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At the JCC in Overland Park, Kan., gym equipment is cleaned between uses to limit the possibility of coronavirus infection. (Courtesy of JFGKC)

Planning Reopenings Amid Pandemic, Jewish Institutions Navigate Minefield of Challenges

When Jewish institutions like JCCs and synagogues shut down this spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, it often felt like a wrenching decision arrived...

Cancer Research Study Finds New Mutation in Ashkenazi Jews

By Sophie Panzer A team led by researchers in the Basser Center for BRCA at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania has...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says Cancer Has Returned, Chemotherapy ‘Yielding Positive Results’

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg announced that she is undergoing chemotherapy for liver cancer. In a statement Friday, a day after being released from...
DeSean Jackson

The Education of DeSean Jackson

The longer David Adelman talked to DeSean Jackson via FaceTime, the more he realized that the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver understood why his Instagram...
Bari Weiss

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...