National News

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...
Nikki Haley

Could Nikki Haley be a Jewish GOP favorite in 2024?

Nikki Haley has finally and decisively broken with Donald Trump in a move that puts her at the front of the potential Republican presidential...
Adam Lehman

Hillel International CEO Adam Lehman talks COVID, digital change

Adam Lehman took over Hillel International in January 2020 after spending decades as a volunteer in Jewish institutional life, serving as a board member...
Trump's impeachment lawyer David Schoen

Why did Trump’s impeachment lawyer David Schoen keep putting his hand on his head?

By Laura E. Adkins and Ron Kampeas What Donald Trump’s lawyer likely wanted: for America to talk about how the former president was not responsible...
Michael Vivier

US immigration to Israel holds up in 2020 despite pandemic, and interest is surging

By Larry Luxner Emma Caplan, 23, was seven months into her job teaching English at an elementary school in Rishon Lezion in March when the...
Dr. Ziv Gil of the Technion and Rambam hospital in Haifa

Israeli researchers use novel methods to seek treatments for deadly pancreatic cancer

By Larry Luxner By the time Barbara Goodman was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in October 2001, there were already 30 tumors in her...
Linda Thomas-Greenfield

Drawing the Palestinians close, drawing Israel closer: Biden administration unrolls Middle East policy

Statements and appearances by U.S. officials suggest the Biden administration’s emerging Mideast strategy: reassuring Israel while resuming ties with the Palestinians ruptured by President...
Sen. Chuck Schumer

Chuck Schumer, now the highest-ranking elected Jewish official ever, wants to make more history

Chuck Schumer could not let the moment pass without mentioning its Jewish history. Georgia’s new senators, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, were sworn in last...
Larry King in 1993

Larry King, legendary Jewish TV interviewer, dies at 87

Larry King, the iconic Jewish radio and TV interviewer who never met a subject he didn’t seem to like, has died at 87. King died...