Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Reform movement is alive with the sound of music

Peeking in to the the Reform Movement’s first-ever music lab at the biennial convention By PENNY SCHWARTZ BOSTON (JTA) — Emily Katz and Liora Hyman arrived early enough to snag front row seats for a concert with some of their favorite performers. But this show wasn’t at one of Boston’s storied nightclubs. Rather, it was […]

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Celebrating Hanuka in Trump Tower — to protest Trump

The event was a relatively standard protest at Trump Tower — with a Jewish holiday twist By BEN SALES NEW YORK (JTA) — It would be reasonable to assume that the Jews lighting a Hanuka menorah on the fifth floor of Trump Tower supported the president. The front of the Midtown Manhattan high-rise, after all, […]

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Israel and American Jews grew apart in 2017

The last six months have seen growing disagreement between Israeli and American Jews By BEN SALES (JTA) — This hasn’t been a good year for Israel and American Jews. The two poles of world Jewry, each boasting about half of the globe’s total Jews, have never quite seen eye to eye on everything from religion […]