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WASHINGTON (JTA) – The massive spending bill passed by Congress includes defense assistance for Israel along with tightened oversight of Palestinian funding and Iran nuclear talks. Included in the $1.1 trillion omnibus bill passed in the … more
BALTIMORE (JTA) – Gil Marks baked. He cooked. He authoritatively discussed culinary traditions – traditions, period – of Jews from seemingly every culture. Trained as a rabbi and social worker, he earned prestigious awards for writing … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Rawan Masalha and Inbar Shaked-Vardi were in their ninth-grade geography class earlier this year when a fight began over the name of their textbook, “Israel: Its People and Area.” “The Palestinian students started … more
JTA – Jewish groups called for civil and serious discussion about race, democracy and justice in the wake of a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed African-American teen in Ferguson. … more
NEW YORK (JTA) – Sharing their favorite Jewish chocolate experiences recently, a group of about 60 chocolate lovers didn’t even mention Hanukkah gelt.That is, until one woman at the New Jersey get-together shared her thoughts on the … more
JTA – Surely the Torah’s redactors never imagined that their Dinah — voiceless daughter of Jacob and Leah, rape victim avenged by her brothers — would one day be portrayed on the small screen as a lusty young midwife’s apprentice who takes … more
OXON HILL, Md. (JTA) – There were the vice president of the United States, two Supreme Court justices and an Academy Award-winning actress with a compelling Jewish story. There were Jewish professionals, lay leaders, clergy and recent college … more
JTA – Victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme will split another $500 million, bringing the total recovered to $10.3 billion. Trustee Irving Picard on Nov. 17 announced a settlement with two “feeder funds” that are being liquidated in … more
JTA – Loyola University Chicago has determined that the campus chapters of both Hillel and Students for Justice in Palestine violated university rules. A board of Loyola administrators ruled Friday that both organizations had broken the rules … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments over whether American citizens born in Jerusalem should have the option of listing Israel as their birthplace. On Nov. 3, the nine justices weighed claims in a lawsuit filed by the … more
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