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Josefin Dolsten, JTA
Josefin Dolsten, JTA

Ariella Barker

Jews with disabilities share their thoughts on inclusion

NEW YORK — Discussions about accessibility and inclusion for those with disabilities have become more mainstream in the Jewish world. But there are plenty of issues...

Rabbi Yehiel Kalish and Dafna Michaelson Jenet pictured in the Colorado State Capitol in 2017.

Siblings lay down the law

NEW YORK — Colorado Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet and newly appointed Illinois legislator Rabbi Yehiel Kalish are the first Jewish siblings to serve concurrently in...

Mikhl Baran with some Kinder Ring campers.

A look back at feel-good from 2018

NEW YORK — This year hasn’t been an easy one. From shootings that claimed many innocent lives, including at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, to political turmoil in the US...

Women's March on Washington, Jan. 21, 2017. (Mario Tama/Getty)

Women’s March fractured by internal conflicts, anti-Semitism allegations

NEW YORK — When the Women’s March galvanized millions of women in 2017 as a response to the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, Jewish participants were loud...

Andrew Rehfeld

Non-rabbi heads HUC

NEW YORK —The Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion has appointed Andrew Rehfeld, a political science professor who has led the Jewish Federation of St....

Dave Nicholls, seated, rides in the bobsled.

Cool Runnings? Meet Israel’s bobsled team

NEW YORK— In the span of just a couple days, Chaim Raice went from never having been on a bobsled to being a contender to represent Israel in the 2022 Winter Olympics....

Elaine Luria, left, and Elissa Slotkin are among the new faces in Congress.

Jewish women among Congress victors

WASHINGTON — Last week’s midterm elections were hailed as a victory for gender parity, as an unprecedented number of women won bids to serve in Congress. More than...

Fred Guttenberg at a CNN town hall meeting in Sunrise, Fla., Feb. 21, 2018. (Michael Laughlin/Sun Sentinel/TNS/Getty)

Guns: Two bereaved fathers differ

MIAMI — Jaime Guttenberg and Meadow Pollack shared many similarities. Both were brown-haired and bright-eyed girls, beloved by friends and family. Both were passionate...

L-r: Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Prof. Christine Blasey Ford (Win McNamee/Getty)

A Jewish take on the Kavanaugh hearings

NEW YORK — As Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, he had to answer questions about sexual misconduct...

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A vegan take on apples & honey

NEW YORK — The truth is, there is no commandment in Judaism to dip an apple in honey on Rosh Hashanah. But what would the Jewish New Year be without the custom? It’s...