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Biden Tells Atlanta Jews ‘Honest to God, I Don’t Know If I Will Run’...

20 Elul 5775 – September 4, 2015
The Vice President bared his heart and emotions in a packed synagogue, saying the biggest factor is if he has the "emotional energy."

New Solar Energy Fields Launched in Negev and North of Eilat

7 Nisan 5774 – April 7, 2014
“Here comes the sun, and I say/It's all right” – The Beatles.

Women of the Wall Go for Broke, Plan to Read from Torah at Kotel

28 Sivan 5773 – June 6, 2013
Women of the Wall plan their monthly Rosh Chodesh prayers at the Kotel the second day of the month, with a Torah scroll. It’s okay to make up rules as they go along, so long as the Orthodox don’t make the rules.

Masorti Rabbis Perform First Conversions in Lisbon

19 Iyyar 5773 – April 29, 2013
For the first time in the history of the Masorti movement, its rabbis performed conversions to Judaism in Portugal. The two conversions were performed in...

Arlen Specter, Jewish Former U.S. Senator From PA, Dies At 82

29 Tishri 5773 – October 14, 2012
Arlen Specter, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania 1961 - 2011, has died. Specter was 82 years old. Specter is survived by his wife, Joan, his son Stephen, his son Shanin, daughter-in-law Tracey, and 5 granddaughters. Specter was Jewish and over his lifetime belonged to several different synagogues. His granddaughters all attended a Conservative Jewish day school in the Philadelphia suburbs.

Camp Ramah Founder Sylvia Ettenberg, 95

6 Tammuz 5772 – June 26, 2012
Sylvia Cuttler Ettenberg, a veteran Jewish educator and founder of Camp Ramah, has died at age 95 Ettenberg was the first female senior administrator at...

Jewish Week Follow-Up

15 Av 5761 – August 4, 2001
Last week in this space we took the New York Jewish Week to task over its giving front page placement to a rehashing of a year-old story about a concededly serious abuse problem at the Orthodox Union?s NCSY, and to a hazy report about a religious discrimination lawsuit filed against Yeshiva University by a Conservative Jewish woman. We saw this as fresh evidence of an Orthodox-bashing bent at The Jewish Week manifested by that tabloid?s artificial pumping up of negative pieces about two crown jewels of Orthodox Judaism.

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