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Josefin Dolsten, JTA
Josefin Dolsten, JTA

Royal Bat Mitzvah

PHNON PENH — Members of the Cambodian royal family gathered last month at the Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh for a celebration. There was music, traditional...

Jason Greenblatt visiting the Nahal Oz military base in Israel. (Anadolu Agency/Getty)

Greenblatt’s Middle East ‘exit interview’

TEANECK, NJ — Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s former Middle East negotiator, made his first public speech since leaving the White House on Sunday night,...

Four killed in shooting in New Jersey kosher shop

NEW YORK — The gunmen who entered a Jersey City kosher supermarket and engaged in a deadly shootout with police deliberately chose the store, the city’s mayor said....

Trump lays it on at Israel-US confab

HOLLYWOOD, Fla.— President Donald Trump slammed American Jews who he said did not sufficiently “love Israel.” “So many of you voted for the people in the last...

Sen. Bennet discusses Israel at J Street

WASHINGTON — Since announcing his presidential run in May, Michael Bennet has been polling between zero and 1%. He didn’t qualify for the latest Democratic debate...

Julie Robertson's mural of Hannah Senesh in downtown San Diego.

Japanese-American artist paints mural of Nazi fighter Hannah Senesh

OKLAHOMA CITY — Hannah Senesh may seem an unlikely motivation for Japanese-born artist Julie Robertson. But the 35-year-old Christian artist, who just spent four days...

Rabbi Sanford Akselrad (Josefin Dolsten)

Rabbi says image of ‘sin city’ is off

LAS VEGAS — Congregation Ner Tamid is located a half an hour drive away from the Las Vegas Strip, where each luxury hotel seems more extravagant than the next and even...

In ‘The Spy’, Sacha Baron Cohen stars as agent Eli Cohen

NEW YORK — For “Borat,” his 2006 film, Sacha Baron Cohen went undercover as a made-up Kazakh journalist who travels America and gets unwitting targets to share his...

Most Jews in Hong Kong are sitting out protests

HONG KONG — Since early June, protesters in Hong Kong have been gathering multiple times a week to fight Chinese attempts to encroach on their freedoms. The police...

Parents lobby Congress to stop suicide among military

PHOENIX — In 2007, Sgt. Daniel Somers returned home after two tours in Iraq, where he worked in intelligence and special operations. For years he struggled to get on...