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Pro-Israel Democrats challenged in New York

WASHINGTON — One of the biggest stories of 2018 was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s success in ousting a senior New York Democrat, Joseph Crowley, in her Bronx area’s...

ADL: Anti-Semitic incidents rose in 2019

NEW YORK — Last year saw the most anti-Semitic incidents in the US since at least 1979, according to the ADL. The 2,107 incidents recorded in 2019 reflect a 12%...

JFNA-led consortium came up with PPE

By Michele Chabin NEW YORK — When the novel coronavirus began its relentless sweep through elder-care facilities in North America, Andrew Banoff, chairman of the Assn....

Summer camps closed, suspended

NEW YORK — Nearly all Reform Jewish summer camps, and at least one Conservative camp, will remain closed for the 2020 summer due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic....

Bill de Blasio singles out Jews for critique

By Philissa Cramer NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio drew fierce criticism this week after he singled out “the Jewish community” in a trio of tweets...

When the call for talleisim when out, people answered

NEW YORK — Andrew Parver’s phone hasn’t stopped ringing since Sunday. That’s when Parver, the director of operations at the Hebrew Free Burial Association in New...

Bitter battle over Lob at Conference of Presidents

WASHINGTON — The American Jewish community’s leading lobby coalition elected its next leader on April 28, in a confirmation vote that was anything but routine,...

Synagogues hesitant to re-open

NEW YORK — The road to reopening for houses of worship has been paved in a handful of states, even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to kill more than 1,500...

2020 Census asks tricky question about Jewish ‘origins’

WASHINGTON — It’s the ninth question on the census, and for many Jewish respondents, it’s a surprising — and sometimes unwelcome — invitation to consider who...

Three weeks after Purim, coronavirus is hitting Jewish communities hard

NEW YORK — The day before the chasidic folk band Zusha performed before a crowd of 300 in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights on the evening of March 9, the...