Jewish Americans

Reconstructionist Judaism moves to back reparations for African Americans

Representatives of 47 congregations voted in support of a resolution that endorsed reparations for Black Americans. 11 abstained and none voted against.

By DAVE SCHECHTER/JTA
22/12/2022

How an Israeli kibbutznik became an MLB pitching coach

Alon Leichman, the first athlete born in Israel to earn a major league baseball position, was recently named assistant pitching coach of the MLB's Cincinnati Reds.

By ELLI WOHLGELERNTER/JTA
20/12/2022

This rabbi and artist hope to change everything we know about public menorahs

Over the last seven years, Chabad Rabbi Yitzchok Moully has been creating Hanukkah-inspired public art across American cities with a large Jewish presence.

19/12/2022

Jewish groups condemn series of antisemitic incidents in Washington, DC area

“We cannot normalize or become inured to the proliferation of such heinous acts,” several leaders wrote in a joint statement.

The Hanukkah merch market has exploded. But are Jews feeling more represented?

For many American Jews, the result is a sense of inclusion at a time of unease — although some are wrestling with what it means to have access to a fast-fashion form of Judaica.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
14/12/2022

Adam Sandler to receive Mark Twain Prize for American humor

Sandler, his wife Jackie and their two teenage daughters are set to star in a bat mitzvah-themed movie for Netflix.

By Jackie Hajdenberg/JTA
14/12/2022

He’Brew maker Shmaltz Brewing relaunches with new owner: a rabbinical student

Jewish craft beer label, best known for its He’Brew: The Chosen Beer line of drinks, shut down last year after 25 years. Jesse Epstein, a rabbinical student.

By ANDREW LAPIN/JTA
13/12/2022

The Jewish people have grown apart - opinion

At the time of the birth of Israel, most Israelis and American Jews were literally sisters, brothers and cousins. Today, very few American Jews know anyone in Israel.

13/12/2022

Netanyahu would do well to heed warnings of Diaspora Jewry - editorial

The US – and especially many of its prominent Jews – care just as much about the future democratic character of the State of Israel as they do about the Palestinian issue.

‘Silence is complicity’: Biden calls on political leaders to denounce antisemitism, not platform it

US President Joe Biden calls on other US leaders to stomp out antisemitism outwardly, and to not allow a platform for stars like Kanye West to do so.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
03/12/2022
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