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LAS VEGAS (JTA) – Rabbi Mel Hecht clutches his black coffee and paces in front of the Dunkin’ Donuts just down the road from the Red Rock Casino. It’s 2:27 p.m., and the couple said they’d be here by 2:20. The photographer has an … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – With the sudden passing this weekend of Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court is now split 4-4 between liberals and conservatives, throwing into doubt how the court will rule on a raft of cases – including several watched … more
JTA – Billionaire businessman and philanthropist David Rubenstein has donated $18.5 million to repair and restore the Lincoln Memorial. The donation from Rubenstein, the co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, to the National Park Foundation’s … 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
NEW YORK (JTA) – With the recent shooting in San Bernardino, television and social media have yet again brought images of fatalities and injuries and the grief of those directly affected into our homes. For many Americans, and in particular the … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – Hamilton Jordan, President Jimmy Carter’s wunderkind adviser and chief of staff, discovered at age 20 that his family’s story wasn’t a straightforward Christian Southern experience. At the cemetery service for his maternal … more
JTA – Four elderly Jewish women playing mahjong in Florida may not sound like a crime – but that’s what was recently alleged in the city of Altamonte Springs. Lee Delnick, Bernice Diamond, Helen Greenspan and Zelda King – aged 87 to 95 … more
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