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Ben Harris, JTA
Ben Harris, JTA

Danish Jewry dwindles; future dim

COPENHAGEN — Forty years ago, when a few thousand Polish Jewish refugees arrived in Denmark fleeing an anti-Semitic campaign orchestrated by Poland’s Communist...

Rubashkin — 1,250 years to appeal

WASHINGTON —— Facing a prison sentence of up to 1,250 years following his conviction last week on 86 of 91 fraud charges, Sholom Rubashkin is hoping his exoneration...

Americans serving in IDF still crave a good Thanksgiving meal

KARNEI SHOMRON, West Bank — About three months after she and her family made aliyah, Laura Savren walked up to the meat counter of her local supermarket and asked to...

The frum first date goes digital

NEW YORK — A new effort based in Baltimore represents the latest attempt to address the crisis of Orthodox Jewish singles unable to find suitable mates. The new...

The seven laws of Noah

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — When Jack Saunders began questioning the core religious claims of Christianity in the mid-1980s, it set him on a journey that eventually led to his...

Chabad rabbi seeks to clarify incendiary words

NEW YORK — A prominent Chabad rabbi is seeking to clarify remarks in which he renounced “Western morality” and seemed to call on Israel to massacre Palestinian...

Can Britain’s ‘chief’ sell in America?

NEW YORK — Most of what you need to know about Jonathan Sacks, the chief rabbi of the British commonwealth, is apparent from the story he tells of how his latest book,...

New book, and new type of rabbinical career

NEW YORK — The tale Jill Jacobs tells of the first steps in her journey to becoming one of the most recognizable names in Jewish social justice work has something of...

Soloveitchik and Schechter Haggadahs

NEW YORK — Why is this Passover different than all other Passovers? On most Passovers, it is the liberal Jewish denominations that seek to reinterpret the holiday...

Conservative alumni like ‘indie minyans’

NEW YORK — It’s been a tough few weeks for the leadership of the United Synagogue, the Conservative movement’s synagogue association. The recent announcement that...