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Jewish families grapple with baby-formula shortage

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By Channa Fischer For months now, stores have been struggling to stock enough baby formula, even as manufacturers insist that they are producing at full...
Albert Belmont's Jewish star gravestone

The legacy of Private Belmont

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By Sasha Rogelberg Albert Belmont was one of about 450 Jewish soldiers buried under a cross in World Wars I and II. His story aligns with...
pro-abortion rights protesters

More than 1,000 Jews rally outside the US Capitol in support of abortion rights

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By Julia Gergely WASHINGTON (JTA) — As it was originally conceived over the last year, the Jewish Rally for Abortion Justice was meant to be...
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What Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter could mean for Jewish users and antisemitism

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By Gabe Friedman and Philissa Cramer Let’s get one thing out of the way: Elon Musk is not Jewish. But his acquisition of Twitter comes amid...
People protest in reaction to the leak of the Supreme Court draft abortion ruling

For Orthodox Jewish groups, it’s wait and see on the reversal of abortion rights

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Orthodox Jewish advocacy groups are getting ready for a deep dive into state abortion laws — and a potentially delicate political balancing act. Laws severely...
Caregiver helps senior woman

Who will care for us?

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By Bob Roth Every day in the United States, 10,000 or more people are turning 65. This is representative of the Baby Boomers (nearly 71...
Deborah Lipstadt walks a red carpet for "Denial" during the 11th Rome Film Festival at Auditorium Parco Della Musica in Rome, Oct. 17, 2016.

Senate unanimously confirms Deborah Lipstadt as antisemitism monitor

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The Senate in a voice vote unanimously confirmed Deborah Lipstadt, the Holocaust scholar who endured delays and a contentious hearing in her nomination to...
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Staying sober on Purim

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Rachel Román | JTA When Jerry was 21, he was invited to a “white kiddush,” a twist on the Shabbat eve service that substitutes vodka...
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

Madeleine Albright, first woman secretary of state and a refugee who discovered her...

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Madeleine Albright was the quintessential late 20th-century Jewish diplomat, haunted by the Holocaust and determined to use what tools her adopted...

Here’s how you can help Ukraine from Baltimore

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine has inspired Americans to take action in support of the besieged country in all kinds of ways, from American...