Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774
By:
Uriel Heilman, JTA
It didn’t take long after Rabbi Uri Topolosky moved to New Orleans in 2007 for the modern Orthodox rabbi to win plaudits for helping the city’s Jewish community heal following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. But this year’s Katrina anniversary finds Topolosky in a different place: his new home in suburban Washington, D.C.
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JTA
The Dallas teen star of a bar mitzvah dance performance that has gone viral in recent weeks is raising eyebrows across the country. Over-the-top bad-for-the-Jews excess or just a bit of good fun?
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By:
Ron Kampeas, JTA
Four of the declared candidates in the Massachusetts governor's race are Jewish, and all are grounding their campaigns in the religious imperative to repair the world.
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By:
Josh Lipowsky, JTA
The New York Jewish communal world reacted with shock this week to news that the longtime head of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty had been fired for alleged financial improprieties.
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JTA
The parents of a 13-year-old boy are suing their Massachusetts school district for ignoring verbal and physical attacks on their son by other students for being Jewish.
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