May 21, 2003 9:00am
A new documentary, “The First Basket,” traces the rich Jewish heritage of basketball, from the rise of college legends and early pro players to the scandals and demographic shifts that cut back Jewish interest in the game.
April 28, 2003 9:00am
The latest report of increasing intermarriage in the American Jewish community may add to the sense of crisis among Jewish groups. Many fear an erosion of Jewish awareness in these families.
April 22, 2003 9:00am
To Rabbi Irwin Kula, Jewish outreach means reaching way, way out. Kula,president of the New York-based National Center for Learning and Leadership, or CLAL, is hosting a new PBS-TV series called “Simple Wisdom” that is taking Torah into America’s livin
April 8, 2003 9:00am
The release of the latest national Jewish population study, already beset by technical woes and delays, will be postponed once again pending an independent review.
April 1, 2003 10:00am
While the country’s wealthiest Jews account for a hefty 22% of the country’s major charitable gifts, little of this money goes to Jewish causes, according to a new study. At a time when many Jewish institutions are struggling for funding, the
March 25, 2003 10:00am
French Jews have grown so disgusted with anti-Semitism that more than one quarter of them are considering emigrating, according to a new survey of the French Jewish community. Some French Jewish leaders have objected to the methods and findings of the sur
March 18, 2003 10:00am
Purim celebrates the Jewish victory over evil in Persia. This year, it also heralds a war against a modern despot, Saddam Hussein. Jewish leaders and thinkers are picking up on the historic echoes, particularly since the 1991 Gulf War also ended on Purim.
March 18, 2003 10:00am
The Brave, a kind of Web-based bulletin board, was launched last month. It is believed to be the first devoted to Jews in the armed forces, and is being used by soldiers seeking Jewish chaplains, by military spouses seeking support, and by soldiers and th
March 6, 2003 10:00am
On most Shabbats, the Germantown Jewish Centre is buzzing; more than 300 of the synagogue’s 540 members typically attend. A national group is offering$1 million in grants to help other congregations follow this model by offering activities beyond si
March 4, 2003 10:00am
The Conservative movement’s rabbinical union has asked its legal body to study whether homosexuality is allowed under halachah, or Jewish law, adding momentum to a Conservative shift toward equal treatment of gays and lesbians.
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