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The new Pew: ‘Jewish Americans in 2020’

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By Toby Tabachnick  “Jewish Americans in 2020,” Pew’s first deep dive into Jewish life in the U.S. since 2013, paints a picture of a population...

Jewish schools focus on anti-racist education

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner After George Floyd was murdered last May at the hands of Minneapolis police, and protests and demonstrations spread around the country, students...

Immunologist warns against pandemic fatigue

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Immunologist Paul Offit is worried about what he views as a growing desensitization to the statistics on COVID-19 infection rates and death tolls. “I know...

What Jewish summer camp will look like this year

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Last year at this time, the message out of Jewish summer camps was one of doom and gloom. In April 2020, the Union for Reform...

Interest in immigrating to Israel from US soars despite pandemic-era challenges

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Rachel and Yosef Gross immigrated to Israel in February 2020, and due to the pandemic, Rachel was unable to fly to Chicago to visit...

J Street sees the return of diplomacy and nuance

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By David Holzel, Eric Schucht and Ron Kampeas The J Street conference, held virtually this year, was a celebration of the group’s renewed influence now...

A year into the pandemic, Conservative Jews consider whether to make Zoom prayer permanent

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By Ben Harris and Eric Schucht On the first weekend of the coronavirus lockdowns in New York City in March 2020, Rabbi Rachel Ain decided...

Abbas, Olmert call for 2 states at J Street conference

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The failed Israeli-Palestinian peace attempt in 2008 would have succeeded if it had been given more time, said former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who...

Bernie Madoff, whose Ponzi scheme devastated the Jewish world, dies in prison at 82

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Bernie Madoff, the fraudster who ran a $17.5 billion Ponzi scheme ensnaring thousands of investors, including a long list of Jewish organizations and families,...

As border crossings spike, Arizona Jewish leaders call for action

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By Nicole Raz PHOENIX — Eddie Chavez Calderon lives his life two years at a time. That’s how often the Arizona Jews for Justice’s campaign...