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‘Birthright for moms’ resonates with world’s small Jewish communities

‘Birthright for moms’ resonates with world’s small Jewish communities

In largely unobservant Greece and Turkey, subsidized Israel trips for Jewish women offer a rare opportunity to connect to the Jewish state.

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Jared Kushner attending the premiere of "A Film Unfinished" at MOMA - Celeste Bartos Theater in New York City, Aug. 11, 2010. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Foundation of Jared Kushner’s parents donated tens of thousands of dollars to West Bank groups

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Rep. Keith Ellison testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights Subcommittee in Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 2014. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Jewish head of teachers union defends Keith Ellison

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United States


The Defender newsroom on Chicago's South Side in the late 1940s, with Audrey Weaver, the first woman city editor of any American newspaper, in the center. (Courtesy of Abbott Sengstacke Family Papers)


A white Jewish reporter, a black newspaper and a century of common causes

Ethan Michaeli has written a history of The Chicago Defender, an African American-owned newspaper where he worked as a young journalist.

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Israel & Middle East

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How Israel is courting tourists from India and China

From celebrity endorsements to ad campaigns, the Israeli government is doubling down on its efforts to woo visitors from Asia.

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From the JTA Archives

Women of the Wall members bringing Torahs to the Western Wall, Nov. 2, 2016. (Screenshot from Twitter)

American Jews protest in solidarity with Women of the Wall


Candidates Differ on Israel


After Israel’s deadly fire, mourning, vows to rebuild and finger pointing

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Labour Party’s Jeremy Corbyn visits former Nazi camp at Terezin

"Never forget," tweeted Corbyn, who has been accused of doing too little to curb rampant anti-Semitism among party members and lawmakers.

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From 70 Faces Media


What Every Grocery Store Gets Wrong About Hanukkah


Why Israeli Food Is Trending in the US


The Basketball Victory That Changed Israel Forever

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Life & Culture


Trees aflame in the northern Israeli city of Haifa, Nov. 25, 2016. (Gili Yaari /Flash90)


Why planting more trees in Israel is a bad idea right now

Replanting the forests after the fires would do irreversible damage to Israel's already weakened ecosystem, writes a top Israeli environmentalist.

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