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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

A ‘Little Einsteins,’ For Little Mensches

New cartoon on Jewish values focuses on the ‘why' of Judaism rather than the ‘how.’

03/29/2016 - 15:57
Deputy Managing Editor

When Sarah Lefton began developing a video series for Jewish children, her first thought was to focus on Jewish ritual. 

“Magical sparks” Gabi and Rafael intervene to help a family properly welcome a visiting cousin in the series’ first episode.

‘Batman V. Superman': Jesse Eisenberg On Lex Luthor’s Jewish Qualities

03/28/2016 - 12:55
JTA

When the highly anticipated movie “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” opens nationally on Friday, several burning questions will finally be answered.

Henry Cavill, left, as Clark Kent, and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” JTA

Jewish PAC Endorses Hillary Clinton For President

03/28/2016 - 12:51

Washington — A Jewish political action committee endorsed Hillary Clinton for president and pledged to help get out the vote for her.

Hillary Clinton addressing the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C. JTA
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