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American Jews give Biden 70% approval rating

New survey shows 55% approve of how US Pres. Biden is handling Iran, while 32% disapprove.

American Jews give Biden 70% approval rating

Where, O Where have Biden's little Jews gone?

The influence of Jews in the US is over. Candidates take one look at Democrat Jews and don’t bother. Op-ed.

Where, O Where have Biden's little Jews gone?

ADL: Attacks against Jews “more drastic…more dangerous”

ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt appearing on PBS show sounds the alarm over the "brazenness" of recent violent assaults on American Jews.

ADL: Attacks against Jews “more drastic…more dangerous”

Newest Pew survey shows US Jewish demographic may be diversifying

Just 3% of US Jews were born in Israel or have a parent who was born in Israel, newest Pew study shows.

Newest Pew survey shows US Jews may be diversifying

After Efraim Gordon's murder, are Jews still safe in America?

Hashtag #JusticeForEfraim is now trending on Twitter, but American Jewish activists worry that the story will get lost in the news cycle.

After Efraim Gordon's murder, are Jews still safe in America?

Arab refugee aid could endanger Israelis

US Jews should find themselves in a quandary if they give this serious thought. Just why should any country donate money to the PA? Op-ed.

Arab refugee aid could endanger Israelis

TJ Cline is thinking of signing with Maccabi TA

Born in America and currently playing in Italy, TJ Cline has divulged that he is considering moving to play for Maccabi Tel Aviv

American-Israeli basketball player considering Tel Aviv

How could voters support a hater like Raphael Warnock?

Raphael Warnock has trashed America, white people, Jews, Israel, active military, law enforcement and more.Op-ed.

How could voters support a hater like Raphael Warnock?

Hellenism is alive and well in America!

Why should your run-of-the-mill secular Leftist in Israel be considered less of Hellenist than a Diaspora Jew? Op-ed.

Hellenism is alive and well in America!

Jew vs. Jew

'In supporting Trumpism, the Jews of Israel betrayed their American cousins.This fissure will not soon heal.' A warning? Opinion.

Jew vs. Jew

Misguided American Jews hiding in plain sight

Dear American Progressive Jews, do not cower. Do not cling to your enemies. Hiding in plain sight, “passing,” will not save us. Opinion.

Misguided American Jews hiding in plain sight

Jewish day schools and yeshivas remain open as NYC public schools close

Jewish day schools, yeshivas, and other private educational institutions in New York City remain open amid public school closures.

NYC Jewish schools, yeshivas stay open as public schools close

How did Jewish Americans vote? Polls give different answers

With national exit poll no longer showing data on Jewish voters, other polls fill the void - but offer very different results.

How did Jewish Americans vote? It depends on who you ask

2020 election a 'watershed' moment for US Jewish identity, new paper says

Only 4 percent of Jewish voters identify Israel as their first- or second-most important election issue, according to new research.

Paper: 2020 election a 'watershed' moment for US Jewish identity

17% of US Jews attended a virtual prayer service last month, compared to 50% of Christians

New study shows fewer Jews attended virtual religious services last month than did Christians. 36% prayed at least weekly during pandemic.

17% of US Jews attended a virtual prayer service last month

Poll: Few American Jews back Judea and Samaria sovereignty plan

Just 12% of American Jews say they back Israeli plan to apply sovereignty over parts of Judea and Samaria, study shows.

Poll: Few American Jews back Judea and Samaria sovereignty plan

'Jewish communities in the US need to feel that Israeli Jews are there for them'

'Instead of focusing on getting them to come live here, we need to make it easier for them to stay,' rabbi says.

'American Jews need to feel we're there for them'

Alumni of gap-year programs in Israel to US Jewish organizations: Condemn sovereignty

"We demand our elected officials and leaders of US Jewish organizations stand with us, and issue public statements condemning annexation.”

Alumni of gap-year programs in Israel: Condemn sovereignty

Some US college students are looking into Israel as an alternative

As colleges go virtual, students instead are heading to Israel on gap year programs.

