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Mazi Melesa Pilip — a replacement for Santos?

On Jan. 13, as George Santos completed his second week in Congress, Mazi Melesa Pilip was contemplating the relief Shabbat would bring — and also the betrayal she felt...

In Boston, solidarity march for MLK Day

On Jan. 13, Jewish Bostonians and allies walked in a procession to the park for the city’s dedication of a new monument of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife and...

Rep. Santos: ‘I told the story of my Jewish roots as I heard it growing up’

WASHINGTON — George Santos, the congressman-elect whose resume collapsed under scrutiny this month, said Dec. 26, that he identifies as “Jew-ish” even though his...

330 US rabbis will ban extremist elements of Netanyahu’s government

More than 330 American rabbis are pledging to block members of the Religious Zionist bloc in Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government from speaking at their synagogues and...

Biden cites Chanukah with Zelensky

During a closely-watched press conference with Ukraine’s Jewish president, Volodymr Zelensky, President Joe Biden brought up the Chanukah story, comparing Ukraine’s...

Is congressman Jewish or Catholic?

On Monday morning, The New York Times published an article alleging that much of what George Santos, 34, has said about his education, his wealth, his business...

Menorah made ‘permanent fixture’ at White House

The Biden administration’s celebration of Chanukah this year was suffused with grief over reports of burgeoning anti-Semitism but leavened with words, rites and...

Trump’s dinner leaves a bad taste

Two weeks after feting Donald Trump as America’s most pro-Israel president ever, the Zionist Organization of America had harsh words for the man who aspires to return...

Why Jews thrived in Hollywood — and what they sacrificed for it

NEW YORK — On “Saturday Night Live” earlier this month, Dave Chappelle really wanted his audience to know there are a lot of Jews in Hollywood. “I’ve been to...

‘Maus’ among books pulled from some Missouri shelves

Art Spiegelman’s Maus, along with six books about the Holocaust geared toward young readers, are among the hundreds of books that a handful of school districts in...