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October 7, 2013 11:18am
If you’re pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into Jewish identity building, what do you do when a survey shows the number of U.S. Jews engaging with Jewish life and religion is plummeting?
October 1, 2013 12:01am
The proportion of Jews who say they have no religion and are Jewish only on the basis of ancestry, ethnicity or culture is growing rapidly, a new study found, and two-thirds of them are not raising their children Jewish at all.
September 30, 2013 3:10pm
With the liberal Orthodox Yeshivat Chovevei Torah set to install Rabbi Asher Lopatin as its new president, the haredi Orthodox Agudath Israel of America is slamming a planned multidenominational panel as “doing violence” to Orthodox principles.
September 30, 2013 3:00pm
The liberal Orthodox rabbinical school is marking the installation of its new president with an interdenominational round-table with non-Orthodox leaders.
September 17, 2013 10:26am
With a new NBC report, the controversy heats up over comments ex-Congressman Peter Deutsch made to JTA about the Ben Gamla Hebrew charter schools in South Florida.
September 13, 2013 9:17am
With Yom Kippur coinciding with a monumental football game between the Aggies and Alabama, some Jewish students at Texas A&M are rescheduling their holiday to accomodate the game.
September 11, 2013 2:27pm
While more than a dozen prominent Jewish organizations have formally signed on to an effort to send aid to Syrian war refugees in Jordan, most don’t seem to be doing much to help.
September 11, 2013 1:56pm
Whether as a matter of survival or principle, a growing number of Jewish day schools are opening up their doors to non-Jewish students.
September 4, 2013 10:26am
A JTA story about ex-Congressman Peter Deutsch, the founder of the Ben Gamla Hebrew charter schools in Florida, has ignited a fierce debate in Hollywood, Fla., about religion and state.
August 28, 2013 10:19am
Chris Matthews was dead wrong when he declared that Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons during World War II.