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August 30, 2018, 5:19 pm
Josh Shapiro is leading the charge against Catholic clergy abuse in Pennsylvania
As the national and even global spotlight has swung his way, Shapiro spends his time at the Jewish day school giving lectures or watching his kids play soccer and basketball.
August 24, 2018, 7:51 am
Lauder helped make Netanyahu prime minister, but now publicly opposes him
In two recent op-eds in the New York Times, Lauder wrote that Israel's turn to the nationalist right is betraying its commitment to democratic, humanistic ideals.
August 17, 2018, 9:52 am
Left-wing activists claim that Israel is trying to intimidate them at border
Israeli officials say the questioning is a matter of security, but left-wing groups worry it could mean the beginning of interrogation of people who are critical of the government.
August 3, 2018, 8:27 am
Counter to IfNotNow narrative, Birthright guides do talk about the Palestinians
Recent protests over what activists call Birthright's silence on Israel's occupation have sparked debate about the group's responsibility. Tour guides say debate is unnecessary.
July 27, 2018, 9:43 am
Philanthropist questioned by Israeli security after visiting Palestinian areas
Meyer Koplow, a longtime donor to pro-Israel causes, believes he was called for questioning after airport security found a brochure in his luggage titled "This Week in Palestine."
July 12, 2018, 3:17 pm
Filipino guest workers come to Israel — and decide to embrace Judaism
While many Filipinos who come to Israel tend to stay culturally isolated, Ronaldo and Bernadette Lopez took a major step that deviated from fellow expatriates: they converted.
July 5, 2018, 4:46 pm
This Jewish man survived World War II — in Axis-era Japan
Countless Jews have harrowing stories of growing up under the terror of Nazi rule, but Isaac Shapiro has a different tale — he was one of the few Jews living in Japan at the time.
June 28, 2018, 3:35 pm
Meet the Mexican-American Jewish woman running for office on the southern border
If she wins, she will be the first Hispanic Jewish woman to hold elected office in the state. For Alma Hernandez, many of the political issues are personal.
June 15, 2018, 11:14 am
Michael Chabon attacks Jewish inmarriage in speech to rabbinical students
Novelist Michael Chabon delivered a diatribe against Jewish inmarriage, as well as Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, in a commencement speech to newly ordained Reform rabbis.
June 15, 2018, 9:04 am
Argentina’s canceled soccer game causes shockwaves in Israel
Israelis are outraged — and split on who is to blame. Some say it's pressure from the BDS movement, and others say its the Israeli government's attempts to politicize the game.
June 7, 2018, 3:17 pm
Some Jewish camp counselors want to teach kids about ‘the occupation’
At a recent training in Boston, a dozen counselors from eight camps gathered to talk about how to present both sides of the conflict, rather than solely a pro-Israel line.
June 5, 2018, 12:50 pm
Israel’s conversion laws are about to get stricter
If adopted, some activists in Israel say, the new guidelines for religious courts could drive a deeper wedge between Israel and Diaspora Jewry.
May 15, 2018, 11:04 am
Neighbors of new US embassy in Jerusalem are worried — about traffic, rent
In Arnona, the neighborhood surrounding the embassy, residents sounded unconcerned by the embassy’s historical significance, and unruffled about its potential to spark riots.
May 10, 2018, 2:56 pm
Amid renewed talk of war, Israelis are keeping calm and carrying on
After the United States withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday, Israel warned its citizens in the north to prepare for a possible conflict.
May 10, 2018, 2:18 pm
What a memorial for black lynching victims learned from Holocaust remembrance
The memorial, which opened in early May, is the first physical space dedicated to the victims of slavery, lynching, segregation and mass incarceration.