New Taglit type program launches for Christian college students

By:  ANAV SILVERMAN, JPOST — A new program has been launched for Christian student leaders, modeled after Taglit-Birthright Israel trips for young American Jews. Covenant Journey, a program of trips to Israel for Christian student leaders at colleges and universities, was unveiled on Friday, May 8, at the Israeli Embassy in Washington’s Annual Christian Solidarity Event.…

How Orthodox Money Is Reshaping Republican Politics

By:NATHAN GUTTMAN, Forward— Democratic and Republican presidential candidates have long appreciated the importance of tapping into the pool of Jewish donors, who are among the most generous political contributors in the nation. But until recently, Orthodox Jews have been an elusive target. Like their Democratic counterparts, Republican candidates chose to go after more secular —…

Rubio: Palestinian statehood not currently possible

By: JTA, Times of Israel— US Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a candidate for the Republican nomination for president, said he would not pursue a two-state solution for the Israel-Palestinian conflict right now. “I don’t think the conditions exist for that today,” Rubio said Wednesday during a question-and-answer session hosted by PBS’s Charlie Rose at…

Survey Shows Quarter of US Jews Leaving Their Faith

By: ARI SOFFER, Israel National News— A new survey released Tuesday reveals some interesting data about American Jews. The Pew Research Religious Landscape Survey revealed both positive and negative findings concerning the future of United States Jewry, including the fact that – in spite of relatively low birthrates and growing intermarriage – the community’s relative…