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Josefin Dolsten, JTA
Josefin Dolsten, JTA

Rabbi Aaron Panken

Head of HUC dies in a plane crash

NEW YORK — Rabbi Andrea Weiss, an associate professor of Bible at the New York campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and its incoming provost,...

A makeshift memorial in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (Mark Wilson/Getty)

Florida school shooting’s Jewish victims remembers

PARKLAND, Fla. — They volunteered. They played soccer. They went to camp. They were sweet, mature and easygoing. They were just beginning their lives, or helping...

Rabbi Osher Litzman, under the canopy in black, performing a Jewish wedding in Seoul, South Korea.

Olympics won’t be Jewish desert

SEOUL — Though the Jewish community in South Korea is small, Jews visiting the country to compete in or watch the Winter Olympic Games won’t have to skimp on kosher...

A member of the Israeli team sent to Lusaka, Zambia.

Israel sends aid to Zambia

JERUSALEM — Medical professionals from Israel are helping to treat cholera victims in Zambia, which is battling an outbreak of the disease. A delegation of two...

Bruce and Irene Steinberg, surrounded by sons William, Zachary, and Matthew.

Nine killed in Costa Rica crash

NEW YORK — Members of two families killed in a plane crash in Costa Rica are remembered for their involvement in Jewish and philanthropic causes. The Steinberg family...

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...