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WASHINGTON (JTA) – The U.S. Senate confirmed Rabbi David Saperstein, a Reform movement leader, for a State Department post. On Dec. 12, Saperstein, in a 61-35 vote, won confirmation as ambassador at large for international religious freedom. … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – The massive spending bill passed by Congress includes defense assistance for Israel along with tightened oversight of Palestinian funding and Iran nuclear talks. Included in the $1.1 trillion omnibus bill passed in the … more
BALTIMORE (JTA) – Gil Marks baked. He cooked. He authoritatively discussed culinary traditions – traditions, period – of Jews from seemingly every culture. Trained as a rabbi and social worker, he earned prestigious awards for writing … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Rawan Masalha and Inbar Shaked-Vardi were in their ninth-grade geography class earlier this year when a fight began over the name of their textbook, “Israel: Its People and Area.” “The Palestinian students started … more
JTA – Jewish groups called for civil and serious discussion about race, democracy and justice in the wake of a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed African-American teen in Ferguson. … more
NEW YORK (JTA) – Sharing their favorite Jewish chocolate experiences recently, a group of about 60 chocolate lovers didn’t even mention Hanukkah gelt.That is, until one woman at the New Jersey get-together shared her thoughts on the … more
JTA – Surely the Torah’s redactors never imagined that their Dinah — voiceless daughter of Jacob and Leah, rape victim avenged by her brothers — would one day be portrayed on the small screen as a lusty young midwife’s apprentice who takes … more
OXON HILL, Md. (JTA) – There were the vice president of the United States, two Supreme Court justices and an Academy Award-winning actress with a compelling Jewish story. There were Jewish professionals, lay leaders, clergy and recent college … more
JTA – Victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme will split another $500 million, bringing the total recovered to $10.3 billion. Trustee Irving Picard on Nov. 17 announced a settlement with two “feeder funds” that are being liquidated in … more
JTA – Loyola University Chicago has determined that the campus chapters of both Hillel and Students for Justice in Palestine violated university rules. A board of Loyola administrators ruled Friday that both organizations had broken the rules … more
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