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NEW YORK (JTA) – When it comes to Hasidic characters in movies, film consultant Elli Meyer believes that the real deal trumps a random actor in costume. But that approach isn’t without its challenges. Meyer, a New York-based Lubavitcher … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – President Obama signed into law a measure that makes the desecration of cemeteries around the world a violation of religious freedom. Obama signed the the Protect Cemeteries Act amending the International Religious Freedom … more
LOS ANGELES (JTA) – After weeks of missiles falling on Israel and bombs dropping on Gaza, we land on Tisha B’Av. With the day-to-day images of explosions and tunnels so fresh, I wondered how they might connect to my mid-summer night’s struggle … 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 – 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 – The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States decreased by 19 percent in 2013, but physical assaults against Jews increased, according to the Anti-Defamation League. In its Annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, the ADL … more
JTA – The United States is the only industrialized country in the world not to mandate paid maternity leave, and only 11 percent of private-sector American employees have access to it. But a growing list of Jewish nonprofits are now offering … more
What can be accomplished during a day-and-a-half trip to our nation’s capital? On April 30 and May 1, a delegation of Rhode Islanders, as part of the Community Relations Council Washington D.C. Mission, will find out. Upon arriving in … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, making her the first woman and the third consecutive Jewish top U.S. government banker. Yellen was confirmed in a 56-26 vote on Monday. January 6. She … more
Carl Feldman will be speaking on Franklin Delano Roosevelt, his background, the power of the Presidency, his attitude toward the Holocaust and his larger dreams of a world at peace. Carl Feldman was born in Providence in 1937 and is a graduate … more
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