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Josefin Dolsten, JTA
Josefin Dolsten, JTA

Lior Zaltzman illustrates the seven heartwarming stories of the year

The heartwarming stories of 2017

NEW YORK — Political turmoil, terror attacks and natural disasters around the world: 2017 had plenty of people feeling down, for good reason. But there were also...

Rose Holm at her apartment holding a photo of her late husband, Joe.

At 16, she joined the partisans

NEW YORK — Nazis came for Rose Holm’s family in the afternoon. By the evening, the 16-year-old was lying among corpses in the underground bunker where she and her...

A Pinkus was a communal record book.

Treasure trove: Pre-Holocaust documents discovered

NEW YORK — Last month, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research made an astonishing announcement: the discovery of 170,000 Jewish documents thought to have been...

KJ Dhaliwal

Jewish dating app — by Sikhs

SAN FRANCISCO — At first glance, KJ Dhaliwal and Sukhmeet Toor may be unlikely candidates to create the latest Jewish-themed dating app. After all, both men are Sikhs....

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...