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 By Ben Sales    News    April 20, 2018

Israel/Russia no longer cozy

(JTA)-Israel attacked Syria, just like it (reportedly) has countless times before. The difference now is that Russia is angry about the strike-and showing it. Russia has called out Israel publicly,...

 
 By Ben Sales    Features    April 13, 2018

Daniel Bruhl talks about playing-surprise-a German bad guy in '7 Days in Entebbe'

(JTA)-In "7 Days in Entebbe," which hits theaters on Friday, Daniel Bruhl plays a German leftist terrorist tortured by the fact that he's hijacking a plane full of Jews and taking them prisoner. The...

 
 By Ben Sales    Features    April 6, 2018

These North American baby boomers teach Israeli kids English

(JTA)-There's no reason Hodaya Koskas and Barrett Brickell would know each other. Koskas, 14, is a high school student from a small city in central Israel who takes ballet classes and hopes to be a...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    March 16, 2018

Pence: US will withdraw from Iran deal unless it is fixed soon

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Vice President Mike Pence said that unless the Iran nuclear deal is fixed in the “coming months,” the United States would withdraw from it. Pence made the promise, to cheers, during his address Monday night to the annual confer...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    March 16, 2018

Why more Orthodox Jews are going to AIPAC

WASHINGTON (JTA)—On the second floor of the downtown convention center here, hundreds attending the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee packed a standing-room-only hall. A bouncer stood outside to control the ov...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    March 9, 2018

Parkland students begin to heal at Jewish conference in New York

(JTA)-Seven survivors of the Parkland school shooting were among thousands of Jewish high school students who attended the annual conference of the Chabad movement's youth group. Responding to the Feb...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    March 9, 2018

Benjamin Netanyahu accusations-what you need to know

(JTA)—Benjamin Netanyahu is in trouble. Maybe. The Israeli prime minister is engulfed simultaneous in four separate scandals, and each day seems to bring him more bad news. Netanyahu could be indicted or pushed out of office -- or both. Whether...

 

Five Jewish victims among 17 killed in high school shooting

(JTA)-They volunteered. They played soccer. They went to camp. They were sweet, mature and easygoing. They were just beginning their lives, or helping others on their way. And one died so that others...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    February 23, 2018

The Jewish sheriff leading the response to the Florida school shooting quotes the Talmud

(JTA)-As he leads the police response to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is likely enduring some of the toughest days of his career. And he's probably...

 

The youngest Schindler's list survivor is still telling her story

NEW YORK (JTA)-Eva Lavi's earliest memories are of the Holocaust. She remembers how her mother made her hide outside in below-zero weather, clutching a standing pipe, as Nazis searched her home in...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    February 16, 2018

Orthodox Union will not penalize synagogues that already have women clergy

NEW YORK (JTA)-The Orthodox Union will not penalize its member synagogues that already employ women as clergy, but it has reaffirmed a policy that prohibits other synagogues from hiring women in...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    February 2, 2018

Jewish journalist confronting Trump's immigration allies

NEW YORK (JTA)—During a combative news conference in early August, White House adviser Stephen Miller told reporters that the United States should prioritize immigrants who speak English. “Does the applicant speak English?” Miller asked,...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    February 2, 2018

A poll shows support for Israel among Democrats is sliding-but experts say the truth is more complex

NEW YORK (JTA)-The share of Democrats who sympathize more with Israel than the Palestinians is falling fast, while Republican sympathy for Israel over the Palestinians is spiking. So says a new poll...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    January 19, 2018

Delta employees detail a pattern of anti-Semitic abuse at airline

NEW YORK (JTA)—It wasn’t long after Nahum Amir began working for Delta Airlines as a mechanic that he says his manager started calling him “the Jewish guy.” Then Amir says the manager accused him and other Jews of “killing kids in Gaza....

 
 By Ben Sales    News    January 12, 2018

Should Israeli soldiers shoot to kill Palestinian terrorists? Michael Oren says yes.

(JTA)-If a Palestinian appears to be committing a terror attack, do they deserve to die on the spot? The answer is yes, says Michael Oren. The former Israeli ambassador to the United States, now a...

 
 By Ben Sales    Features    January 5, 2018

Rabbinical student is explaining Judaism to Muslims-in Arabic

(JTA)-Is it true that Judaism doesn't accept converts? Is it true that Jews have to wash their hands before they pray? Is it true that Jews have historically killed their prophets? These are just a...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    December 29, 2017

Four ways Israel and American Jews grew apart in 2017

(JTA)-This hasn't been a good year for Israel and American Jews. The two poles of world Jewry, each boasting about half of the globe's total Jews, have never quite seen eye to eye on everything from...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    December 22, 2017

Al Franken's resignation pains his Jewish fans in Minnesota

(JTA)-It's a shame Al Franken has to go, Minnesota Jews say. But he has to go. That's the feeling Minnesota Jewish leaders expressed a day after the Democratic senator announced he would resign his...

 

How a kids' book on Palestine ensnared Manhattan store in a political crossfire

NEW YORK (JTA)-When Chris Doeblin agreed to buy 100 copies of a children's book to help an author friend, he didn't expect to become enmeshed in a controversy over international relations and free...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    December 15, 2017

Reform rabbis are finding it tough to love Israel

(JTA)-When Israeli security guards roughed up the head rabbi of the Reform movement at the Western Wall, ripping his suit jacket and shoving a can of mace in his face, Rabbi Jen Lader had a dilemma:...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    December 1, 2017

After Harvey, this woman distributes mezuzahs to those who need them

(JTA)-As hurricane Harvey swept over Houston, Chava Gal-Or counted herself lucky. The water rose up to her door and a little bit seeped in, but her home did not flood. However, many in the Reform...

 
 By Ben Sales    Features    December 1, 2017

These bar-mitzvah kids already are Jewish philanthropists

SAN FRANCISCO (JTA)-Lyla Maymon and Jane Shvartzman went to interview officials last year at the Larkin Street Youth, a local organization fighting homelessness among young people, to see if their...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    November 24, 2017

Stephen Bannon: 'I'm proud to be a Christian Zionist'

NEW YORK (JTA)-Stephen Bannon, the former chief strategist for President Donald Trump, called himself a "Christian Zionist" at the Zionist Organization of America's annual dinner. He also praised Repu...

 

How Mark Zuckerberg embraced his Judaism

(JTA)-Mark Zuckerberg wrote last December on Facebook that for him, "religion is very important." Looks like he meant it. The Facebook co-founder has been invoking Judaism a lot lately. In May, he...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    November 10, 2017

Jews for Jesus commissioned a study on Jewish millennials-here's what it found

NEW YORK (JTA)-Are Jewish millennials the most religious generation? And do one-fifth of them think Jesus was God in human form? Yes and yes, says a new survey of 599 Jews born from 1984 to 1999. The...

 

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