Which Baseball Team Is The Most ‘Jewish?’

10/06/2016 - 12:51

October marks the beginning of a new year, a time of fresh starts and second chances — and playoff baseball, the climax of a summer of (we still insist) American Jewry’s favorite sport.

With their storied history, the Yankees stand for tradition, and that’s what the Jewish people are all about. Getty Images

Obama Officials Blast Israel’s Settlement Announcement As Betrayal Of Friendship, Peres Legacy

10/06/2016 - 12:10

The Obama administration cast Israel’s plan to build 300 units deep inside the West Bank as a betrayal of U.S. friendship and of Shimon Peres’ legacy.

Shimon Peres and President Obama meeting in Washington, D.C., June 25, 2014. JTA

In Church-State Culture Wars, Jews More Liberal Than Christians

10/06/2016 - 11:30
Staff Writer

Those who worship on Saturdays rather than Sundays are far more likely to believe that businesses should be required to provide wedding services to same-sex couples, that employers should be required to offer health plans that pay for birth control and that people should be allowed to use whatever public restroom best matches their gender identity.

New Pew study says Jews more likely to say businesses should be required to provide wedding services to same-sex couples. Getty

Jews Of Color Press For Acceptance

With race at the center of the national conversation, multicultural Jews walk line between ‘otherness’ and belonging.

10/06/2016 - 11:06
Staff Writer

This the first of a two part feature on the changing face of the Jewish Community. Read part two here.

Hair has a lot to do with it, according to Sophia Weinstock.

Weinstock, 21, the daughter of an Ashkenazi father and African-American and Puerto Rican mother, first noticed her hair was different as a young girl growing up in the Orthodox community of Staten Island. Her dark, tightly bound curls, tinged with blond at the ends, resisted all efforts to be tamed, though she tried desperately to pull them back.

The changing face of the Jewish community. JW

Who’s Right On Iran Nuke Deal?

VP candidates trade assessments at debate. And what do the Israelis really think of it?

10/06/2016 - 10:53

Washington – Seven times during the vice presidential debate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., said the deal his running mate, Hillary Clinton, worked on had helped “stop Iranian nuclear weapons.”

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, left, and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence squared off Tuesday evening in the vice-presidential debate. JTA

In Final Rosh Hashanah Greeting, Obama Cites Shimon Peres

10/02/2016 - 12:29

President Barack Obama reflected on the “great privilege” of working with the Jewish community in his final Rosh Hashanah message as president.

In his final new year message, Obama reflected on the “great privilege” of working with the Jewish community. Screenshot/Youtube

Israeli Leaders Send Rosh Hashanah Greetings To Jews Around The World

10/02/2016 - 12:20

Israeli leaders offered Rosh Hashanah greetings to Jews around the world.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a message released Sunday as both a letter and a YouTube video called the Jewish New Year “a time for celebration, a time for reflection.”

The Prime Minister of Israel in a Shana Tova message to the public. Screenshot/Youtube

Pepe The Frog Meme Added To ADL Hate Database

09/29/2016 - 15:35

(JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League has added the internet meme Pepe the Frog, a cartoon character that has become a popular symbol for white supremacists, to its online hate database.

Pepe the Frog, an internet meme, has become a symbol of the alt-right. (Twitter)

Obama Orders Flags Flown At Half-Staff To Honor Peres

09/29/2016 - 10:59

President Barack Obama announced he was heading to Jerusalem to attend the funeral of Shimon Peres and ordered flags flown at half-staff, a rare honor for foreign leaders.

A flag at the U.S. Capitol flies at half staff in 2012. Getty Images

Jewish Vote Seen As Key In Pa., Florida Battlegrounds

New study cites Bucks County, Pa., and Palm Beach as fight over jobs intensifies.

09/28/2016 - 12:29
Staff Writer

With the first bruising presidential debate behind them and only five weeks before Election Day, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are turning their attention to industrial battleground states in an effort to gain ground in a race that has become too close to call.

Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump leave the stage after the first presidential debate at Hofstra Uni. in New York on Sep, 26. Getty
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