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Rivka Nissel works with a client

With kids’ mental health suffering due to pandemic, Jewish experts step up help

By Stewart Ain When New York was caught in the midst of a brutal wave of COVID-19 last spring, the daily death toll reaching as...
Nancy Pelosi

‘Virtual rally’ to denounce antisemitism unites Pelosi, Schumer, McCarthy and McConnell

A “virtual rally” to combat antisemitism exhibited rare agreement between the leading Republicans and Democrats in Congress on the need to fight hatred of...
Rep. Jamie Raskin

Jamie Raskin, a Jewish Democrat, spearheads push to have GOP senator stop hold on...

Citing a “desperate” need in the wake of the recent Israel-Hamas war, Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Jewish Democrat, is spearheading a letter to...
Thomas Nides

Biden taps Tom Nides, an Obama administration official, to be ambassador to Israel

President Joe Biden will name Tom Nides, a deputy secretary of state in the Obama administration, to be his ambassador to Israel. The Times of...
aftermath of attack on synagogue in Tucson

Multiple antisemitic incidents reported over the weekend across US

At least four cases of intimidation or assault against Jews have been reported in the United States since Thursday, in a continuation of what...
Sami Steigmann

Sami Steigmann crashes Clubhouse

By Heather Robinson On a blustery day in late January, Holocaust survivor Sami Steigmann, 81, made his debut on Clubhouse — the buzzy, audio-based, social-media...
Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy students

With new initiative on changing school culture, Jewish schools focus on anti-racist education

By Larry Luxner After George Floyd was killed in May at the hands of Minneapolis police, and protests and demonstrations spread around the country, students...
Ilanna Price

Interest in immigrating to Israel from US soars despite pandemic-era challenges

By Renee Ghert-Zand When Aaron Feinblatt moved to Israel in late February 2020, just as the first signs of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak were emerging,...
Pew chart

The new Pew: ‘Jewish Americans in 2020’

By Toby Tabachnick “Jewish Americans in 2020,” Pew’s first deep dive into Jewish life in the U.S. since 2013, paints a picture of a population...
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...