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Joe Biden gives remarks on the war in Israel

‘This Is Not Some Distant Tragedy’: Biden Drapes White House in Israel’s Colors as...

President Joe Biden said at least 11 Americans are dead among the hundreds killed in Israel during Hamas’s invasion of the country. The president added...
Sharsheret Tashlich program

For Cancer Patients, the High Holidays Can Bring Some Unique Challenges

By Larry Luxner At the height of the pandemic in August 2020, Fran Guzy, a retired schoolteacher living in Oradell, New Jersey, was diagnosed with...
Tucson teen Lily Messing

2 Jewish Teens Harness the Power of Their Peers to Address Social Problems —...

By Larry Luxner In mid-2021, as the COVID pandemic raged, high school student Lily Messing noticed that the social ills plaguing her native Tucson, Arizona...

Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooter Sentenced to Death

A jury has given the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter a death sentence, handing down the maximum punishment for the deadliest antisemitic attack in American history. The...
A Resetting the Table Town Square in 2019

Christians Are Turning to a Jewish Nonprofit to Help Them Have Hard Conversations

Jeff Nitz, a social worker and lay leader at his church, sees himself as a trained listener. But beginning in 2020, his congregation — Mosaic...
Susie Gelman

Biden Appoints Jewish Community Leader Susie Gelman to U.S. International Religious Freedom Commission

President Joe Biden appointed Susie Gelman, philanthropist and leader in the Washington, D.C., Jewish community, to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, the...
A protester holds a sign saying “Abortion bans are against my religion”

How Jewish Activists Are Campaigning for Reproductive Rights One Year After Dobbs

By Jackie Hajdenberg Before sundown on June 23, as American Jews prepared to light their Shabbat candles, some also lit yahrzeit candles. The additional flames, which...
Kai Shappley speaks at the BBYO convention in Dallas

To Boycott or Not Boycott?

Andrew Lapin | Pride Month can be a busy time for Abby Stein, the trans Jewish author and activist. But she recently turned down...
Memorial outside Tree of Life synagogue

Jury Finds Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooter Guilty on All Counts

The gunman who committed the worst antisemitic attack in U.S. history is guilty of all charges he faced, according to the verdict delivered by...
A teacher and student look at a piece of paper

Looming Jewish Teacher Shortage Prompts New Accelerated Training in Well-Known Jerusalem Program

By Elana Sztokman When Rabbi David Wallach was looking for an institution to help him become a better Jewish day school teacher, he was frustrated...