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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
(JTA) – Everyone knows that an ocean separates Israel and the United States. Yet after three days in New York recently, I realized how big that ocean really is. 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
WASHINGTON (JTA) – The election for Massachusetts governor is still 16 months away – too soon to know what the issues are or who the viable candidates will be. But apparently it’s never too soon for tikkun olam, repairing the world. more
NEW YORK (JTA) – For my bar mitzvah, my parents got me a laptop. For what I searched for on it, they got me a shrink. more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – Dianne Feinstein and Ron Wyden have much in common. Both longtime U.S. senators are Democrats, Jewish and fiercely independent West Coasters. more
PROVIDENCE – In 2012, 349 active military personnel (from all branches of the United States military) committed suicide. That represents a 15 percent increase from the 301 suicides occurring in 2011, according to accounts widely reported by … more
HIGHLAND PARK, N.J. (JTA) – Over the past few weeks, strangers have begun stopping high school computer science teacher Chaim Cohen on the street. A few accuse him of recording them without their knowledge. Even fewer blame him for all of … more
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