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Campus BDS Resolutions Rejected in Maryland, Adopted in Michigan

On the same day that the University of Maryland’s student government overwhelmingly rejected a resolution to divest from companies doing business with Israel, the...

Former Israeli General and Ex-State Department Official Clash Over Peace Obstacles

WASHINGTON — A former Israeli general and an ex-State Department official presented sharply differing views on the obstacles to Middle East peace during a...

Israeli Shekel Emerges as World’s Second-Strongest Currency

The Israeli shekel is currently the world’s second-strongest currency, according to a new report by the German global banking and financial services company Deutsche...

ADL Youth Conference Demonstrates ‘You Can’t Hate What You Know’

The Anti-Defamation League’s 11th annual Youth Conference brought together more than 500 students and teachers Nov. 9 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, focusing on...

Rabbi’s New Leadership Role at Rodeph Shalom is Historic

Congregation Rodeph Shalom installed its new senior rabbi over the weekend of Nov. 6, but to congregants she’s been a familiar face since 2001. Rabbi...

News Briefs: New Chasidic Town; Stolen Menorah at Penn State; Ed Snider Honored

Secession Referendum for Chasidic Community Approved Monroe, N.Y., voters on Nov. 7 backed a secession referendum that will enable the Chasidic community of Kiryas Joel...

High School Students Help Out Houston

Upon seeing the destruction left in Hurricane Harvey’s wake in August, both the Greater Philadelphia and Jewish communities stepped up to help Houston residents,...

Almost All Pennsylvania Schools Now Teach About Holocaust

Three years after a bill prioritizing Holocaust instruction in Pennsylvania schools was signed, the state Board of Education reported that a commanding 90 percent...

Jewish Federation Visits Washington Promoting Four-Pronged Agenda

“Don’t let the men do all the talking,” Shira Goodman, CeaseFirePA’s executive director and member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Women’s Philanthropy...

Israeli President Mediates Between Government, Diaspora

LOS ANGELES — Striking a unifying note against a background that has included some of the most discordant events in relations between the Jewish...