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8 dead as IDF launches extensive West Bank raid

The Israel Defense Forces launched a large-scale raid on suspected terrorists in the northern West Bank city of Jenin on Monday, killing at least...

Jury finds Pittsburgh synagogue shooter guilty on all counts

PITTSBURGH (JTA) — The gunman who committed the worst antisemitic attack in U.S. history is guilty of all charges he faced, according to the...

Israeli minister’s visit with local Jewish leaders canceled

Israel’s Diaspora Affairs Minister Amichai Chikli’s scheduled meeting on Thursday with Jewish leaders in North Bethesda area was canceled, according to Hebrew media reports. Maariv...

Conservative Movement Approves Vegan, Vegetarian Restaurants as Kosher

Going out to eat will be a lot easier for Conservative Jews who keep kosher — and their synagogues — thanks to a recent...

New all-digital Hunger Museum charts US response to food insecurity through a Jewish lens

Sponsored By Larry Luxner An 1888 portrait of Ellen Swallow Richards and her all-female home economics class at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A 1915 campaign...

Md. among states with primary on first day of Passover

Maryland is one of four states with presidential primaries that fall on the first day of Passover next year and legislation has been introduced...

Local pulpit rabbis on Israel: ‘We don’t give up on family’

A New York City rabbi recently made national headlines when he announced that, as an act of protest against extremists in the government of...

Growing number of young Jews turning to service to express their Jewish values

  Janu Mendel, the Southeast regional director of Repair the World, tends to vegetation at a local community farm in Miami. (Courtesy of Repair the...

Maryland’s Jamie Raskin has cancer

Jamie Raskin, the Jewish Maryland Democrat who has been a lead investigator of former President Donald Trump’s alleged responsibility for the deadly Jan. 6,...

Anne Frank, Christian?

By Andrew Lapin The Republican nominee for Congress in Texas’ 7th district is a self-proclaimed history buff, but his take on Anne Frank is not...