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Judge Brett Kavanaugh (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

The Jewish take on Judge Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge in Washington, DC, to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy,...

US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy (Eric Thayer/Getty)

Justice Kennedy retires, Jewish groups react

NEW YORK — Not an hour after Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement last week as associate justice on the Supreme Court, the National Council of Jewish Women tweeted...

Michael Bloomberg (Matthew Stockman/Getty)

Bloomberg to spend $80 million for Democrats

NEW YORK — Michael Bloomberg will spend $80 million in an effort to help elect Democrats in the midterm elections. The Jewish media mogul and former New York City...

Jared Kushner (Al Drago-Pool/Getty)

Kushner blames Abbas for failure

NEW YORK — Saying a US plan for Middle East peace would be released “soon,” Jared Kushner sharply criticized PA President Mahmoud Abbas in what appeared to be an...

Officers and a child near McAllen, Texas, 2018. (John Moore/Getty)

Jewish activists at the border

When Mary McCabe explains America’s immigration courts to children who have been separated from their parents, she tries to make it interactive. She draws a sketch of...

Touro Synagogue, nestled in historic Newport, Rhode Island. (John Nordell/ Christian Science Monitor/Getty)

Fight over Touro Synagogue heads to Supreme Court

BOSTON — The legal fight over ownership of the country’s oldest synagogue is headed to the US Supreme Court. The 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month...

A camp counselor training by IfNotNow in the Boston area, 2018.

Palestinian narrative comes to Jewish summer camps

NEW YORK — When Aviva Schwartz started praying publicly for Palestinians at her Jewish summer camp, she knew it would be controversial. Schwartz had grown up ensconced...

Jack Phillips (Joe Amon/The Denver Post/ Getty)

Who’s eating the cake?

NEW YORK — Seven Supreme Court justices sided with a Colorado baker in his legal fight with a homosexual couple, and seven major Jewish groups weighed in on the...

Leslie Cockburn, left; John Fitzgerald

Anti-Semitic charges in tow congressional races

WASHINGTON — Two congressional races have been beset in recent days with charges of anti-Semitism, and each case — in California and in Virginia — uncovers...

US Amb. to Israel David Friedman at the embassy opening in Jerusalem. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty)

Was the opening of the Jerusalem embassy partisan?

WASHINGTON — A fight over who was and wasn’t invited to the US Embassy dedication in Jerusalem last month is becoming yet another battle in the war between...