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Ben Sales, JTA

    Young Zionists try to stand up

    NEW YORK — Two weeks after the recent flareup of violence in Israel and Gaza, as fights over Israel and Palestine raged on social media, Julia Jassey wondered aloud...

    In Israel, acid government shift

    JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned violent rhetoric on “every side” of the political spectrum June 6. Netanyahu’s speech came as the...

    Israel: New government emerges

    JERUSALEM — An unprecedented coalition of Israeli parties — including an Arab party for the first time — told Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin June 2 that it...

    Iron Dome has changed how Israelis experience war

    JERUSALEM — Overnight between May 13 and 14, an arresting image appeared on social media: On the right, streaks of fire shot out into the night sky — rockets heading...

    New Pew picture of American Jewry

    NEW YORK — Meet America’s Jews: They’re older, more educated, richer and less religious, on average, than the rest of the country. They’re overwhelmingly white,...

    At least 45 dead in stampede at mass Lag b’Omer event

    At least 45 people were crushed to death and at least 150 wounded Thursday night in a stampede during a celebration that drew tens of thousands of haredi Orthodox Jews...

    Whither immigration?

    WASHINGTON — Three weeks after taking office, Joe Biden announced that he would quadruple the number of refugees allowed into the US. For HIAS, it seemed like an...

    Conservative Judaism faces the Zoom question

    NEW YORK — On the first weekend of the coronavirus lockdowns in New York City in March, 2020, Rabbi Rachel Ain decided that her Conservative synagogue would conduct...

    The other Abbas — kingmaker?

    JERUSALEM — Following yet another Israeli election, voters are getting to know an unlikely kingmaker: Mansour Abbas, an Arab-Israeli lawmaker who might be the one to...

    Vaccine passports — and reaction to them — critiqued

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) and a member of the US Holocaust Memorial Council compare the idea of “vaccine passports” to Nazi Germany, with the...