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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...
Rep. Jamie Raskin

Rep. Jamie Raskin considers the coup attempt, Constitution and QAnon

By Eric Schucht Among the elected leaders who were forced to hunker down for cover as a mob attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, was...
Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson, megadonor to Israel and Republicans, is dead at 87

By JTA Staff Sheldon Adelson, the Jewish casino magnate whose philanthropy shaped American and Israeli politics, has died at 87. Adelson, the chief executive of the...
scenes of the Jan. 6 riot

A guide to the hate symbols and signs on display at the Capitol riots

By Laura E. Adkins and Emily Burack | JTA The sweatshirt, spotted amid the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, seemed designed to provoke fear. “Camp...