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  • Israeli mall workers drawing attention from U.S. law enforcement

    At shopping malls across the United States, Israeli workers are hawking hand creams, eye lotions and hair straighteners from brand-name Israeli manufacturers. American law enforcement is starting to notice. JTA’s Gil Shefler reports.

  • Shoe bigwig Stuart Weitzman gifts $1 million to Maccabi USA

    Shoe designer Stuart Weitzman, a former member of the U.S. Maccabiah Games table tennis team, donated $1 million to Maccabi USA.

  • N.J. firm wins original rights to drill in Golan Heights

    A New Jersey-based company was awarded the first license to drill for oil in the Golan Heights.

  • Is Judaism a religion, race or culture?

    Rachel Stein was the winner of BBYO’s BBG Oratory Contest, the results of which were announced at BBYO’s International Convention 2013, which ended Sunday in Washington, DC. She addressed the prompt: “Is Judaism a religions, race or culture? Can it be all three? Is it something entirely different?”

  • What does Jewish “brotherly love” look like in 2013?

    Nathan Levy was the winner of BBYO’s AZA Oratory Contest, the result of which were announced at BBYO’s International Convention in 2013, which ended Sunday in Washington, DC. He addressed the prompt: “What does brotherly love look like in 2013 and how can it be made stronger?

  • U.S. haredi rabbis group opposes drafting haredim into Israeli army

    An umbrella group of haredi Orthodox rabbis in the United States voiced its opposition to the drafting of yeshiva students into the Israeli army.

  • Synagogue in Siberia damaged by meteorite

    A synagogue in Siberia was lightly damaged by a meteorite that fell nearby.

  • As N.Y. haredi Orthodox population surges, battles over city neighborhoods ensue

    Haredi Orthodox communities in Brooklyn are responsible for the bulk of Jewish population growth in the greater New York City area. But the absence of housing is drawing the community into conflict with its neighbors. JTA’s Gil Shefler reports.

  • Brooklyn College probing removal of Jewish students from BDS event

    Brooklyn College launched a probe into allegations that Jewish students were wrongly ejected from an event hosted by the school in support of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

  • Misha Galperin gets down to business

    Nobody likes to be late to the party, but Misha Galperin, the head of the Jewish Agency for Israel’s fundraising arm in the United States, concedes his organization earned that distinction when it comes to collecting direct donations. That’s because for decades JAFI’s entire operating budget came from the Jewish Federations of North America, Keren…