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Mel Brooks And Other Stars Mourn Passing Of Gene Wilder

08/30/2016 - 10:35
JTA

It was a sad day in Hollywood on Monday as the world learned that Gene Wilder, one of the most beloved comic actors of the ’70s and ’80s, had passed away at the age of 83.

Gene Wilder, left, shown with Richard Pryor, got a lot of love from celebrities on Twitter. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Trump's Jewish Mini-Me

At a time when most Congressional Republicans are trying to distance themselves from Donald Trump, one is behaving like a clone of his party's presidential candidate, complete with mind-numbing outrageous charges and incendiary rhetoric.

Rep. Lee Zeldin, the lone Jewish Republican in this Congress, has called Barack Obama a "racist," sounded like a Trump birther questioning the president's heritage, accused him of having "no idea what he is doing" and implying he committed treason.

Nazi Propagandist Goebbels’ Wife Had Jewish Father, New Document Shows

08/23/2016 - 12:15

(JTA) — The wife of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels had a Jewish father, according to a new document discovered in the Berlin archives.

Joseph Goebbels with his daughters, at a Christmas celebration in Berlin, 1937. (German Federal Archives)

Jewish Fans Find Religious Way To Toast Aly Raisman’s Success

08/19/2016 - 10:25
RNS

(RNS) Dovid Green and his wife, Amy, are huge Aly Raisman fans. Orthodox Jews, they appreciate the pride the world-class gymnast takes in her Jewishness.

Aly Raisman competes on the vault during the women's individual all-around gymnastics final in Rio de Janeiro. RNS

Aly Raisman Wins Third Medal At Rio Olympics

08/17/2016 - 10:16

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — American Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman won her third medal of the Rio Olympics on Tuesday — a silver in the floor exercise.

Aly Raisman celebrates winning a silver medal in the floor exercise at the Rio Olympic Arena. (Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Jewish Swimmer Anthony Ervin Becomes Oldest Individual Swimming Gold Medalist

08/16/2016 - 12:16

(JTA) — Jewish swimmer Anthony Ervin became the oldest Olympic gold medalist in an individual swimming event, at 35 capping a comeback from burnout and drug use in the aftermath of his gold medal at 19.

Anthony Ervin reacting after winning the men’s 50-meter freestyle final at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro (JTA)

A New Approach To Dealing With Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox

08/11/2016 - 12:05

In recent years, a dramatic social, political and legal struggle has been waged against the ultra-Orthodox “society of scholars” in Israel.

One In Four U.K. Jews Intermarry – In The U.S. It’s One In Two

Concerns over rising intermarriage rates appear to be exaggerated, with the trend in both the UK and the USA remaining stable over the past 20 years.

07/11/2016 - 16:24
Editorial Intern

A new report by a British Jewish research organization that found that the intermarriage rate in the United Kingdom has remained stable in the last three decades — roughly half of the rate in the United States — has reignited the debate surrounding intermarriage.

Comparison of intermarriage rates in the UK and USA

Cruz And 'New York Values'

What did Ted Cruz really mean when he said Donald Trump represents "New York values?"

On the eve of the Iowa caucuses, where the evangelical vote is critical for Republicans and the Texas senator and New York real estate mogul are in a virtual dead heat, they've broken their bromance and begun trashing each other.

Trump has polished up his birther credentials and changed targets from Barack Obama to the Canadian-born Cruz. 

Where do your donations go?

It's that time of year.  The joyous season of giving.  No, I'm not talking about Chanukah, Christmas or Kwanza.

It's the time of year when we are flooded with appeals for money, not just in the spirit of generosity in this holiday season but because there's just a few days left to write those checks and get a tax deduction for the entire year.

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