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  • Hooting for change in the Jewish world

    A group of women in owl costumes dished out "anti-awards" to several major Jewish organizations for their "sins," such as sexism and homophobia.

  • David Bar-Illan dead at 73

    David Bar-Illan, who died at 73, was a concert pianist and a journalist whose staunchly pro-Israel columns in the early 1990s paved the way for today´s critiques of anti-Israel bias in the media.

  • Marathon a family affair

    An Israeli father-daughter team ran the New York City marathon in memory of their late wife and mother.

  • Film fest focuses on Israelis, Palestinians

    Several films on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are showing at this year’s Human Rights Watch International Film Festival in New York. A selection of films from the festival will also travel to 35 cities in the United States, beginning in September.

  • AJCongress official dies

    Rabbi David Clayman, one of the leading American Jewish advocates in Israel, died overnight Thursday from cancer at the age of 69.

  • John Kayston dies, worked at JTA for 50 years

    John Kayston, a refugee from Hitler’s Germany who worked his way up at JTA from mail clerk to executive vice president, died of a heart attack at age 87. Kayston was able to use his German language skills and journalistic ingenuity to shed light on

  • Mitchell Danow, JTA foreign editor, dies

    Longtime JTA foreign editor Mitchell Danow, who oversaw the news agency’s foreign copy and news briefs, died of a heart attack at age 55. Danow, a veteran journalist but also a novelist, union representative and former teacher, had a passion for the

  • Amen’ director no stranger to controversy

    Director Constantin Costa-Gavras’ latest film may be about history, but he made it with an eye to the present.

  • New accord on World War II criminals

    An agreement between the U.S. government’s Nazi-hunting unit and an unnamed European government could lead to more prosecutions of suspected Nazi-era war criminals living in the United States and help the Justice Department identify previously unkno

  • Abba Eban remembered

    Abba Eban, who died at the age of 87, served Israel for more than four decades and was a “founding father of Israeli diplomacy.”