Some US college students are looking into Israel instead

Leading religious groups urge community to 'stay home, save lives'

Orthodox Jewish groups sign joint statement calling on Jewish community to stay home, comply with health guidelines.

Leading religious groups urge community to stay home

Flight chartered to bring US high school students home from Israel

With most flights canceled due to coronavirus, a chartered airlift is bringing US teens home from Israel.

Charter flight to bring US high school students home from Israel

Larry Tesler, inventor of copy and paste functions, dies at 74

American Jewish computer scientist who invented copy-paste functions dies in California home.

Larry Tesler, inventor of copy and paste functions, dies at 74

Why Jews have reason to fear in America

Opinion: Much of the rhetoric that is feeding the present day anti-Semitism is coming from the Left.

Why Jews have reason to fear in America

‘I think it’s Israel’: How Orthodox Jews became Republicans

Once a reliably Democratic demographic group, since the 1960s, Orthodox Jews have become increasingly supportive of the GOP.

‘I think it’s Israel’: How Orthodox Jews became Republicans

Study: 80% of American Jews are pro-Israel, 67% feel 'attachment' to Israel

Ruderman Family Foundation survey shows 80% of American Jews are pro-Israel, but see politics, institutional conduct, as cause for concern.

Study: Vast majority of American Jews are pro-Israel

5 innovative ways Jewish day schools are reducing tuition costs

As US Jews struggle to ensure a Jewish future, some day schools are working to raise enrollment by reducing the burden on parents.

5 innovative ways Jewish day schools are reducing tuition costs

These Jewish families have ditched the day school system

With day school costs high, more Jewish families opt for homeschooling.

These Jewish families have ditched the day school system

Century-old synagogue to be turned into college student housing

108-year-old synagogue is becoming apartments for Syracuse University students

Century-old synagogue to be turned into college student housing

Alumni of these Jewish summer camps are making aliyah in droves

'Connection to Israel is nurtured in the home, school synagogue - and summer camp,' Nefesh B'Nefesh official says.

Alumni of these Jewish summer camps are making aliyah in droves

Members of a southern synagogue want to preserve it as a museum

Selma’s only synagogue has 4 members and is fighting for its life.

Members of a southern synagogue want to preserve it as a museum

CEO of American Jewish History musem resigns

Ivy Barsky, CEO of National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, resigning in June.

CEO of American Jewish History musem resigns

Jewish-American author Herman Wouk dead at 103

Herman Wouk, whose Jewish life inspired many of his works, dies in California 10 days shy of his 104th birthday.

Jewish-American author Herman Wouk dead at 103

'High-minded culture' is now rife with antisemitism

'High-minded culture' is now rife with antisemitism

Do American Jews love Israel less than before?

Gil Hoffman talks about the schism between Israeli and American Jews and how it has been exacerbated recently by politics in both countries.

Do American Jews love Israel less than before?

'Time for a Jewish Exodus from the Democratic party'

'No place for Jews in the Democratic party'. Amid Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitism scandal, American-Jewish model launches 'Jexodus' movement.

'Time for a Jewish Exodus from the Democratic party'

73% of Israeli Jews light Hanukkah candles

A high percentage of Jews in Israel light the Menorah candles every night on Hanukkah.

73% of Israeli Jews light Hanukkah candles

Sarsour says she wants 'better relationship with American Jews'

After accusing American Jews of dual loyalty, Women's March leader Linda Sarsour says group must do more to reach out to Jewish community.

Sarsour says she wants 'better relationship with American Jews'

Linda Sarsour ripped for accusing US Jews of dual loyalty

Women's March organizer and pro-Sharia left-wing activist Linda Sarsour criticized for apparently accusing American Jews of dual loyalty.

Linda Sarsour ripped for accusing US Jews of dual loyalty

Poll: Jews strongly back Democrats in 2018 midterms

New poll shows just 25% of American Jews approve of President Trump, while 26% back Republicans in midterm elections.

Poll: Jews strongly back Democrats in 2018 midterms

Chicago ball field renamed in memory of Jewish teen

Community names baseball field in memory of Jewish teen who died after lengthy battle with cancer.

Chicago ball field renamed in memory of Jewish teen