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WASHINGTON (JTA) – Janet Yellen is soft-spoken, tough, methodological, flexible – and Jewish. President Obama’s announcement last week that he had tapped Yellen, 67, to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve made news in … more
JNS.org – A 19-year-old Massachusetts man was arrested over last year’s theft of a Holocaust memorial sculpture in Milton, Mass. In September 2016, the unnamed suspect stole the … more
Eighteen-year-olds have a habit of forming close, family-like relationships with each other. It’s rare, however, that Israeli and American teenagers living thousands of miles apart have the chance to create such bonds. But this year, 25 teens have … more
JTA – Nine months of negotiations were supposed to propel Israelis and Palestinians into a future of peace. Instead, the collapse of talks is threatening to make the future look much like the past. Israel’s decision last week to suspend … more
JTA – Three Israelis have opened the only Kosher retail bakery in San Francisco. Friends Isaac Yosef and Avi Edri, and head chef Yanni, held a soft opening for their bakery Taboon in the … more
NEW YORK (JTA) – A prominent Brooklyn rabbi who left the clergy last year has taken a leadership post at a major cultural and community center in New York. Andy Bachman, the spiritual leader at Congregation Beth Elohim in the Park Slope … more
JTA – Longtime fans of the Chicago Cubs know there are a few mainstays they can expect when they visit Wrigley Field: ivy on the outfield walls, a strict no-wave policy rigorously enforced by fans and, most days, disappointing play by the hometown … more
JTA – For many, summer is all about the three B’s: baseball, beaches and books.   With the weather and pennant races sizzling, two journalists and the mayor of baseball’s … more
Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org – Dr. Eli Harari, the Israeli founder of the SanDisk flash storage company, has been named as one of the nine 2014 recipients of the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Harari will receive the … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – The combative tone in Bernie Sanders’ campaign statements faded on the evening of April 26 to a softer pitch of persuasion. “I congratulate Secretary Clinton … more
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