. 47 MKs voted...

What Two Wisconsin Judges Got for Voting Against Trump Appeal: Antisemitic Hate

(JTA) — One commenter said Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Jill Karofsky was “hooked-nosed” and posted a corresponding antisemitic caricature of her. Another called her a “terrorist” and said she...

From the Editor: Time’s Up

A young man went to his rabbi to discuss a serious issue. The rabbi listened intently and afterward suggested that the young man focus on the matter with intensity...

Jedwab: Fully Illuminated

  Every year on Rosh Hashanah, I make the same leek kugel. My family takes a simultaneous bite and recites out loud the corresponding entreaty of G-d: “May it be...

Trump’s Hanukkah Party Cries ‘Four More Years’

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — To cries of “four more years” President Donald Trump told guests at a White House Hanukkah Party that he could stay in office “if certain...

From the Editor: Et tu Brute?

You park your car in the driveway and it is stolen overnight. That happens all too often just about everywhere. A few days later the police call to say...

Did Jewish Organizations Divorce President Trump?

By Elliot Pasik It’s a provocative headline, and I wrote it. I’ll explain. A rabbi answers the door to his study. A familiar man presents himself. “Rabbi,” the man says, “can you...
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Aisav’s Tears and AOC’s Tears

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com The headlines blasted how in today’s vote on Iron Dome funding – which passed 420-9, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) both...

YUConnects Celebrates 500th Engagement

YU’s unique relationship-building resource caters to entire Jewish community New York, NY, September 23, 2021 – What began 13 years ago as a local effort...

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