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Walter Mondale: The liberal for Israel

MINNEAPOLIS — Walter Mondale, the former vice president who represented a time in American history when being pro-Israel and progressive were often synonymous, has...

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...

When a beautiful shul declines

By Alanna E. Cooper CHICAGO — Just three stories high and hemmed into a small 5,000-square-foot lot, the building at 16 S. Clark St. is a small jewel situated amid...

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...

Jews begin to protest China’s policy

WASHINGTON — When Rayhan Asat attended a Passover seder last month, its contours seemed familiar and different at once — especially the tradition of leaving a seat...

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...

The Confederate governor who loved Jews

By Andrea Cooper ASHEVILLE, NC — A granite obelisk at Pack Square in this city’s downtown has commanded attention for more than a century. It’s a landmark set in a...

NYC mayoral races argues over yeshiva educations

NEW YORK — When Bill de Blasio ran for mayor of New York City in 2013 and for reelection in 2017, oversight of secular education in haredi Orthodox yeshivas wasn’t a...

First hard data: Jews and COVID

NEW YORK — One year after COVID-19 first walloped Jewish communities in the US, a scientific study has established: • COVID restrictions and recommendations work...

Touro: COVID spurs interest in healthcare careers

By Larry Luxner, JTA NEW YORK — Aaron Skaist, 26, has been around ambulances and medical personnel most of his life. His father established Toronto’s first Hatzoloh...