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Amid Threats, Jewish Blogger Returns

Did Brandeis student Daniel Mael’s right-wing, pro-Israel politics play a role in backlash against him?

01/21/2015
Staff Writer

When Daniel Mael, a 22-year-old Brandeis senior, returned to campus for his final semester last week, he was advised by university police not to walk anywhere alone.

Daniel Mael defends his right to free speech. Courtesy of Daniel Mael

Adaptation Of Classic Yiddish Tale Wins Top Sydney Taylor Award

01/21/2015

A new adaptation of a classic Yiddish tale and folk song is among the winners of this year’s Sydney Taylor Book Awards for children’s books.

Keeping Their Eyes On The Prize?

As Jews celebrate King’s legacy amid ‘Selma’ controversy, challenges emerge over how to pursue his dream.

01/21/2015
Jewish Week Correspondent

The Martin Luther King Shabbat in Crown Heights last Friday achieved what its organizers, Repair the World, were hoping it would achieve.

Rev. Martin Luther King, other civil rights leaders and clergy, including Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.Getty Images

Noah Pozner’s Parents Suing Over Sandy Hook Massacre

01/14/2015

The family of a Jewish boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre is one of two families suing Newtown, Conn., and its school board for alleged lax security.

Can Reform Center’s New Head Maneuver In Polarized D.C.?

01/14/2015

Washington — With an agenda that has come to match almost perfectly with the priorities of the Democratic Party, the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center has not had an easy time of it in an increasingly polarized Washington.

Rabbi Jonah Pesner: “I have known and loved the RAC for 30 years.” JTA

NYC Goes On Highest Security Alert In Wake Of Paris Attacks

01/13/2015

New York City put its security on high alert in the wake of last week’s attacks in Paris.

White House Says It Should Have Sent Higher-Level Representative To Paris Rally

01/13/2015

The White House acknowledged that it should have sent a higher-level representative to the anti-terrorism rally in Paris.

Paris Attacks Loom Over Golden Globes Ceremony

01/12/2015

Los Angeles – Actors including George Clooney, Kathy Bates and Helen Mirren wore “Je Suis Charlie” buttons at the Golden Globes Awards ceremony in memory of the 12 people killed in the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris.

Stephen Hazan Arnoff Named New CEO Of JCC Association

01/12/2015

Stephen Hazan Arnoff has been named the new chief executive officer of the Jewish Community Center Association.

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