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Sue Fishkoff, JTA
Sue Fishkoff, JTA

Steven Zipperstein, left, author of 'Pogrom'

Kishinev: What really happened

SAN FRANCISCO — There was a time when “Kishinev” was all you had to say. The three days of brutal anti-Jewish violence in 1903 in the capital city of present-day...

No more national Jewish studies

SAN FRANCISCO — The American Jewish community spends a lot of money counting itself. So does the US as a whole: The 2010 US Census cost taxpayers $13 billion. While the...

Unkind cut: San Francisco asked to ban circumcision

SAN FRANCISCO — In November, San Franciscans will vote on a ballot measure that would outlaw circumcision on boys under the age of 18. Although experts say it is...

Reform Jews tussle over Jacobs

SAN FRANCISCO — An angry exchange over the Zionist credentials of the incoming president of the Reform movement has intensified and exploded onto the public stage. The...

Shuls: too little, too much, security?

SAN FRANCISCO — Nobody thought much about the shabby but quiet middle-aged man who showed up last weekend at an Orthodox study hall in suburban Cleveland. But when...

Moosewood Cookbook and kosher

BERKELEY — Cookbook maven Mollie Katzen is in her Berkeley kitchen whipping up a little dinner for her daughter, who is home visiting from college. “Steamed artichoke...

Limmud: perfect networking tool for authors, artists, groups

SAN FRANCISCO — Journalist and author Lisa Alcalay Klug flew across the country this month to present at Limmud NY, the annual New York version of the worldwide Jewish...

Rabbis remember marching with Martin Luther King in South in 1960s

SAN FRANCISCO — Rabbi Israel Dresner, 81, says he’s the most arrested rabbi in America. At least that was the case in the 1960s, he says, when Dresner was one of...

New rabbinical school in Canada is between Orthodox and Conservative

SAN FRANCISCO — When the opening of a new rabbinical school is announced, the obvious first question for many is: What denomination is it? In the case of a new yeshiva...

Reform movement: Reinvent ourselves!

SAN FRANCISCO — After the Reform movement broadcast online its first session devoted to reassessing itself, in mid-November, the comments poured in. One viewer...