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US House: No to BDS

WASHINGTON — The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly condemned the movement to boycott, divest and sanction Israel. The House vote Tuesday, July 23, on the...

Jules Bergman

Voice over the moon

NEW YORK — In the 1960s, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and John Glenn were household names, idolized as  G-d-like figures by a public enraptured by NASA’s...

Trump Squad

When it comes to Trump’s tweets, Jews say ‘leave us out of it’

WASHINGTON — Over and over since his July 15 tweet saying that that the Democratic congresswomen should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested...

Rabbi Reuven Bauman

Body of drowned rabbi recovered, buried

NORFOLK — The body of a rabbi who jumped into the ocean in Virginia to save a student was found off the coast of North Carolina. Volunteers looking for Reuven Bauman,...

Brian Hook Iran

Trump’s Iran policy questioned; explained

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he is “very prepared” for Iran. “We’re looking at Iran,” he said June 18 when a reporter asked him what he had...

Marc Kaufman

New York’s chasidic community among groups grappling with possible fur ban

NEW YORK — It’s summer and Marc Kaufman has thousands of coats in the basement of his store in Midtown Manhattan. For a fee, the fifth-generation fur dealer cleans...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Mario Tama/Getty)

‘Concentration camps’ on US southern border — says Ocasio-Cortez

NEW YORK — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said  this week that detention centers holding undocumented immigrants on the southern border are “concentration camps.”...

Scripps Spelling Bee

Yiddish for the win

It’s Yiddish for the win at the Scripps National Spelling Bee! OK, not quite, but last week, when the first rounds of the finals kicked off, the word “Yiddishkeit”...

The New York Times headquarters in Manhattan. (Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty)

NYT: No more political cartoons

NEW YORK — The New York Times announced that it will no longer publish daily political cartoons in its international edition, in the wake of backlash over a cartoon of...

L-r: Democratic presidential contenders Elizabeth Warren, Tim Ryan, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders.

Democratic candidates send in video greetings

WASHINGTON — Everyone started by praising the American Jewish Committee. But in their video greetings to the group’s annual policy forum here, 13 Democratic...