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Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert

Abbas, Olmert call for 2 states at J Street conference

The failed Israeli-Palestinian peace attempt in 2008 would have succeeded if it had been given more time, said former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who...
Holocaust memorial in Berlin

A program commemorates the Holocaust for a post-survivor world

By Shira Hanau Holocaust remembrance day programs in Jewish communities have stuck to a familiar form for decades, featuring Holocaust survivors sharing their stories followed...
Tamar Mermelstein

With interest in health care careers soaring, Touro College sees pandemic’s impact

By Larry Luxner Aaron Skaist, 26, has been around ambulances and medical personnel most of his life. His father established Toronto’s first Hatzoloh volunteer paramedic...
a painting by Marc Chagall at Israel's Knesset

Jerusalem cultural center launches rich online offerings for Passover — and beyond

By Larry Luxner When Passover last year became the first Jewish holiday to take place since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a...
Rachel Levine

Levine confirmation a milestone for trans community

By Sophie Panzer Dr. Rachel Levine made history on March 24 when she became the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the...

COVID-19 study focusing on Orthodox Jews releases first results

By Shira Hanau One year after COVID-19 first walloped Jewish communities in the United States, a scientific study has confirmed something that many in the...
Meyers Leonard

NBA player Meyers Leonard caught using anti-Semitic slur on video game platform

Update: While Leonard released an apology statement on Tuesday night, the NBA said it is investigating his use of the slur and he will...
School buses

What happens when Rosh Hashanah falls on the first day of school?

By Philissa Cramer An unusually early Rosh Hashanah is causing cities across the United States to rethink the timing of the first day of school...
Israeli flag

Israeli Supreme Court rules state must grant citizenship to non-Orthodox Jewish converts in Israel

Israel must grant citizenship to Jews who converted to Judaism in Israel under non-Orthodox auspices, its Supreme Court ruled Monday, possibly igniting another round...

Mass. school committee member calls former employee a ‘k—‘ on live TV

Steven A. Rosenberg LOWELL. Mass. – Lowell Mayor John Leahy has demanded the resignation of School Committee member Robert Hoey Jr. after Hoey appeared on...