Philissa Cramer
Philissa Cramer
Editor-in-chief @JTANews. Formerly: Cofounder/editor @Chalkbeat. NYC(-area) again via Evanston & Newburyport; mom; rebbetzin. I have opinions about dessert.Source
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What do Jews say about abortion? Your primer as the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade

What do Jews say about abortion? Your primer as the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade

This article was updated on June 24, 2022, after the Court released its full decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.() — The Jewish Telegraphic Agency and our partner sites at 70 Faces Media have answered the question many times over the years, a testament to its persistence in political life and its significance to American Jews: What do Jews believe about abortion?After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, the question is relevant yet again.: American Jews favor abortion rights, more than any other religious group, according to public polling. And traditional Jewish law permits...

May 3
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Days after US ends right to abortion, Israel eases restrictions on ending pregnancies - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Days after US ends right to abortion, Israel eases restrictions on ending pregnancies - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

SubscribeCloseAdvertisement() — Israelis seeking to end pregnancies will no longer be required to appear before an approval committee, go to a hospital for medication or be asked invasive questions about why they want an abortion.A Knesset committee approved the new regulations on Monday, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 50-year-old Roe v. Wade precedent guaranteeing Americans the right to abortion.The regulations fall short of the full abolition of the that Israeli Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz had said he wanted, saying that their existence curtails women’s autonomy...

Jun 27
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Vladimir Zelenko, Orthodox doctor who promoted unproven COVID-19 treatment, dies at 48 - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Vladimir Zelenko, Orthodox doctor who promoted unproven COVID-19 treatment, dies at 48 - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

SubscribeCloseAdvertisement() — Vladimir Zelenko, the doctor from an Orthodox enclave near New York City who rose to fame early in the COVID-19 pandemic for promoting an untested drug cocktail, has died of cancer at 48.The foundation that Zelenko launched to advance his theories after he left his family medical practice amid controversy in May 2020 announced his death on Thursday, saying that it would accept donations to continue his work, which included opposition to COVID-19 vaccines.Zelenko, who went by Zev, was born in Kyiv, Ukraine, in 1973 and moved to the United States with his...

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Emma Saltzberg didn't expect to win on 'Jeopardy!' — but criticism of her Israel activism came as no surprise

Emma Saltzberg didn't expect to win on 'Jeopardy!' — but criticism of her Israel activism came as no surprise

Emma Saltzberg knew she might invite criticism by competing on “Jeopardy!” From her years of experience in progressive Jewish groups, including IfNotNow, a group founded in 2014 to galvanize American Jews to oppose Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories, she knew that her appearance on one of the most popular TV shows in the United States would likely generate negative comments from those who believe criticizing the occupation is antisemitic. So when those comments started to appear on social media, especially after IfNotNow touted her third win, and then her fourth and final...

Feb 9
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