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Ben Harris, JTA
Ben Harris, JTA

A painting of Leonard Cohen towering above Crescent Street in downtown Montreal.

In the footsteps of Leonard Cohen

MONTREAL — Just inside the gate of the Shaar Hashomayim synagogue off Boulevard du Mont Royal, a gravestone bears an unusual Star of David, the sharp angles of its two...

A group of graduates from Brandies class of '17. (Mike Lovett/Brandeis University)

How to land your first job after college

BOSTON — Perhaps no question irritates college seniors more than this query: “What are you going to do after graduation?” Liberal arts majors who don’t have a...

Non-shuls: non members…lots of participants

NEW YORK — In the summer of 2011, Lizzi Heydemann returned to her native Chicago to establish a Jewish community loosely modeled on Ikar, the Los Angeles congregation...

Pot legalization leader triumphs

NEW YORK — Say what you will about Mason Tvert, the Jewish activist behind the marijuana legalization campaign that passed in Colorado, the man clearly has a sense of...

Film documents ‘global ineffectiveness of UN’

NEW YORK — Call their style Michael Moore meets Sacha Baron Cohen. Two pro-Israel activists are hoping that their documentary on the UN — to be released nationwide on...

Meet singer/songwriter Regina Spektor

NEW YORK — Regina Spektor has a cold — or as she calls it, “a nondescript New York disease.” The singer is onstage at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York headlining a...

Florida’s legislature votes for one-state solution — or did it?

NEW YORK —— The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a hotly debated issue — but not in the Florida Legislature. Both houses of the state’s Legislature voted unanimously...

Jewish teams being forced to forfeit — deja vu all over again

NEW YORK — Chris Cole, the coach of the boys’ basketball team at the Robert M. Beren Academy in Houston, says his squad is peaking coming off its 27-point victory in...

Ethicist Rabbi Tendler tells it like it is

NEW YORK — After the January shootings in Arizona and the resultant calls for greater civility and moderation in the national discourse; after an acrimonious...

RCA slates discussion of women?s leadership

NEW YORK — With a high-profile discussion scheduled on women’s leadership and two proposed rules aimed at marginalizing rabbis who deviate leftward on hot-button...