Arthur H. Rotstein, 74, a longtime journalist who was passionate about the pursuit of truth and freedom of the press, died July 20, 2020 of COVID-19. Mr. Rotstein was a Chicago native who earned his undergraduate degree in journalism at the University of Missouri and his master’s in journalism… Read more »
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AP’s veteran Gaza reporter leaves home to preserve belief in coexistence
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Ibrahim Barzak spent his childhood counting the days to weekends, when he would travel with his father to see friends in Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Ashdod and Jerusalem. For Barzak’s young sons, by contrast, the names of those cities conjure malevolent exotica. Barzak, 38, has worked for… Read more »
Will controversies hurt liberals’ support for Obama?
WASHINGTON (JTA) — What happens when the rabbi who delivered the invocation at your nomination inveighs against you? Three controversies in quick succession have earned President Obama opprobrium from some of his most steadfast liberal supporters, including Rabbi David Saperstein, who directs the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center. The… Read more »