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Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis (Leigh Vogel/WireImage)

Mattis resignation highlights foreign policy arguments

WASHINGTON — James Mattis is quitting as defense secretary and his extraordinary resignation letter has brought into the open an argument among conservatives on...

Women's March on Washington, Jan. 21, 2017. (Mario Tama/Getty)

Women’s March fractured by internal conflicts, anti-Semitism allegations

NEW YORK — When the Women’s March galvanized millions of women in 2017 as a response to the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, Jewish participants were loud...

Alice Walker (Mark Sagliocco/Getty)

Alice Walker endorses anti-Semite’s book

NEW YORK — Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Alice Walker has come under intense criticism after endorsing a book by anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist David Icke. In an...

Andrew Rehfeld

Non-rabbi heads HUC

NEW YORK —The Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion has appointed Andrew Rehfeld, a political science professor who has led the Jewish Federation of St....

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...