Democrats, Many of Them Jewish, Win the House, Step Into Key Roles

By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — If you thought the first half of Donald Trump’s first term as president was volatile, think about the next two years: His hated opponents, the...

Measles Outbreak in Detroit Linked to Israeli Carrier

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (Detroit Jewish News via JTA) — Health officials and local Jewish institutions are warning about an outbreak of measles in the Detroit area that has been linked to a...

Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Spreads to 5 States, Kills 4 in U.S.

An outbreak of a rare and deadly type of meningitis has killed four people and caused at least 30 others to fall ill in five states America, health officials...

U of Michigan Passes Resolutions Targeting Israel

A sign at the University of Michigan — Ann Arbor. Photo: Ken Lund. A divestment resolution targeting Israel was adopted by students at the University of Michigan-Flint last week. The resolution,...

Stout Beer and Six Hours

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There is beer - and there is stout beer. Stout beer is darker beer than the regular beer generally served at Shalom Zachars....

Parkland Official Thanks Jewish Community for Support

(JTA) — Stacy Kagan, the vice mayor of Parkland, Florida, gave the key to the city of Parkland to Gail Norry, chair of JFNA’s Emergency Response Committee, eight months...

Analysis: AIPAC Tries to Define Where It Stands

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — The American Israel Public Affairs Committee wants you to know it will not be silenced. “When they try to silence us, we speak up, and...

Five Biggest American Jewish News Stories of 2018

From triumph to tragedy, 2018 was a busy year for American Jewry. Take a look at what JNS is naming the top five stories of the year. 1. Pittsburgh synagogue...

Israeli-American Coalition for Action Appoints New Director

The Israeli-American Coalition for Action (IAC for Action) has announced that Jonathan Harris will serve as its new executive director. Harris comes from a deep background of working in the...

‘Zionists Not Welcome’: San Francisco State University’s Apology to Jewish Community Sparks Backlash

Anti-Zionist messages found at San Francisco State University on Feb. 23, 2018. Photo: Facebook/International Socialist Organization. An apology by the president of San Francisco State University to members of the...

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Arizona Amends Anti-BDS law

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill on Tuesday to amend the state’s law prohibiting public contractors from boycotting Israel. The 2016 anti-BDS bill was...

Passover Seder to Be Celebrated in Former Warsaw Ghetto

For the first time since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, some 100 Diaspora Jewish families will celebrate the Jewish festival of redemption in the heart...

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If you’ve never heard an Arab calling out “alter zachen” (“old things”) in Yiddish, then you’ve never experienced pre-Passover preparations in Jerusalem. It’s part...

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