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a painting by Marc Chagall at Israel's Knesset

Jerusalem cultural center launches rich online offerings for Passover — and beyond

By Larry Luxner When Passover last year became the first Jewish holiday to take place since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a...
Rachel Levine

Levine confirmation a milestone for trans community

By Sophie Panzer Dr. Rachel Levine made history on March 24 when she became the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the...

COVID-19 study focusing on Orthodox Jews releases first results

By Shira Hanau One year after COVID-19 first walloped Jewish communities in the United States, a scientific study has confirmed something that many in the...
Meyers Leonard

NBA player Meyers Leonard caught using anti-Semitic slur on video game platform

Update: While Leonard released an apology statement on Tuesday night, the NBA said it is investigating his use of the slur and he will...
School buses

What happens when Rosh Hashanah falls on the first day of school?

By Philissa Cramer An unusually early Rosh Hashanah is causing cities across the United States to rethink the timing of the first day of school...
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...