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Ben Harris, JTA
Ben Harris, JTA

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...

Rabbi Weiss backs down on ‘rabba’

NEW YORK — On the eve of a conference marking the expansion of leadership roles for women within Orthodoxy, the trend’s most prominent rabbinic proponent has...

Jewish groups answer ‘Israel Apartheid Week’ taking place on university campuses

NEW YORK — At universities across the globe, the annual springtime ritual known as Israel Apartheid Week is kicking off this week, and Jewish students and pro-Israel...

US Jewish leaders: Fatah must recognize Jewish state, stop incitement against Israel

NEW YORK — US Jewish leaders pressed PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on incitement and the need to keep Israel a Jewish state. At a meeting Feb. 18 in Jenin between...

Gaza evacuees still waiting for homes

NITZAN, Israel — More than four years after her family was ejected from their home in the Gaza Strip, Karen Sarfaty lives with her husband and four of their children in...

Conservative kibbutz celebrates

KIBBUTZ HANNATON, Israel — Over the din of children playing, some 20 people crowded into the home of Aylon and Ravit Samson here on the night of Jan. 2 for Kibbutz...