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    The Bat Mitzvah — 100 years after the first one

    Temple Emanuel is one of more than 100 synagogues honoring the milestone in expanding roles for women in synagogue: the 1922 Bat Mitzvah of Judith Kaplan Eisenstein, the...

    ADL develops new algorithm to track anti-Semitism online

    When it comes to anti-Semitism on social media, the algorithms governing the major platforms shoulder some of the blame for their reach.

    Golda Meir is icon for Ukrainians

    The most prominent Jewish figure in Ukraine right now is the country’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky. The runner-up may well be another country’s famous Jewish...

    Eric Godal, political cartoonist, fled Nazi Germany

    German-Jewish illustrator Eric Godal first rose to prominence for his anti-Nazi cartoons in 1930s Germany. In the decades that followed, he garnered attention for his...

    Oligarchs sanctioned

    Jewish communities in Ukraine received a $10 million gift from a perhaps unlikely source last month: a charitable organization founded by three Russian Jewish oligarchs...

    $66.5 million NHL contract for Jewish kid from Long Island

    The way NHL defenseman Adam Fox describes it, he was brought up like any other not-very-religious Jewish kid on Long Island.

    Jewish high school senior makes first cut for ‘American Idol’

    Could the next Jennifer Hudson or Kelly Clarkson be Danielle Finn, a senior at Los Angeles’ Shalhevet High School?

    In Turkey, historic synagogue see new life

    Once a jewel of the Diaspora, 150 years ago the Jewish community of Izmir on Turkey’s Aegean coast numbered over 30,000. It was the hometown of notable figures, from...

    Reform movement publishes third inquiry into misconduct

    The last of three investigations into sexual misconduct in the Reform movement concluded last week with the release of a report focused on failures in programs serving...

    Indonesian Muslim groups: ‘close Holocaust exhibit’

    Some Muslim groups in Indonesia are demanding the closure of the country’s first permanent Holocaust exhibition, charging that it is part of an effort to normalize...