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pro-abortion rights protesters

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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...

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

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

The time is now to document family history

By Bob Roth The gold charm, fashioned in the likeness of a book, had my mother’s initials engraved on it and the date: 10/21/57. Polishing...
President Joe Biden and Ketanji Brown Jackson

A Jewish debate coach taught Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

By Shira Hanau Among the students who benefited from Fran Berger’s coaching on the Miami Palmetto Senior High School debate team are dozens of lawyers,...