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  • Hurricane Joaquin: Can Jews take down their sukkahs for a storm?

    As Hurricane Joaquin gains steam off the southeastern coast of the United States, the question has begun to circulate online: Are Jews allowed to take down their sukkahs in the case of a storm? Sukkot, which began Sunday, runs through this Sunday evening. Hurricane Joaquin, the first large tropical storm of the hurricane season (the… More ▸

  • Huge Nazi banner for film causes outcry in France

    A large Nazi banner unfurled in Nice, France, caused an outcry among locals and tourists. The red banner with a swastika hung from the Palais de la Prefecture on Monday and Tuesday, during the filming of an adaptation of Joseph Joffo’s Holocaust memoir “A Bag of Marbles.” “People started screaming,” tourist Andrew Gentry told BBC News…. More ▸

  • Eric Cantor almost became first Jewish speaker, Boehner aide reveals

    Former Rep. Eric Cantor apparently just missed becoming the first Jewish speaker — second in line to the presidency after the vice president. An aide to Boehner, the Republican House of Representatives speaker who is quitting, dropped the bombshell Friday: Boehner had wanted to step down last year, but “Cantor’s loss in his primary changed that calculation.”… More ▸

  • Now Boehner can tell us what really happened with Netanyahu’s speech

    John Boehner, the Republican from Ohio who is the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, is quitting politics. According to reports, Boehner is sick of navigating two irreconcilable forces: the Obama White House and conservatives in his caucus. Now that he’s going, maybe Boehner will feel free elaborate on his role in the secret… More ▸

  • The pope, the Israeli prime minister and Moses in Congress

    The marble visages of 23 historic lawgivers overlook the U.S. House of Representatives chamber: 11 on the east side, 11 on the west and Moses in the center — with all 22 others facing north toward him. In addresses to joint sessions of Congress this year, two speakers have gestured toward the relief of Moses: Pope Francis on… More ▸

  • On hot Yom Kippur, Israel’s Jews and Arabs kept their cool

    It could have been a fraught coincidence, especially on a 90-degree day with conflict still simmering in Jerusalem over access to the Temple Mount. Israel’s 6 million Jews observed Yom Kippur on Wednesday by praying, fasting — or using the daylong ban on cars to bike the expressway. At the very same time, the country’s… More ▸

  • Ivanka Trump is pregnant with her third child

    If you can’t get enough Trump, good news: Another one is on the way! Ivanka Trump, who converted to Judaism in 2009, announced across her social media platforms that she is expecting her third child with husband Jared Kushner, a real estate mogul who owns the New York Observer. I’m beyond excited to announce that… More ▸

  • Hillary Clinton talks to Lena Dunham about feminism, college years

    In the wake of the never-ending email scandal and Bernie Sanders’ rise in the polls, Hillary Clinton is feeling some serious heat in the 2016 presidential race. In an attempt to connect with younger voters, the Democratic front-runner agreed to be interviewed by Lena Dunham, the Jewish creator of HBO’s hit show “Girls.” The full… More ▸