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Why Ari Shavit’s fall from grace stings for so many American Jews

Why Ari Shavit’s fall from grace stings for so many American Jews

It’s the demise of an Israeli writer whose impact on American Jewish liberals was profound.

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United States Postal Service 2016 Hanukkah stamp (Courtesy of USPS)

Postal Service puts its stamp (literally) on Florida Jewry

Avital Chizhik (Facebook)

2nd Jewish-American journalist speaks of sexual misconduct by Israeli media personality

Roger Waters performing at Yankee Stadium in New York City, July 6, 2012. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Rock star Roger Waters said to lose $4 million over anti-Israel activism

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United States


A Brooklyn judge becomes America’s first Hasidic woman to serve in public office

A lawyer and community activist defies conventions to become a community "trailblazer."

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Israel & Middle East

Ari Shavit in Beverly Hills, Ca., May 5, 2015 (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Israeli journalist Ari Shavit apologizes for ‘misunderstanding’ in response to reporter’s sexual assault account

"Today I understand, with sorrow, that I completely misunderstood our interaction in that meeting," the Haaretz columnist wrote of his meeting with Danielle Berrin.

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From the JTA Archives


Got Judaism, Need a Workout? Sport Groups Serve Outdoorsy Jews

Israel's Hapoel Tel Aviv player Etay Schechter (C) celebrates after scoring against Austria's Red Bull Salzburg, during their Champions League Play-off round match in Salzburg on August 18, 2010.AFP PHOTO/SAMUEL KUBANI (Photo credit should read SAMUEL KUBANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli soccer union suspends controversial kippah ban


Israel Will Oppose Admission of Germany into Unesco; Delegate Says Nazism Still Lives

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Spain’s Jewish ‘ghost towns’ seek a boost from living Jews

Twenty years after its establishment, Spain's network of Jewish heritage sites is struggling to realize a touristic potential obscured by lacking data, meager funds and disagreements on Israel.

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Talking Politics with Our Son When My Husband & I Don’t Agree

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Life & Culture

Theo Epstein and Mike Chernoff

Theo Epstein vs. Mike Chernoff: The Jewish minds behind the Cubs and the Indians

Epstein, 42, has already built a World Series winner with the Boston Red Sox, while Chernoff, 35, is seeking a title in his first season as the Tribe's general manager.

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