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People Who Attend Religious Services Live Longer, New Study Suggests

06/17/2016 - 10:20
JTA

All those people urging you to go to synagogue more may have a point.

The main hall of the Grand Choral Synagogue of St. Petersburg, Russia. Wikimedia Commons

Weld Raps FBI On Orlando Case

Mateen’s name should have stayed on terror database, Libertarian VP candidate says.

06/16/2016 - 13:30
Staff Writer

Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, the Libertarian Party candidate for vice president, criticized the FBI for the way it handled an earlier investigation of Omar Mateen, the man who Sunday shot and killed 49 people in an Orlando, Fla., nightclub.

William Weld. Wikimedia Commons

Israel’s Envoy To UN Elected Chairman Of Standing Committee In Historic Vote

06/16/2016 - 11:15

Jerusalem — Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations was elected chairman of the U.N. Legal Committee — the first time an Israeli has been chosen to head a permanent committee of the world body.

Danny Danon, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, speaking to the media before the Security Council’s quarterly debate.JTA

Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Meet After She Handily Wins Final Primary In DC

06/16/2016 - 11:06

Washington — Hillary Clinton, after resoundingly winning the final primary in the District of Columbia, held a meeting with her rival for the Democratic presidential nod, Bernie Sanders, that both sides described as positive.

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders shaking hands before the CNN Democratic Presidential Debate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. JTA

It’s Yelp For Sheitels—The First-Ever Wig Review Site

06/15/2016 - 16:49

First there was “Tinder for bras.” Now there’s a Yelp for sheitels, the wigs worn by many married Orthodox Jewish women.

Myriam Schottenstein, the founder of ShayTell, a sheitel review website, and her daughter. JTA

Larry David And HBO Bring Back ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ After Five Year Hiatus

With Bernie Sanders effectively out of the race, Larry David can now focus on his primary role — being Larry David.

06/15/2016 - 10:09
Editorial Intern

We cannot curb our enthusiasm. After half of a decade without Susie, Jeff, Funkhouser and lots of corduroys, star and executive producer, Larry David, is bringing hit comedy series, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” back to HBO. 

Larry David arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 5, 2015 in New York. Getty Images

After Orlando Shooting, An Expert Warns About Who’s Guarding Jewish Sites

06/14/2016 - 15:35

Washington — Jewish institutions must react to the flaws in the security industry exposed by the mass shooting in Orlando, the top Jewish community security official said.

Omar Mateen, who killed 49 and injured dozens at an Orlando gay nightclub, was employed by a prominent security firm. JTA

Orlando Jewish Groups Respond To Shooting With Sadness, Calls To Action

Organizations denounce violence, plan community prayer vigil.

06/14/2016 - 10:00

 Jewish groups in Orlando responded to the mass shooting attack at the Pulse nightclub with messages of sadness and sympathy, and calls to action.

People hold candles at a memorial service for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shootings in Orlando, Florida. Getty Images

Gunman Who Killed 49 In Orlando Nightclub Pledged Allegiance To ISIS

06/13/2016 - 09:32

A gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando called 911 and pledged allegiance to the Islamic State shortly after the start of the attack.

Israeli LGBT activists light candles at Zion Square in Jerusalem in solidarity with the victims of the Orlando shooting. JTA

A Look Back: Top Jewish Moments of the Democratic Primaries

Is it just us, or was this an exceptionally Jewy primary season?

06/09/2016 - 16:03
Editorial Intern

Since her decisive victory in the June 7th primaries, Hillary Clinton has finally clinched the Democratic nomination, effectively ending the primary season. Still, between Senator Bernie Sanders and Clinton battling it out for the top spot, it’s been a particularly Jewy primary season. Here are some of the top Jewish moments of the campaign.

Clinton and Sanders shake hands at the CNN Democratic Presidential Debate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in April 2016. Getty Images
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