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  • Brexit splits UK from Europe and Labour from its party leader

    by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA

    3 days ago

    Only a week ago, Jeremy Corbyn seemed to have survived his biggest public relations debacle as the leader of Britain’s Labour Party:  the proliferation...

  • Harris Newmark: The Jewish father of L.A.

    by Edmon J. Rodman

    1 week ago

    With resolute eyes, a large portrait of the Jewish pioneer businessman and chronicler Harris Newmark gazes across a hall in the Natural History Museum...

  • The hate narrative and Muslims in America

    by Amal Khan

    2 weeks ago

    On the sixth night of Ramadan, June 11, I broke my fast at a synagogue during a Havdalah-Shavuot celebration. Around 10:30 p.m., at almost the same time...

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  • Shavuot and Pride Week: A double holiday turns to grief

    by Eitan Arom and Ryan Torok

    2 weeks ago

    Jewish mysticism holds that every year at around midnight on Shavuot, the skies open up, as they did in the Torah story over Mount Sinai, for prayers to...

  • After Orlando: Heartbroken, but with resolve

    by Rabbi Denise L. Eger

    2 weeks ago

    My heart is broken. I woke up Shavuot morning inspired by a night of study with my Reform colleagues and our communities. I was ready to receive the...

  • Terror and the election: What does it mean?

    by Raphael J. Sonenshein

    2 weeks ago

    In an election year that has already passed the abnormal and entered the zone of the surreal, the June 12 terror attack in Orlando, Fla., throws even...

  • A holiday unmarked by date, unconfined by space

    by Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz

    3 weeks ago

    The literal translation of Shavuot is the “Festival of Weeks” because of the holiday’s connection with Passover. In rabbinic Hebrew, this festival is...

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