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  • For Biden and congresswoman ally, Iran deal tests Jewish bond

      At the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz arrived for a breakfast meeting with Jewish reporters in an upbeat mood. Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., had backed Hillary Rodham Clinton in the primaries, and Barack Obama was now the nominee, but she had reason for a sunny outlook: Joe Biden was the… More ▸

  • How much did Jeb Bush really do to rescue Ethiopian Jews?

    Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor running for the Republican presidential nomination, has been called out for exaggerating his role in the rescue of Ethiopian Jews in the 1980s. Bush takes credit on his campaign website for Operation Joshua, a U.S.-led transfer of Ethiopian Jews from Sudanese refugee camps to Israel in 1985. The website says:… More ▸

  • Does Donald Trump know the difference between Hamas and Hezbollah?

    Donald Trump has called the Iran deal “terrible” in recent months. But in an interview on Thursday, the current Republican front-runner revealed some gaps in his knowledge of the Middle East. Trump spoke with Hugh Hewitt, a popular conservative radio host, who asked the real estate mogul some “commander-in-chief questions” about the region. When asked… More ▸

  • Jewish lineman is center of attention at national champ Ohio State

    Ohio State may not be know who will be starting at quarterback as its season opener approaches, but the Buckeye who will be snapping is a sure thing: Jacoby Boren, the football squad’s Jewish center and newly named co-captain. Boren, a senior, was named one of six co-captains last week by coach Urban Meyer for… More ▸

  • Some Jews have divined the real cause of Jimmy Carter’s cancer

    Former President Jimmy Carter, 90, recently announced he has cancer that has spread to his brain. For some Jews (and evangelical Christians), the cause apparently is obvious. No, it’s not his genetic makeup, or the spread of a mass from his liver to his brain. It’s divine punishment for his behavior toward the Jews. Not so fast,… More ▸

  • Only force can protect antiquities from ISIS, says expert

      Seeing that no one was investigating the looting of Iraq’s National Museum in the wake of Saddam Hussein’s fall, Col. Matthew Bogdanos put the Marines under his command on the job. A first-generation Greek American with a master’s degree in classical history, Bogdanos appreciates cultures that value their history and preserve their antiquities. After seeing… More ▸

  • African-American pastors meet Israel’s African migrants

    The Tel Aviv office of Mesila — a city government unit that helps African migrants — isn’t a stop you’ll find on most Israel tours. The office is located in a house down a side street around the corner from the city’s grimy, dim, semi-dystopian Central Bus Station. On Sunday morning, its waiting room was… More ▸

  • Israel’s real-life national cop drama, explained

    BLOG Israel’s real-life national cop drama, explained By Ronen Shnidman (JTA) — An outsider is tapped to clean up a police department with a reputation for corruption and sexual harassment. But the new guy has a troubled past of his own. Is he up to the task? It sounds like the premise of a gritty… More ▸

  • Play JTA’s Jewish News of the Year Quiz

    Happy New Year! But first, here’s a look back at the old one, in quiz form. There were, of course, lots of Jewish doings, some kosher, some not so much, in 5775 (a palindrome!). Good luck remembering the meaty, the mighty and the mishigas. And welcome to JTA’s brand-new news quiz — to be a… More ▸

  • How Hillary Clinton turned gefilte fish into a hashtag

    We are nowhere near Passover season, if there is such a thing, but gefilte fish is trending across the Internet. How this much-maligned fish dish became a social media sensation is a story that’s almost too good to be true — involving Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, American-Israeli relations and, of course, carp. The tale began… More ▸