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Reaction to charges against Biden

WASHINGTON — Monday, April 27, was supposed to have been a good news day for Joe Biden: The venerable New York congresswoman Nita Lowey convened hundreds of women on...

When a saver of lives needs to be saved

By Josh Hasten United Hatzalah of Israel, the country’s largest independent volunteer emergency medical response organization, put on an online telethon on May 3 to...

In the midst of a pandemic, what is the meaning of life?

is the meaning of life? In times of stress and peril, it seems, such existential questions grow urgent and pressing, which is why the Intermountain Jewish News put a...

In Israel, Ramadan could be an opportunity for cooperation

By Shira Rubin TEL AVIV — On Friday, April 24, the first day of Ramadan, the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem was virtually empty. A handful of masked worshippers kneeling...

Bill de Blasio singles out Jews for critique

By Philissa Cramer NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio drew fierce criticism this week after he singled out “the Jewish community” in a trio of tweets...

When the call for talleisim when out, people answered

NEW YORK — Andrew Parver’s phone hasn’t stopped ringing since Sunday. That’s when Parver, the director of operations at the Hebrew Free Burial Association in New...

Bitter battle over Lob at Conference of Presidents

WASHINGTON — The American Jewish community’s leading lobby coalition elected its next leader on April 28, in a confirmation vote that was anything but routine,...

Synagogues hesitant to re-open

NEW YORK — The road to reopening for houses of worship has been paved in a handful of states, even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to kill more than 1,500...

JEWISHcolorado presents virtual events

Coronavirus stay-at-home orders and social distancing measures have thwarted the Denver Jewish community’s traditional events commemorating Yom HaZikaron — Israeli...

In care facility, alone with coronavirus — and Holocaust memories

“That’s not snow. Those are ashes. We must be near a crematorium.” — Charlotte “Lotty” Stark Stark-Hailpern’s mother Lotty Stark, 96, has severe dementia...