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Shira Hanau, JTA

Buyer’s remorse among Trump supporters?

NEW YORK — Much of the American Orthodox community had lined up behind Trump ahead of the election. Polls showed Orthodox voters supporting him by overwhelming...

Anti-Semitism ‘Cow’ takes Twitter to task

NEW YORK — An anonymous Twitter account that “mooed” at anti-Semitic tweeters before quitting the platform returned Jan. 4 to take the platform to task one last...

Pioneer in Jewish feminism passes

JERUSALEM — Rabbi Yehuda Herzl Henkin, a pioneer in the world of Jewish feminism who experienced personal tragedy later in life, died Dec. 23 in Israel. Henkin and his...

Why all these COVID lawsuits?

NEW YORK — In the more than 30 years that Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel has worked at Agudath Israel, an umbrella organization and advocacy group representing haredi...

The Kranjec Test: Did a woman author the text?

NEW YORK — When Danielle Kranjec committed to using only Jewish texts written by women in the classes she taught for Hillel International’s Springboard Fellowship, a...

After Thanksgiving: schools open?

DENVER — Staci Zimmerman’s in-laws had planned to fly in from Los Angeles to visit her and her family in Denver for Thanksgiving. But when COVID cases started...

Trump’s Orthodox Jewish support

NEW YORK — Rayne Lunger had known for some time that many in her community supported Donald Trump for president. But it was just in the last few weeks when “Trump...

Tense Brooklyn anti-COVID protest

NEW YORK — A tense and at times violent protest by Orthodox Jews against New York’s crackdown on gatherings in their neighborhoods mixed with Orthodox leaders...

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...