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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...

Dr. Andrew Brotman, left; Blima Marcus

Hospital responds to Bikur Cholim

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen NEW YORK — One of this city’s largest hospitals has accused a chasidic group that visits sick patients of lying about the hospital’s policy...

Michael Chabon (Andrew Toth/Getty)

Michael Chabon: Jews marrying Jews is wrong

LOS ANGELES — Novelist Michael Chabon delivered a diatribe against Jewish inmarriage, as well as Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, in a commencement speech to...

Philip Roth (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty)

Philip Roth, Jewish-American novelist, dies

NEW YORK — Philip Roth, the novelist, died Tuesday, May 22. He was 85. His death was confirmed to The New York Times by his friend, Judith Thurman. Early in his...

NYU Langone Hospital no longer allows the free kosher food deliveries of Satmar Bikur Cholim.

NYU hospital kicks out Bikur Cholim organization

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen NEW YORK— For years, volunteers from the Satmar chasidic movement have fanned out daily across the city, boarding private buses and carrying...