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The year is 1970. Imagine yourself at age 17, experiencing an enjoyable summer in Israel with friends and family. You’re looking forward to going home to Trenton, New … more
In July 1939, eight months after Kristallnacht and seven weeks before Hitler would invade Poland, Congress killed a bill that would have allowed 20,000 Jewish refugee children into the United … more
Forty Jews were arrested on Sunday — Tisha B’Av — at a Manhattan protest against Amazon’s work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. More than 1,000 demonstrators … more
You know that thing when you pick up the leash and the dog runs to the front door, ready for his walk? That’s me when my wife asks if I want to go to Trader … more
JTA’s editor in chief Andrew Silow-Carroll and opinion editor Laura E. Adkins share their thoughts on a July 27 New York Times article answering “some of the most difficult … more
Israel’s upcoming elections in September — just five months after the last ones in April — are essentially a do-over. In the April election, the right wing won … more
In an op-ed in the New York Times on June 11, Abraham F. Lowenthal and David Smilde proposed a humanistic vision for the Oslo negotiations between representatives … more
After the destruction of the first Temple in Jerusalem, the people reacted with extreme grief. The centerpiece of their lives, of their Judaism, had been destroyed. How were they to go on? They … more
Last month — or 16 years ago in Trump years — the White House disinvited a cartoonist named Ben Garrison to a meeting of right-wing media influencers. It had been pointed out that … more
Although I’m a political junkie and follow politics 24/6, I hate early debates, Republican or Democratic. Ten people are great for a minyan, but two nights of ten people arguing gives me a … more
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