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I’d mostly forgotten about Ivan Boesky when I heard he died May 20 at age 87. But news of his death brought me back to some of my earliest assignments as a Jewish journalist – and how they relate to the controversial Washington Post story about a group of Jewish machers seeking to influence the debate over Israel. more
My first husband, Dr. Joseph Stanley Rabianski, was born in Chicago to Polish Catholic parents.   We lived in Georgia, and I taught at Georgia State University, and what was then, in the … more
On Oct. 6, JTA led its morning newsletter with an article that had long been in the works – and that we expected to drive conversation in the days ahead: It was a profile of a Jewish dad in … more
Second of three parts For my second wartime trip to Ukraine, in September 2022, I flew into Vienna, then took a long bus trip to Lviv, Ukraine, and an overnight train to Odesa. Near my … more
(JTA) — Israel’s envoy to the United Nations,took an unusual step on Monday while exhorting the international body to condemn Hamas, the terrorist group that his country is trying to … more
(JTA) — Hamas has released two American hostages, a mother and a daughter, whom it was holding in the Gaza Strip. The release was confirmed by an organization dedicated to the rescue of the … more
(JTA) – A historic but defunct synagogue in Tunisia was reduced to rubble on Tuesday amid mass rioting after an explosion in Gaza that Hamas blamed on Israel. Hundreds of people were … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Joe Biden arrived in Israel with a message of wartime solidarity, saying that he accepted the Israeli assessment that a blast at a Gaza hospital was the fault of … more
HAIFA (JTA) — Before boarding a ship departing from Israel, Ariela Keshet explained that she has attended three funerals this week — two for soldiers killed in Israel’s war with … more
(JTA) — Israeli officials have notified the relatives of 199 people that their loved ones are believed to be hostages in Gaza, an Israel Defense Forces spokesperson said on Monday. The … more
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