Pressley’s Massachusetts Win Puts Spotlight on Her Israel Record

Ayanna Pressley upset 10-term Democratic Rep. Michael Capuano in the Tuesday-night primary for the party nomination in Massachusetts’ 7th District. Unopposed by a Republican in the general election, Pressley is expected to...

Longtime Boston Federation President Barry Shrage Looks Back, Forges Ahead

Barry Shrage has had a good run — a great one, actually. In fact, he says, “I’ve been lucky all my life.” This comes after the 71-year-old Bronx native...

American Jewish Baseball Players Make Aliyah for Olympics

Ten American-Jewish Major League and Minor League Baseball players are beginning the process of making aliyah next week, in order to be eligible to play for Israel at the...

Bolton, Rivlin Discuss Challenges for Israel, U.S.

A day after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, discussing matters related to Gaza, the Israeli-Palestinian...

Jewish Groups Welcome $60 Million Homeland Security Funding Grants

The US Department of Homeland Security’s announcement last week of the awarding of $60 million in federal security grants to nonprofit organizations at high risk of a terrorist attack...

Groups Urge Senate to Pass Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act

With the ongoing plight of Middle East Christians and other minorities at the hands of Islamic extremists, some 73 national and local organizations have been calling on the Senate...

Jews in Florida’s Panhandle Survey Damage

https://youtu.be/5tBu58M9s50 (JTA) — When he and his wife moved to Pensacola, Florida, on Sunday afternoon, Rabbi Mendel Danow expected to spend the following couple of weeks settling in and buying...

Jewish Groups Welcome Approval of Human Shields Act

Top US Jewish groups have welcomed the Senate’s passage on Thursday of legislation designed to counter the use of human shields by two main anti-Israel terrorist organizations. “We applaud the...

Orthodox Jew Murdered in Possible Serial Killing in Chicago

A 24-year-old observant Jew was murdered on Tuesday in Chicago’s Loyola Park, the target of a possible serial killer. Eliyahu Moscowitz, a member of the Chabad Lubavitch community and a...

Flooded Wilmington, N.C. Preparing for Yom Kippur

As the 25-hour Yom Kippur fast approaches, Wilmington’s Jews are unsure whether they will have sufficient supplies and shelter before the fast begins. Rabbis, community organizers and volunteers throughout...

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New York state councilman sorry for suggesting Orthodox Jews aren’t ‘normal’

(JTA) — A councilman in upstate New York apologized for a text that juxtaposed Orthodox Jews with “normal” ones. Peter Bradley, a member of the...

William Goldman, who wrote ‘Princess Bride’ and ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,’ dies...

(JTA) — William Goldman, a novelist and screenwriter who twice won the Oscars for his work on “All the President’s Men” and “Butch Cassidy...

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