Julie Wiener is a features writer for JTA. Previously, she was the associate editor of The New York Jewish Week, where she wrote about education, food and assorted other topics along with intermarriage.
December 19, 2013 3:55pm
Once a cemetery stops digging fresh graves, the income stream to maintain the cemetery dries up. What happens then?
December 16, 2013 5:33pm
Dozens of rabbis will shave their heads at a Reform rabbinic gathering in tribute to Samuel Asher Sommer, who died after an 18-month battle against leukemia.
December 12, 2013 4:32pm
Eric Fingerhut discusses Hillel’s Israel guidelines in light of the conflict with Swarthmore Hillel’s repudiation of them.
December 11, 2013 4:14pm
At several conclaves edibles take center stage.
December 11, 2013 3:05pm
Hillel International responded to growing criticism of Israel on campus by adopting guidelines that limit the range of views that can be heard under the group’s umbrella. Now one campus chapter is pushing back.
December 10, 2013 1:05pm
A growing chorus of data evangelists believe synagogues can become more welcoming places by relying more on numbers. Are they right?
December 3, 2013 2:50pm
How can someone go from not knowing the Hebrew alphabet to being conversationally proficient?
December 2, 2013 4:26pm
Only 52 percent of American Jews know the Hebrew alphabet and only 10 percent can carry on a conversation in Hebrew. Can a new Hebrew Language Council counter Hebrew illiteracy in America?
November 27, 2013 1:01pm
Why are Jewish preschool leaders unenthusiastic about free tuition?
November 26, 2013 2:10pm
A spate of attacks in which Jews have been randomly punched in the face by black assailants has residents of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, wondering if they’re seeing a return to the bad old days of the 1990s.