• The Forward’s woes deal the Jewish world a blow to the kishkes


    NEW YORK (JTA) — My dad, who grew up in a time and place where his Judaism only marked him as an outsider, never really got my professional fascination with all things Jewish. That all changed when nearly 20 years ago I got a job with the Forward, the English-language offspring of the venerable Yiddish daily.

    He recalled how the Forverts would arrive at his family’s home in New York state’s rural Orange County, one of his parents’ few links to the bustling Jewish community downstate and a window into a wider world.

    “My father learned to...
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  • Jewish ensemble member of ‘Les Miz’ enjoying national tour

    By ALAN SMASON, WYES-TV Theatre Critic (“Steppin’ Out“)

    Only a few weeks ago, Gabriel Sidney Brown made the decision to leave the national road company of “Les Miserables” and enjoy some well-earned time for himself. The hard-working member of the ensemble had already logged some 15 months in the cast....
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    A day after Pompeo talks up US role in the Middle East, troops start to leave Syria


    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a speech Thursday in Cairo, and much of it was about dissing his boss Donald Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, for what Pompeo said was diminishing U.S. influence in the region.

    Pompeo’s message was clear: “America,” he said Thursday, “is...
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Current News

2 Israeli women missing in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – Two Israeli women who were traveling in Argentina have been missing for more than a week.

Dr. Lily Pereg, 54, an associate professor of microbiology at the University of New England in Australia, and her sister,...
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At Women’s March, Sarsour defends BDS, hours after rejecting Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism


(JTA) — Linda Sarsour defended the legality of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel during her speech on stage in Washington D.C. at the third Women’s March. Her critique of anti-BDS laws came hours after...
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Two attacks on Jews in Brooklyn in two days roils Crown Heights neighborhood

(JTA) — A Jewish woman walking in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn was punched by a black male who then ran off.

It is the second such attack on the same street in less than 48 hours.

The woman...
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Breaking News

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel struck Iranian targets in Syria, hours after an Iranian-made ground-to-ground missile was fired by an Iranian force in Syria at northern Israel. The targets struck by Israel Defense Forces warplanes late on Sunday night include munitions...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: Our call

This one hurts, maybe even worse than last year when the Minnesota Miracle, a last-ditch effort by a scrambling team, sent the Boys in Black and Gold back home from the playoffs to watch the Super Bowl rather than play...
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