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NEW YORK (JTA) – The president of New York University said the school will not acquiesce to its graduate student union’s recent demand that the university cut its Israel ties. “A … more
JTA – The Iowa caucuses are over – and the first real test of the presidential candidates’ viability gave us more questions than answers. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, won the Republican caucus on Feb. 1, relegating Donald Trump, the … more
Lesléa Newman and Amy June Bates, author and illustrator of “Ketzel, the Cat who Composed,” Aharon Appelfeld, Philippe Dumas and Jeffrey M. Green, author, illustrator and translator of “Adam and Thomas,” and Laura Amy Schlitz, author of … more
BOSTON (JTA) – One hundred years to the day of the nomination of Louis Brandeis to the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg paid tribute to the first Jewish justice at a program at the university that bears his name. Ginsburg, who … more
JTA – A nonprofit group has been established to preserve and restore Jewish cemeteries in southern Maine. The Southern Maine Jewish Cemetery Association has taken ownership of two historic Portland cemeteries that have fallen into disrepair … more
JTA – With midterm elections just around the corner, four races for the House of Representatives in particular are catching our Jewish eyes. In California, succeeding Waxman: Ted Lieu vs. Elan Carr California’s 33rd … more
NEW YORK (JTA) — The Foundation for Jewish Camp is launching two pilot programs to benefit Jewish day camps, as well as two programs for overnight camps. The programs, funded with grants from various foundations, are demonstration projects … more
BY  JTA – At the start of his campaign, he was dismissed as a fringe protest candidate, an old man with messy hair whose ideas were too extreme to win a national election. But now that … more
  Olympic gold medalist leads U.S. delegation at Maccabiah opening Olympic gold medalist leads U.S.delegation at Maccabiah opening   RAMAT GAN, Israel – When swimmer Garrett Weber-Gale heard his name announced recently as … more
(JTA) – In a new study, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that 89 percent of Jews say, “Abortion should be legal in all or most cases.” Compare that to 72 percent among Americans with no religious affiliation, and 63 percent … more
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