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Josefin Dolsten, JTA
Josefin Dolsten, JTA

This Passover Haggadah from 1902, recovered from Saddam Hussein's intelligence headquarters, was hand-lettered and decorated by an Iraqi youth. (National Archives)

State Dept. will return Jewish treasures to Iraq

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5778 SECTION A PAGE 9 NEW YORK — The US will return to Iraq next year a trove of Iraqi Jewish artifacts that lawmakers and Jewish groups have...

Ben Davis, Rabbi Avraham Mintz and Quincy Carpenter pose before Davis and Carpenter take off for Houston in the Junk Trunk.

Houston recovery will take years

HOUSTON — The Jewish community in Houston has seen “devastating” damage from Hurricane Harvey and could take years to recover, a federation official said....

A protest in front of the German legation in New York in 1933. (Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone/ Getty)

When the Nazis came to Newark in 1933

NEW YORK — The Nazi punching debate (is it OK to punch a Nazi?) went viral in January after a liberal protester slugged white supremacist Richard Spencer in the face...

Tripoli's Corinthia Hotel appears behind the abandoned Dar Bishi synagogue in the Libyan capital on September 28, 2011. (Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images)

Libyan Jews fret over Jewish artifacts

TRIPOLI — Gina Waldman was forced to flee her native Libya in 1967 as anti-Jewish mobs took to the streets of Tripoli, burning down her father’s warehouse. Waldman,...

Smartphone apps for the Jewish life. (Lior Zaltzman)

Apps for religious life

NEW YORK — These days there are smartphone applications for pretty much anything, from ordering food to finding a date to reporting anti-Semitic incidents. But what...

Children’s books in the Ladino language

Ladino: Keeping the heritage

SEATTLE — One-year-old Vidal doesn’t know the significance behind the lullaby his father sings him at bedtime. He knows it helps him fall asleep, but not that the...

Lisa Davidson joined the New York rally.

Jews join rallies supporting refugees

NEW YORK— Over 100 years ago, Barnett Levine was greeted by the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty as he arrived in the US, having fled anti-Semitism and...

Kosherfest: Expanding world of products

SECAUCUS, NJ — At Kosherfest, the world’s largest kosher trade show, Yiddish and Hebrew were heard alongside English. Some 6,000 kosher-food insiders packed the...

Clockwise, from upper left: Boris Epshteyn, Michael Glassner, Ivanka Trump, Stephen Miller

Trump’s Jewish advisers

NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump’s cadre of advisers is not short on Jews. While the real estate magnate and former reality TV star may not officially appoint...