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A Leader in Child Abuse Prevention

    TULSA, Oklahoma It was an unlikely place, it might seem, for both such a conference and its major sponsors. But for two days the Israel-based...

Cuba Willing to Negotiate for Gross

  CUBA (JTA) — A Cuban Foreign Ministry official rejected claims by the wife of Alan Gross that the jailed American contractor was in ill...

Soloveichik vs. Wolpe: Two Rabbis, Two Parties, Two Philosophies

CHARLOTTE, N.C.   Republicans and Democrats may not have much common ground this election year, yet their national conventions shared one feature: Both gatherings were blessed...
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Will Jews Make or Break Obama?

Charlotte, N.C. Jewish swing voters could make or break President Barack Obama's bid for re-election. At least that's the case that Democratic Party leaders made in...
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In Bible Belt Towns, Jews Face Curiosity, Ignorance

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. Sometimes, Benjamin Ro­senthal thinks about leaving the small town of Indianola, Miss., pop. 11,000, where he spent most of his life.   He wants to...

National Briefs – Week of Sept. 6, 2012

Calif. Democratic Party Chair Apologizes WASHINGTON (JTA) — John Burton, the chairman of the Democratic Party in California, apologized to those who took offense at...
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New Orleans Area Jews Prepared for a Wet and Powerless Shabbat

Of all the unknowns being discussed as Hurricane Isaac approached New Orleans, members of Congregation Shir Chadash knew one thing for certain. “Nobody wanted to...

After Attacks on Israelis, Fears Grow on All Sides

WASHINGTON The attacks on Israeli targets in Georgia and India this week are escalating tensions between Iran and Israel. Israeli leaders blamed Iran for the two...

600 Rabbis Show Support for Obama

 More than 600 rabbis nationwide, including 37 from Pennsylvania, signed on to a Rabbis for Obama list released Aug. 21 by President Barack Obama's...
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Dems Prepare for N.C. Convention

At least two dozen local Jews will head to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., next week to to vote for a party...