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The Slingshot Effect

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The biblical David used a slingshot to kill Goliath, thus earning the attention of King Saul. Today, Jewish organizations are trying to use Slingshot, an...

‘A Genius Who Transcended Rock’

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  Musician and guitarist Lou Reed, the front-man for the band Velvet Underground, as well as a solo artist, died Sunday, Oct. 27. Reed, who was born...

Obama Names Three To Holocaust Council

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A former JTA president, an LGBT activist and a member of the AIPAC national council were named to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. President Obama...

Judaism Behind Bars

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Elsa Newman was an extremely dedicated Jew before her incarceration. She kept kosher, considered herself knowledgeable about rituals and holidays and made sure her...

Between Victim And Perpetrator

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There is no statute of limitation for the crime of rape in Maryland. That law has become increasingly relevant to Rebecca Pastor, 46, of Essex...

Bloomberg First To Receive $1 Million ‘Jewish Nobel Prize’

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 New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be the first recipient of the $1 million Genesis Prize, which is being called the "Jewish Nobel Prize." The...

Conversation Of The Century

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At 100 years old, the Conservative movement feels it still has the juice to be “the vital center” of the Jewish religious world. And...

Out Of Fear

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Rabbi Steven Schwartz said he speaks about Israel all the time — in the context of his sermons, in his adult education classes, in...

At The Helm

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Janet Yellen, the vice chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, has been nominated as the central bank’s next chairwoman. President Barack Obama made the announcement last...

Hobby Lobby Apologizes for Alleged Anti-Semitic Incident

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After customers in a New Jersey store were allegedly told that Hobby Lobby doesn’t cater to Jewish customers, the company issued an apology and...