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Shira Hanau, JTA
Shira Hanau, JTA

Sefaria moves from the Talmud to democracy

NEW YORK — Could democracy take a page from the Talmud? The creators of Sefaria, a project to digitize Jewish texts, think so. Since 2012, Sefaria, a database of...

Did Brooklyn’s chasidic community achieve herd immunity?

NEW YORK — The front page of the June 26 issue of Der Yid, one of the most widely circulated Yiddish newspapers among New York’s chasidic Orthodox communities, made...

Alumni ask day schools to fight racism

NEW YORK — When Ilana Goldberg scrolled through Instagram on June 9, much of her feed consisted of black squares as part of an initiative called #BlackoutTuesday to...

When the call for talleisim when out, people answered

NEW YORK — Andrew Parver’s phone hasn’t stopped ringing since Sunday. That’s when Parver, the director of operations at the Hebrew Free Burial Association in New...