Yuri Milner Putting $100M Into Space Project, Teaming With Mark Zuckerberg

04/14/2016 - 11:44

Russian-Jewish philanthropist and entrepreneur Yuri Milner is investing $100 million in an interstellar project that includes Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Nobel laureate Stephen Hawking.

Yuri Milner, left, and Stephen Hawking at a news conference in London on the Breakthrough Life in the Universe Initiatives. JTA

Jewish Groups Gearing Up For Summer Spate Of BDS Votes

Methodists, Presbyterians and Unitarians taking up sanctions resolutions at annual meetings.

04/13/2016 - 10:06
Staff Writer

The Jewish community is organizing against anti-Israel resolutions that will be voted on in the next few months by three prominent Protestant denominations in this country, and one religious group with Christian roots.

Reform leader Rabbi Rick Jacobs addressing Presbyterians before divestment vote last year. JTA

New Haggadah’s Message: Light Up

04/12/2016 - 17:52
Staff Writer

One Portland, Ore., couple has this year issued a Passover Haggadah that clearly is not like all others — it starts with an “Obligatory Legal Disclaimer.”

The Cannabis Passover Seder Haggadah isn’t a drag. Courtesy of Roy Kaufman

Distancing Herself From Obama, Clinton Embraces Israeli Views

In exclusive Jewish Week interview: ‘unfair’ to blame Israel for lack of Mideast peace progress; wants sanctions on Iran.

04/11/2016 - 15:29
Editor and Publisher

Signaling to Jewish voters that she would be more openly supportive of Israel and tougher on Iran than President Obama, Hillary Clinton told The Jewish Week in an exclusive interview that “it is unfair to put the onus on Israel” for the lack of progress on the Mideast peace front. And she asserted that “Iran should be sanctioned” for the recent launch of missiles Tehran says were designed to be able to hit the Jewish state, something the administration has not been prepared to do.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a conversation on gun violence at the Landmark Theater. Getty Images

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

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

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
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