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Bari Weiss, Opinion Editor With Anti-Semitism Focus, Resigns From The New York Times

Bari Weiss, the Jewish opinion writer and editor who has been a lightning rod for left-wing critics, has resigned from The New York Times. The...
Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal (David Stuck)

Conservative Leader Jacob Blumenthal Looks at How His Movement Adapted to COVID-19

By Eric Schucht In a pandemic, Conservative synagogues are all pretty much in the same boat, whether in Washington, D.C., or Washington State. That’s the...
NFL star DeSean Jackson and Edward Mosberg

DeSean Jackson’s Post-Pandemic Schedule: Visiting Auschwitz With a Holocaust Survivor

NFL star DeSean Jackson, who last week apologized for posting anti-Semitic quotes attributed to Adolf Hitler and Louis Farrakhan, accepted a Holocaust survivor’s invitation...
Hasidic men pray outside

Brooklyn’s Hasidic Jews Are Acting Like They Have Herd Immunity. Could They Be Right?

The front page of the June 26 issue of Der Yid, one of the most widely circulated Yiddish newspapers among New York’s Hasidic Orthodox...
Pride month; From left to right, Lesléa Newman, Michael Twitty, Joy Ladin, Daniel Atwood and Yelena Goltsman reflect on celebrating Pride in 2020. (Header image design by Grace Yagel)

Pride Month Isn’t the Focus for LGBTQ Jews This Year

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN via JTA Rick Landman still remembers how nervous he felt. Just 18, he had traveled to downtown Manhattan from his parents’ home in...

Liberal Jewish groups to Mort Klein: No room at communal table for a leader...

As many Jewish organizations across the United States sent out statements decrying racism over the past week, the head of the Zionist Organization of...
backs of heads of people marching outside. one person is carrying a sign that says: "If you are neutral in sitatuations of injustice you have chosen the side of the oppressor." Desmond Tutu

800 Rabbis Sign Statement Supporting Peaceful Protest Against Racism

By Ben Sales | JTA and Eric Schucht  More than 800 rabbis, including the leaders of three major denominations, signed a statement in support of...
people marching down a DC street, holding up cardboard signs and wearing face masks

Police Brutality and Racism Are Problems. Where Should Our Energies Go to Address Them?

By Rachel Kohn and Lisa Woolfson From organizational leaders to private individuals, members of the Washington-area Jewish community are condemning the death of George Floyd...

‘Believe Us’: Black Jews Respond to the George Floyd Protests

As Enzi Tanner participated in an online havdalah ceremony marking the end of Shabbat Saturday night, his city — Minneapolis — was being torn...

Jewish Republicans Tackle a Thorny Question: What To Do About Republicans Like Steve King?

The Republican Jewish Coalition is best known for scorching ads challenging the pro-Israel credentials of Democratic candidates. This election cycle, however, it is leading...