Friday, November 27, 2020 -
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Gil Shefler, JTA

Chabad man pushing fashion boundaries

NEW YORK — Yosel Tiefenbrun looked in the mirror and he liked what he saw. The 23-year-old Chabad rabbi and apprentice at Maurice Sedwell, a bespoke tailor’s shop on...

Portland reaches out to young Jews

PORTLAND, Ore. — Jessica Bettelheim, a business ethics lecturer at Portland State University and a young Jewish mother, has little time to spare on weekends. Like other...

Is there a flip side to Birthright?

NEW YORK — With the summer travel season fast approaching, providers of Israel programs for teenagers are bracing themselves for what several say could be a season of...

Venezuelan Jews ponder their exile

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Fla. — Sitting outside a Starbucks coffee shop in this small city north of Miami Beach, Paul Hariton recalls the dramatic night in 2002 when he and...

Uncertain future for Venezuelan Jews

CARACAS — The eyes of a dead man stare at visitors passing through immigration at Simon Bolivar International Airport. They follow drivers making the trek along the...

Most Jewish groups set to leave Haiti

NEW YORK — It was the poor construction. There had been many earthquakes more powerful than the one that hit Haiti nearly three years ago, and there have been many more...

Should Israel be a model for US airport security?

NEW YORK — As US officials try to figure out how to improve airport security in the aftermath of the failed Christmas Day bombing attempt of a Northwest Airlines flight...

Diaspora support for Israeli-Arab causes

NEW YORK — When the Reform movement passed a resolution endorsing advocacy for Israeli Arabs, it wasn’t the first time an American Jewish group had backed the cause of...

Rally condemns Iran’s leader

NEW YORK — Several thousand people turned out in New York City for a demonstration for freedom in Iran that was organized by Jewish groups and numerous other...

Day schools taking measures to prevent spread of swine flu

NEW YORK — Some schools are pouring bleach over desks. Others are stocking bathrooms with anti-bacterial soap. As summer vacation nears an end and students set to...