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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
NEW YORK (JTA) – The Pew Research Center’s newly released 2014 U.S. Religious Landscape Study offers a trove of data on American Jews based on interviews with 35,071 American adults, 847 of whom identified their faith as Jewish. Here are … more
NEW YORK (JTA) – Almost as soon as news of Nepal’s devastating earthquake reached the wider world, Jewish aid groups began mobilizing humanitarian efforts to help the victims. In Israel, that meant dispatching first responders to Nepal; in … more
NEW YORK (JTA) – It promises a revolutionary innovation that could transform Jewish Shabbat observance. By changing the way a light switch works, the patented Kosher Switch offers a novel – and its backers say, kosher – way … more
BOSTON (JTA) – Historian David Kertzer won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography detailing how Benito Mussolini’s secret relationship with Pope Pius XI influenced the Italian dictator’s persecution of his country’s Jews.  Kertzer, a … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – A bipartisan task force to combat anti-Semitism around the world was established by the U.S. House of Representatives. The task force launched March 24 is designed to educate Congress about anti-Semitism, which its members … more
A new brand of bottled water recently hit grocery store shelves, and its tagline is reminiscent of the 1965 catchphrase for Hebrew National hot dogs, “We answer to a higher authority.” Fifty years later, Clearly Kosher® says its water is, … 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
Following the recent attacks in Paris, the Jewish Federations of North America condemn the attacks on civic institutions and Jewish targets in the strongest possible terms, mourn the loss of life and pray for the injured, and express our support for … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – Before the HarperCollins Middle East Atlas story is deleted from email inboxes, it pays to spend another moment ruminating on the damage caused by companies that ought to know better. On its website, HarperCollins bills … more
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