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  • Critics of the Iran nuclear pact wanted US prisoners to be part of the deal. So why are they crying ‘ransom’?

    You know the old joke about the definition of chutzpah? Well, critics of the nuclear deal with Iran are offering up a new punchline. First they vilify President Obama for agreeing to a deal that neglected U.S. prisoners being held by Iran. Then they cry ransom once the administration brings them home. On Thursday State…

  • On her big night, Hillary Clinton stresses Israel’s security, not the quest for peace

    It was Hillary Clinton’s night, but the Rev. William Barber II was the sleeper star. The self-described “theologically conservative, liberal, evangelical biblicist” drew repeated, enthusiastic applause –including when he described Jesus as a brown-skinned Palestinian Jew and declared that “when we love the Jewish child and the Palestinian child … we are reviving the heart…

  • Shalom, Amar’e Stoudemire: Goodbye to the NBA’s Jewish star

    For those obsessed with the search for Jewish big-time athletes, Amar’e Stoudemire, 33, was an unexpected dream and predictable heartbreaker — in short, the perfect punchline for a Jewish jocks joke. Finally, here was a bona fide NBA superstar — one of the most explosive, fiercest dunkers no less — who publicly started to identify with the Tribe… and…

  • After playing anti-Semitism card against Trump, Wasserman Schultz sunk by aides’ anti-Bernie emails

    NEW YORK (JTA) — Just last week, Debbie Wasserman Schultz was playing the anti-Semitism card against Donald Trump. But in a startling turnaround, on the eve of her own party’s convention, it’s the South Florida congresswoman who is out as chair of the Democratic National Committee — over a Jewish-related controversy of her own. At…

  • Is there a connection between Stargate and Melania Trump’s speech?

    It’s shaping up to be a tough series of news cycles for the Trump campaign, with the bulk of media attention focused on allegations that portions of Melania Trump’s speech Monday night at the Republican National Convention were plagiarized from Michelle Obama’s 2008 convention speech. But here are two silver linings for the Trump team: At least no one is…

  • Randi Zuckerberg links Jewish values and business advice in talk to philanthropists

    SAN DIEGO (JTA) — In a talk to hundreds of philanthropists and foundation representatives, former Facebook spokesperson and marketing director Randi Zuckerberg credited Shabbat and other Jewish concepts for some of her main pieces of business advice. Zuckerberg told the crowd that she was bemused by those who viewed her emphasis on life balance as…

  • Indie bands and intellectuals at the ‘Woodstock of Jewish identity’

    BALTIMORE (JTA) — My teenage years were pretty Jewy. Back in high school, I happily attended Jewish day school, spent summers at a Jewish camp, went on a group Israel trip and took part in a few youth group events. So it was a strange feeling I experienced over President’s Day weekend when I found…

  • Conservative synagogues, Ruderman ramp up disability inclusion initiative

    (JTA) — The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism is launching a new push to help congregations become inclusive of people with disabilities. The initiative, funded by a $375,000 three-year grant from the Ruderman Family Foundation, will involve up to 20 congregations. Each synagogue will assess its current handling of disabilities issues, create an action plan…

  • Why Bernie Sanders isn’t beating Joe Lieberman on Jewish pride

    Lieberman may have gotten all the Jewish hoopla, but most Jews in America look a lot more like the Jew who just won the New Hampshire primary: secular and liberal.

  • Israel’s Ron Dermer to ZOA: We must defeat ‘militant Islam,’ but Islam is not the enemy

    The Zionist Organization of America’s annual dinner also featured calls for tough action against Palestinian incitement and terrorism, high praise for Sheldon Adelson and criticisms of the Obama administration.