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An Iranian Jewish woman casts her vote at the Yusef Abad Synagogue, February 26, 2016. (Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty)

US media struggle to understand complex reality of Iranian Jewry

By Larry Cohler-Esses NEW YORK — Several days after the Jewish Daily Forward published the first-ever report from the Islamic Republic of Iran by a reporter openly...

US President George Bush with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1992. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty)

Remembering Pres. Bush’s complex Jewish legacy

WASHINGTON — President George H. W. Bush’s public grappling with Jewish leaders made headlines while his private interventions helped bring tens of thousands of Jews...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Mario Tama/Getty)

Ocasio-Cortez compares US border situation to WW II refugees

WASHINGTON — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is just one of 435 members of the incoming US House of Representatives, but her youth, surprise primary win in her Bronx-area...

A view of the Ilan Ramon Day School in Agoura, Calif., after the fire. (Yuri Hronsky)

California wildfire: ‘Catastrophic’

By Gabrielle Birkner LOS ANGELES — The Woolsey Fire, which has engulfed a massive swath of Southern California, had as of last week — burned nearly 100,000 acres and...

Ilhan Omar (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty)

Ilhan Omar: Overturn head covering ban

WASHINGTON — A 181-year-old rule banning Congress members from wearing hats of any kind could be overturned in order to accommodate a newly elected Muslim lawmaker...

Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano refuses to speak at Women’s March

NEW YORK — Actress and activist Alyssa Milano said she won’t speak at the next Women’s March if it is organized by two current leaders who will not condemn...

Elaine Luria, left, and Elissa Slotkin are among the new faces in Congress.

Jewish women among Congress victors

WASHINGTON — Last week’s midterm elections were hailed as a victory for gender parity, as an unprecedented number of women won bids to serve in Congress. More than...

Fred Guttenberg at a CNN town hall meeting in Sunrise, Fla., Feb. 21, 2018. (Michael Laughlin/Sun Sentinel/TNS/Getty)

Guns: Two bereaved fathers differ

MIAMI — Jaime Guttenberg and Meadow Pollack shared many similarities. Both were brown-haired and bright-eyed girls, beloved by friends and family. Both were passionate...

Ron DeSantis (Jeff Mitchell)

Pro- and anti-Israel forces win in midterm elections

NEW YORK — Democrats took control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections held Tuesday, Nov. 6, with Jewish Congress members poised to take key...

Police respond to the site of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Oct. 27, 2018. (Jeff Swensen/Getty)

Denver native in Pittsburgh recounts events last Shabbat

Saturday, Denver native Rebecca Tessler Pollack was at her in-laws home close to Tree of Life to help prepare Shabbat lunch instead of going to Poale Zedeck about a mile...