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The 2021 Supreme Court’s Jewish issues: Abortion, church-state separation, a painting stolen by Nazis...

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The Supreme Court opened a new session of cases this week, and an array of them affect Jewish life in the United States. But there...

Claims conference allots first-time pensions for 6,500 Holocaust survivors

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  The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) announced today that first-time pensions will be allotted for Holocaust survivors who hid in...

No one lost their Jewish last name at Ellis Island. But we gained...

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By Andrew Silow-Carroll Shortly before he died, my dad gave me a trove of family documents, some dating to the 19th century. For the first...

Paul Strauss has been a Washington shadow senator for decades. Jewish values still motivate...

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Being a shadow senator pays about as much as you’d think any job title with “shadow” in it would pay — nothing. It also...

Cardin, Jewish groups rally behind Muslim Biden nominee attacked by Republicans

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Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin (D) is one of Israel’s staunchest defenders in Congress — and he thinks Republican attacks on one of President Joe...

Progressive Jewish leaders condemn AIPAC for ads slamming ‘Squad’ members

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Dozens of progressive Jewish leaders have signed a letter condemning the Israel lobby AIPAC for social media ads targeting Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...

Meet Kathy Hochul, who will replace Cuomo as N.Y. governor

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By Stuart Ain Kathy Hochul, who is set to succeed Andrew Cuomo as governor of New York, is no stranger to the New York Jewish...

Leading nonprofit Jewish funeral chapel is transforming approach to end-of-life issues

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Sponsored By Stewart Ain Funerals are notoriously expensive and often loaded with unexpected fees. They come at a time when people are at their most vulnerable,...

Jewish adult summer camp is back!

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner There’ll be bubble soccer and fire-breathing. Pool volleyball and flower pounding. Israeli dancing and rock climbing. And there won’t be a single...

Biden chooses Marylander as liaison to the Jewish community

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By Ron Kampeas and Selah Maya Zighelboim After months of speculation, President Joe Biden has chosen Chanan Weissman as White House liaison to the Jewish...