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is the online coordinator for JTA.


  • Muslim Brotherhood claimed new Egyptian president is Jewish

    The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s website briefly posted an article claiming that the country’s current interim president is Jewish.

  • Agudath Israel: Rabbi Sacks needs to apologize

    Agudath Israel of America says Rabbi Jonathan Sacks doesn’t understand Judaism.

  • The Lamm Legacy

    Looking back at Rabbi Norman Lamm’s time at Yeshiva University.

  • Israeli hospital seeks to treat Ethiopian boy mauled by hyena

    Israeli officials joined international efforts to save an 8-year-old boy who was mauled by a wild hyena in Ethiopia.

  • Sending love and prayer to Reform camp

    Love and prayers from around the country are pouring in to a summer camp where three campers were hit by lightning last week.

  • Historic Pride Shabbat

    At New York’s gay and lesbian synagogue, worshipers gathered Friday night at the opening of pride weekend to celebrate a historic milestone.

  • Honoring Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

    At a recent tribute dinner, many past prime ministers praised Jonathan Sacks, the chief rabbi who is set to retire in August.

  • Jews and gays

    The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act last week gave rise to a range of Jewish responses to gay marriage. Agudath Israel of America, the haredi Orthodox umbrella group, released a terse  message asserting that, “Society’s mores may shift and crumble but eternal verities exist.” From the Reform movement came an embrace of full rights for gay…

  • JTA takes 6 Rockower Awards for journalistic excellence

    JTA won six awards, including three for first place, in the 32nd Annual Simon Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish Journalism.

  • Responses to same-sex marriage decisions

    Reactions to the same-sex marriage decisions.