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Should St. Louis take down the statue of its anti-Semitic namesake?

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On top of a hill in front of an art museum in the biggest park in St. Louis stands a statue of an anti-Semite. The...

For Orthodox groups, the Supreme Court’s ruling on aid to religious schools is a...

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By Shira Hanau For Orthodox Jewish advocacy groups, the last day of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2020 session brought a big win. On Tuesday, the high...

What does annexation mean for American Jews?

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The relationship between American Jews and Israel has ebbed and flowed since the Jewish state’s founding in 1948, punctuated by a series of watershed...

(VIDEO) Federation webinar on racism in America passes the mic to black academics and...

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On Friday, Americans around the country marked Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating  the ending of slavery in the United States. This year, the annual celebration...

This Juneteenth, a ‘Kaddish for Black Lives’

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With the subject racial injustice at the forefront of people's minds, many Americans (including many Jewish people) learned about Juneteenth for the first time...

LA’s Persian Jews are coming out of the closet

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LOS ANGELES — Growing up, Arya Marvazy knew only one person who came out as queer in his tight-knit Persian Jewish community. That person...

Arizona Jewish pols support removal of Confederate memorial

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By Shannon Levitt PHOENIX — Arizona state Rep. Aaron Lieberman (D) calls the state Capitol here “a place where we should have the proudest aspects...

Federations tap deep experience and networks to respond to unique pandemic-era needs

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Sponsored By Michele Chabin When the novel coronavirus began its relentless sweep through elder-care facilities in North America, Andrew Banoff, chairman of the Association of Jewish...

Amid pandemic, these young Jews and their older friends are finding new ways to...

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SPONSORED By Renee Ghert-Zand When the COVID-19 pandemic began, 15-year-old Samantha Renzulli immediately thought about how it would affect her elderly friends...

This remote Jewish study buddy program is finding its moment in the COVID era

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Sponsored By Eric Berger When Sheri Heller’s husband nearly died in 2014 after doctors found that a quarter he had swallowed decades earlier had perforated his...