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Israeli airline can’t make women move seats for religious reasons, court rules

As an 82-year-old Holocaust survivor and a former lawyer, Renee Rabinowitz might seem an unlikely figurehead in Israel’s culture wars. Rabinowitz has been thrust into the spotlight over an issue that has become an increasingly...

‘Jewish spouses matter,’ says a new study. And the intermarriage debate escalates.

NEW YORK (JTA) — One of the wisest things ever said about intermarriage came from former Atlantic sports columnist Jake Simpson: “No stat could have predicted … the wonder that was David Tyree’s helmet catch in...

Hitler graffiti on California elementary school not a hate crime, police say

Police have not classified graffiti referencing Adolf Hitler on a Northern California school as a hate crime. The graffiti was discovered Saturday at the Edison Elementary School in Alameda, which has suffered several anti-Semitic incidents...

What watching “Wonder Woman” means to me as a Jewish woman

Growing up, I didn’t think Jewish girls could be sexy. Or badass. Or sexy badasses. The Jewish actresses I saw on TV and in the movies were cute and lovable and smart, and they...

Interfaith couples can finally rest in peace – together

Ryan Szigeti, who helps people plan their cemetery and funeral arrangements, hopes that the opening of a Jewish burial section in a non-denominational cemetery will give Jews in interfaith marriages the opportunity to be...

Jewish Film Fest announces lineup

The Jewish Film Festival announced the program for its upcoming festival on Tuesday night, June 20, and the lineup looks appetizing, as usual. This is one of the great festivals in the Bay Area,...

Rabbis to officiate in intermarriages at prestigious NYC synagogue

B’nai Jeshurun is an important, widely regarded synagogue in New York City.  It will soon start officiating the weddings of couples who are of different faiths, one Jewish and the other not. The conditions...

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft opens first regulation-sized Jerusalem football stadium

The new Kraft Family Sports Campus in Jerusalem was inaugurated this week and made possible by a $6 million donation earlier this year by New England Patriots owner and five-time National Football League (NFL)...

Iran’s missile strike seen aimed at US, Israel

Fears that the Iranian nuclear agreement would pave the way for Iran to develop a missile program that threatens Israel, the U.S. and its allies came to fruition Sunday when Iran fired six missiles...

Folksbiene to host Immigrant Arts Summit

דער ייִדישער טעאַטער „פֿאָלקסבינע“, װאָס איז אַלט 103 יאָר, איז שוין פֿון לאַנג ניט קיין „גרינער“, פֿאַרגעסט אָבער ניט אין זײַנע אימיגראַנטישע וואָרצלען. הײַיאָר וועט דער טעאַטער פֿאָרשטעלן אַ נײַעם ייִדיש־שפּראַכיקן נוסח פֿון זײַן מיוזיקל...

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