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    From social media, to helping someone flee Afghanistan

    The social networking app Clubhouse advertises its “unlikely collisions of people” — but Nat Rosenzweig, a 34-year-old Jewish musician, hardly expected it to bring...

    Did the Arab-Israel coalition work?

    Mansour Abbas, the first leader of any majority-Arab party to join an Israeli government launched his reelection campaign last month with a visit to the al-Aqsa mosque,...

    ‘Birthright for basketballers’

    By Jacob Gurvis AUBURN, Ala. — The Auburn University men’s basketball team traveled to Israel last weekend for a 10-day Birthright-style trip, likely the first of...

    Lufthansa to address anti-Semitism

    The Lufthansa airline is creating a senior management role dedicated to preventing discrimination and anti-Semitism two months after it barred a large group of Orthodox...

    Israeli reporter sneaks into Mecca

    It was billed as a historic news scoop: the first Jewish Israeli reporter to document the annual Muslim pilgrimage of Hajj on an unprecedented visit to the holy city of...

    Russia orders Jewish Agency to cease work

    In an unprecedented move, the Russian government has told the local representatives of the Jewish Agency for Israel to end their activities and leave the country as of...

    Then, oil fortunes. Now, it’s complicated.

    At the start of the 20th century, Louis Blaustein, a Jewish immigrant from Lithuania, and his son Jacob drove a horse-drawn wagon through the streets of Baltimore,...

    A tale of glory, dementia and the law

    The latest chapter of the surreal saga over who is making decisions for the aged pop artist Peter Max is pitting two children of Holocaust survivors against each other.

    Kurt Landauer: Jewish heart of FC Bayern

    In May, the Bundesliga, Germany’s top soccer league, concluded its season on what has become a familiar note: the Bayern Munich club won its 10th straight league...

    Opposing Putin’s war, Moscow chief rabbi departs

    Pinchas Goldschmidt, who left Russia following its invasion of Ukraine, is no longer the chief rabbi of Moscow after 30 years of holding the title. He left after...