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  • Bringing tefillin, connection to prison

    It’s not unusual to see Chabadniks wrapping tefillin around men’s arms, and reciting and explaining the blessings, but it’s less familiar when the setting is prison and the pupils are convicts.

  • Rabbi in Iraq leads his Pa. book club

    Plenty of rabbis lead their congregation’s book club, but Jon Cutler of Tiferes B’nai Israel in Pennsylvania may be the only one who does so from a war zone.

  • JTA wins four AJPA awards

    JTA garnered three first-place awards at the American Jewish Press Association’s annual meeting this week in Washington, including in the investigative reporting category for the fifth straight year.

  • “Guerrilla marketing” boosts Israel 60 festival in D.C.

    Organizers of the Israel@60 festival on the National Mall employed a relatively inexpensive, fairly creative approach to promoting an event.