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Ben Sales, JTA
Ben Sales, JTA

Members of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah movement pictured November 8, 2017. (Mahmoud Zayyat/AFP/Getty)

Israel, Iran, Syria trade blows

JERUSALEM — Israel and Iran have been clashing for years. But on Feb. 10, their war of words briefly became an actual fight. In short succession, Iran sent a drone...

Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach pictured at Beth Joseph synagogue, where he performed in 1989. (Dave Buresh/Denver Post via Getty)

Whither Carlebach’s music?

NEW YORK — When Rabbi Angela Buchdahl announced how her synagogue would respond to the #MeToo moment, she singled out a man. But he wasn’t one of her congregants,...

L-r: Chuck Schumer, Benjamin Netanyahu, Mitch McConnell pictured in 2017. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Dems’ support for Israel sliding?

NEW YORK — The share of Democrats who sympathize more with Israel than the Palestinians is falling fast, while Republican sympathy for Israel over the Palestinians is...

Rabbi Avram Mlotek, right, at his Base Hillel home in New York City.

Base Hillel is another entry point for young Jews

NEW YORK — At a small stove in the kitchen, a man exploring conversion to Judaism is frying tofu with red onions. Chatting with him is a woman who works for a...

Delta planes at LaGuardia. (Robert Alexander/Getty)

Lawsuits against Delta allege anti-Semitism

NEW YORK — It wasn’t long after Nahum Amir began working for Delta Airlines as a mechanic that he says his manager started calling him “the Jewish guy.” Then...

Michael Oren, pictured in the Knesset, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Shoot to kill?

JERUSALEM — If a Palestinian appears to be committing a terror attack, do they deserve to die on the spot? The answer is yes, says Michael Oren. The former Israeli...

Elhanan Miller (Bruria Hammer)

Ask me anything — in Arabic

JERUSALEM — Is it true that Judaism doesn’t accept converts? Is it true that Jews have to wash their hands before they pray? Is it true that Jews have historically...

Avi Gabbay (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Labor’s new pragmatic, centrist leader

NEW YORK — If Avi Gabbay becomes Israel’s next prime minister, he wants you to know he loves American Jews. Gabbay, the latest head of Israel’s Labor Party, was in...

Children participating in a Yom Kippur event at the Palo Alto JCC. (Ilyanne Photographic Art)

How a JCC reaches secular Israelis

PALO ALTO, Calif. — With a foot in the tech world and another in Jewish culture, the JCC in Palo Alto has transformed itself into a hub for local Israeli expatriates....

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate (Twelve Books)

Many Minnesota Jews miss Franken

MINNEAPOLIS — It’s a shame Al Franken has to go, Minnesota Jews say. But he has to go. That’s the feeling Minnesota Jewish leaders expressed a day after the...