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Sue Fishkoff, JTA
Sue Fishkoff, JTA

Pete Seeger to participate in on-line peace rally

SAN FRANCISCO — No one tells Pete Seeger what to do. At 91, the iconic folk singer has penned hundreds of protest songs, railing against everything from the Vietnam War...

Forgotten cemeteries not just in Eastern Europe: try Alabama

SAN FRANCISCO — The old Jewish cemetery in Eufaula, Ala., hasn’t been used in years. “The monuments are just crumbling,” said Sara Hamm. She and her family are the...

In France, Masorti struggles but succeeds in attracting younger Jews

PARIS — At 6 p.m. on a Friday, Rabbi Yeshaya Dalsace was in the kitchen making hummus. He had finished vacuuming the living room, where Shabbat services would soon...

Recession catching up to Jews

SAN FRANCISCO — Robert M., 58, worked for a news organization in the San Francisco Bay area until September, 2008, when he lost his job in layoffs that eliminated 15%...

Turning Judaism into online minyan

SAN FRANCISCO – On a recent weekday, Rivka Bowlin led mincha, the afternoon prayer service, from her home in Louisville, Ky. Her fellow worshipers were in Atlanta,...

Will the real Feisel Abdul Rauf please stand up?

SAN FRANCISCO — Who is Feisel Abdul Rauf? Initially, the controversy over building a $100-million Islamic community center and mosque two blocks from Ground Zero was...

Hillel gears up for anti-Israel activism

ST. LOUIS — Amanda Boris is nervous about what she’ll face when classes resume at the University of Wisconsin later this month. “There’s an uncomfortable amount of...

Jewish-Muslim friendship bus brakes for peace

BESANCON, France — On a hot afternoon in early June, an unusual looking bus is parked in the central square of this historic city in eastern France. Passers-by cast...

Tzur Hadassah, Wadi Fukin get along, express concern over security fence

WADI FUKIN, West Bank — Mohammed Mansara, a 70-year-old farmer who goes by the name Abu Mazen, indicates with a sweep of his arm the fruit trees and vegetables he grows...

What happened to all those Russian immigrants?

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.— Alex Varum was 8 years old when he left Russia. Now 35 and a real estate developer in Silicon Valley, Varum grew up in California, speaks English...