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  • Progressive Jews get ‘Righteously Indignant’ at Boston conference

    Earlier this week I attended the Righteous Indignation Conference, a three-day forum and workshop which provided a forum for progressive Jewish activists to share best practices, discuss current strategies and build community among each other. The event, which took place at Hebrew College in Newton Centre, Massachusetts, brought together over 100 Jewish activists from around… More ▸

  • Senate Dems meet with Jewish leaders

    On Wednesday morning Senate Democrats held their annual powwow with Jewish organizational leaders. Shortly after the meeting, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan briefed members of the Jewish media. To subscribe to JTA’s Behind the News podcast, click here. On a side note: If, when listening via the audio player on our site, our podcasts… More ▸

  • Shatner does Exodus

    It’s hard to imagine anyone filling Charlton Heston’s Mosaic shoes. But then again, you haven’t listened to “Exodus: An Oratorio,” starring ? William Shatner. My story on the new CD is up (just in time for Passover). And here’s the Podcast of my interview with the Star Terk and Boston Legal star. This is JTA… More ▸

  • JTA’s Ron Kampeas goes 1-on-1 with Barack Obama

    JTA’s Ron Kampeas had an exclusive phone interview with Barack Obama earlier today. Among other things, Obama said that it was important for both Israelis and Palestinians to live up to their agreements. Full interview (sorry, the quality isn’t perfect): For those interested in the Jewciest moment of the discussion, here’s a clip of Obama… More ▸

  • Peres: The Eternal Optimist

    Photo by Brian Hendler/JTA Israeli President Shimon Peres talks with JTA Israel correspondent Dina Kraft about how Israel needs to change to meet the energy needs of the 21st century, why Israel’s battle with Islamic extremists is really the world’s battle, and why he’s still optimistic about Israel’s future after all these years. To subscribe… More ▸

  • Hagee answers Yoffie

    Pastor John Hagee took 15 minutes today during his trip to Israel to hold a conference call with reporters from JTA, the Jerusalem Post, the Associated Press and the New York Times. Hagee, responding to questions that were submitted ahead of time, defended himself against Rabbi Eric Yoffie of the Reform movement and other critics… More ▸

  • Hagee answers Yoffie

    Pastor John Hagee took 15 minutes today during his trip to Israel to hold a conference call with reporters from JTA, the Jerusalem Post, the Associated Press and the New York Times. Hagee, responding to questions that were submitted ahead of time, defended himself against Rabbi Eric Yoffie of the Reform movement and other critics… More ▸

  • Holocaust beats Israel

    JTA’s Tom Tugend discusses reaction to the loss of the Israeli film “Beaufort” in the Foreign Film Oscar category and continued Jewish dominance of Hollywood. To subscribe to JTA’s Behind the News podcast, click here. More ▸

  • Race, gender and Nebraska

    Managing Editor Ami Eden talks with a Democratic fund-raiser about what Nebraska – which holds its primary tomorrow – tells us about race, gender and the fight between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. To subscribe to JTA’s Behind the News podcast, click here. More ▸