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WASHINGTON (JTA) – The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments over whether American citizens born in Jerusalem should have the option of listing Israel as their birthplace. On Nov. 3, the nine justices weighed claims in a lawsuit filed by the … more
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
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
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
As Jewish media far and wide started picking up on the story of this week’s devastating flood in Houston, which hit Jewish-heavy neighborhoods particularly hard, JNS.org was (in my own estimation) conspicuously late to join the reporting. That is … 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
NEW YORK (JTA) – As the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination approaches, we Jews have our own special reasons to mourn. The conventional community memory of Kennedy would be enough by itself. JFK overcame the legacy of his … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – Helen Mirren testified to the U.S. Senate about the importance of restoring art stolen by Nazis to its rightful owners. Mirren, the Oscar-winning British actress, appeared … more
BY  JTA – On Monday [Nov. 7], one day before Election Day, I received a call from a reader. She identified herself as a Reform Jew, 46, from Chicago. She had praise for JTA and our … more
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