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Century-old Erie murder of Jewish man garners new interest

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By Adam Reinherz PITTSBURGH A 100-year-old unsolved murder is getting renewed attention thanks to the victim’s granddaughter and some locals interested in preserving history. The case, which...

Jews, allies turn out for abortion rights

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Jewish supporters of abortion rights and allied congressional representatives staged a pro-choice rally Tuesday morning with the U.S. Capitol as the backdrop to protest...

Lipstadt decries those who do not take antisemitism seriously

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Antisemitism is often not taken seriously until it becomes deadly, said Deborah Lipstadt, the Holocaust scholar whose nomination to be the State Department’s antisemitism...

Jewish thinkers split among ethics of cannabis use

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On April 21, the sixth night of Passover, more than just Jews were celebrating a holiday revolving around a burning bush. The day marked the...

Where do Chuck Schumer and Madison Cawthorn both quote Torah?

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It was a day of dancing, libations, congressmen over 70 and controversial House Rep. Madison Cawthorn — who got so excited he called Jews...

Madeleine Albright, first female US secretary of state, dies at age 84

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Madeleine Albright, the first woman to hold the position of U.S. secretary of state, has died of cancer at the age of 84. A statement...

For Putin, this war is personal

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“No one since Stalin has had power in Russia like Putin does,” said Stephen Blank, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s...

Philadelphia Jewish Exponent sold to Mid-Atlantic Media

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Mid-Atlantic Media, LLC, bought, effective Feb. 28, the 135-year-old Jewish Exponent from the Jewish Publishing Group, a subsidiary of the Jewish Federation of Greater...

Ukrainian Jews, scarred by a bloody history, find themselves refugees once again

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Across Ukraine, Jews are engaging in a historically Jewish experience: becoming refugees. And hundreds of them from Odessa have headed to an unlikely destination, the...

Sexual misconduct report names Reform mvt.’s longtime youth director

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By Asaf Shalev The last of three investigations into sexual misconduct in the Reform movement concluded Thursday with the release of a report focused on...