January 18, 2017 RSS feed / World News

Hate crimes and campaign rhetoric draw Jewish historians into the fray

NEW YORK—In the 2 1/2 months since the presidential election, American scholars and curators of Jewish history have sent a consistent message: Watch out. More...

This Jewish woman’s research may save millions of lives

LAWRENCE, Kan.—Joanna Slusky places a test tube into an incubating shaker, flips the switch, and it begins to quiver. So does she. More...

Harlem experiencing a new Jewish renaissance

NEW YORK—Living in the Jewish mecca of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Rabbi Laurie Phillips was loath to uproot her family when her rent shot up two years ago.  But in looking for housing around the city, Phillips was drawn to Harlem&r More...

‘Online conversion’ helps fulfill a longtime dream—but is controversial

The morning of her conversion, Diana Sewell was so nervous she “was running around like a headless chicken” in her Australia home. Meanwhile, some 9,000 miles away in Georgia, her rabbi was dealing with computer difficulties. More...