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Watch Ted Cruz Make Matzah With Kids In Brooklyn Ahead Of NY Primary

04/08/2016 - 10:07

Ahead of the presidential primaries in New York, Ted Cruz helped Jewish children make matzah in Brooklyn.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, making matzah with children at the Model Matzah Bakery in Brooklyn, New York, April 7, 2016. JTA

Whole Foods CEO Reportedly Quits Marc Gafni’s Group

04/07/2016 - 11:50

Whole Foods co-founder and CEO John Mackey reportedly has resigned from disgraced rabbi Marc Gafni’s New Age think tank.

Marc Gafni. JTA

Holocaust Survivor, 92, Hosts Reddit Forum, Describes Hellish Life In Nazi Camps

04/07/2016 - 11:12

A 92-year-old survivor of seven German concentration camps participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything question-and-answer session, detailing his harrowing near-death to liberation story.

Holocaust survivor Henry Flesher. Via reddit.com

Lion Ted

Jewish right seen backing Cruz for his pro-Israel creds.

04/06/2016 - 09:06
Associate Editor

Anybody who cared about the civil rights movement in the 1960s, and even today, would immediately recognize the names Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney, activists, two Jewish, one black, murdered in Mississippi by the Klan. Today, many surely know the names Treyvon Martin or Eric Garner, young black men killed before their time.

Sen. Ted Cruz, left, and casino operator and major GOP donor Sheldon Adelson at last year’s ZOA dinner. JTA

Jewish Values Debate Intensifies As N.Y. Primary Nears

Clinton-Sanders race revealing fresh communal fault lines.

04/06/2016 - 08:47

As the New York primary for both Democratic and Republican presidential hopefuls looms April 19, the battle for Jewish votes is revealing — and likely exacerbating — sharp communal fault lines over Jewish values, Israel and demographics. 

Supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are seeing the race through the lens of social justice. Photos by Getty Images

Baseball’s Back: Here’s A Look At 8 Jewish Major Leaguers And A Manager

04/05/2016 - 11:53
JTA

Will Joc Pederson rebound from his second-half struggles of last season? Can Kevin Pillar build on his strong 2015 campaign? Will injuries derail one-time MVP Ryan Braun?

Kevin Pillar hitting against the Baltimore Orioles, May 12, 2015. JTA

Caught Between White House And Its Critics, Lawmaker Pledges To Renew Iran Sanctions

04/04/2016 - 10:52
JTA

Washington – The top Democrat handling foreign relations in the Senate says he will endeavor to get Congress to reauthorize Iran sanctions before year’s end, a key goal of pro-Israel activists.

Sen. Ben Cardin speaking at a news conference with other leading Democratic senators at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. JTA

Unique Reunion At Florida Synagogue

26 Holocaust-era Torah scrolls that originated from Czechoslovakia were reunited together for the first time in 70 years.

03/30/2016 - 14:02
Staff Writer

Twenty-six survivors of the Holocaust were reunited recently at Temple Beth El in Hollywood, Fla. — Torah scrolls from Czechoslovakia, the Sun Sentinel reported.

26 Holocaust-era Torah scrolls were reunited together at Temple Beth El in Florida. Courtesy of Temple Beth El

Trump’s Jewish Giving Rubs Against Tenor Of His Campaign

Some see ‘disconnect’ between his sizeable contributions and views on minorities, immigrants, Israel.

03/30/2016 - 08:36
Staff Writer

During the Republican presidential debates, real estate tycoon Donald J. Trump insisted that although he wanted to remain “neutral” on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict he is “totally pro-Israel” and has received “the Tree of Life Award and many of the greatest awards given by Israel.”

Donald Trump has given to ADL, yet the defense agency has redirected money he’s contributed to “anti-bias programs.” Getty Image

A Jewish Baseball Museum, At Last

03/29/2016 - 17:50
JTA

When Jews visit the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, they can learn about the only two members of the tribe who have been inducted into the hallowed museum: Hank “The Hebrew Hammer” Greenberg and Sandy Koufax.

Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg is among the major leaguers in new online museum. TSN Archives/Getty Images
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