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January 7, 2015 10:30pm
Rabbi Jonah Pesner succeeds longtime Religious Action Center chief Rabbi David Saperstein at a time when the Republicans control Congress and his group’s social justice agenda aligns largely with Democratic priorities.
January 6, 2015 4:25pm
Revelations that the new majority whip spoke in 2002 to a group affiliated with white nationalists revives an age-old Washington debate: How important are past false steps in evaluating a party today?
January 2, 2015 3:47pm
A childhood ‘Shabbos goy’ for his Jewish neighbors in Queens, the three-term New York governor rose to become a vanguard of American liberalism in the 1980s.
December 19, 2014 11:29am
The Christian savior keeps insinuating himself into Hanukkah festivities.
December 18, 2014 12:49pm
President Obama’s Hanukkah message was a riff on the old “They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat” theme, hitting notes of freedom for Alan Gross and Jewish food.
December 17, 2014 3:52pm
The island nation’s Jewish organizations can be much more in the open with the historic deal that freed Alan Gross and reopened U.S. ties to Cuba.
December 16, 2014 5:10pm
What happens to U.S. pro-Israel advocacy if the Labor Party leader, the man who blames Benjamin Netanyahu for degrading relations with the United States, is elected?
December 16, 2014 4:11pm
Jewish fraternities and sororities were ready for the painful national dialogue that took place in the wake of murky rape allegations at the University of Virginia.
December 9, 2014 6:33pm
American Jewish community officials have been on the lookout for an attack on a synagogue ever since terrorists killed four worshippers and a policeman in Jerusalem last month.
December 9, 2014 2:50pm
President Obama’s secretary of defense nominee has been depicted in the media as the un-Chuck Hagel. Yet on Israel policy, Carter would represent more continuity than change should he be confirmed.