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Uriel Heilman, JTA
Uriel Heilman, JTA

RCA reaffirms rejection of female clergy

NEW YORK — When America’s main modern Orthodox rabbinical association voted last week to ban the hiring of female clergywomen by its members, the question wasn’t...

Biennial: State of Reform Judaism

NEW YORK — Some 5,000 Reform Jews will gather Nov. 4-8 in Orlando, Fla., for the biennial conference of the Union for Reform Judaism. Read on for more about the...

Do US taxpayers help Jewish terror?

NEW YORK — Taxpayer dollars in the US and Israel are subsidizing Jewish terrorism against Arabs, a complaint filed with the New York state Attorney General’s Office...

Hebrew National’s mixed message

NEW YORK — It may be America’s most iconic kosher brand, famous for its hot dogs that in the words of its unforgettable ad slogan, “answer to a higher authority.” So...

Mismanagement at Claims Conference?

NEW YORK — Ahead of its annual meeting in New York, the board of directors of the Claims Conference controversy, again, looked to lead the agenda for the group that...

Abe Foxman leaves ADL after nearly 30 years

NEW YORK — If there’s one thing that can be said of longtime ADL leader Abraham Foxman, who is stepping down this month after nearly 30 years at the helm, it’s that...

Lining up a Jewish rogues’ gallery

NEW YORK — Rabbi Barry Freundel was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for surreptitiously videotaping naked women in the mikveh shower room adjacent to his synagogue....

Jewish groups rush to aid Nepalese

NEW YORK — Almost as soon as news of Nepal’s devastating earthquake reached the wider world, Jewish aid groups began mobilizing humanitarian efforts to help the...

Shabbat music in shul strikes a chord

NEW YORK — When Rabbi Bruce Dollin first talked to the board at his Conservative synagogue about launching an alternative, singing-centered Shabbat morning service that...

If there’s a deal, it’s still not a deal

NEW YORK — As of April 2, it is being reported that the six powers have reached an agreement in Lausanne, Switzerland, where talks on Iran’s nuclear program have been...