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A steep rise in Jewish homeschooling — why?

By Sara Ivry NEW YORK — Joey Weisberg and Molly Weingrod have four children, live in a city with a vibrant Jewish community and believe strongly in the importance of a...

The righteous, wicked anti-Semitic convert

By Henry Abramson “Eisenmenger belonged to the class of insects which sucks poison even out of flowers,” the 19th-century Jewish historian Heinrich Graetz wrote....

In one week: $2.2 million raised

MIAMI — A campaign on a Jewish crowdfunding website raised more than $2 million in five days to provide a “miracle drug” to help a two-year-old Florida girl....

AMIA Buenos Aires

Rescued twice — heroic effort to save documents after AMIA bombing

By Alan Grabinsky BUENOS AIRES — Abraham Lichtenbaum was getting ready to leave his house on July 18, 1994 when, at 9:53 a.m., he heard an explosion: The headquarters...

Rabbi Reuven Bauman

Body of drowned rabbi recovered, buried

NORFOLK — The body of a rabbi who jumped into the ocean in Virginia to save a student was found off the coast of North Carolina. Volunteers looking for Reuven Bauman,...

Mother of murdered teen finds comfort in learning

By Beth Kissileff JERUSALEM — When her 16-year-old son Naftali went missing five years ago this month, along with two other Jewish teens who had last been seen near...

Malmo Synagogue

The end of a Swedish Jewish community?

STOCKHOLM — The Jewish Community of Malmo, Sweden, may need to dissolve itself by 2029 unless its circumstances change. Community spokesman Fredrik Sieradski...

Jack Hughes

Teen is first Jewish No. 1 overall pick in NHL draft

NEW YORK — Jack Hughes, even at 18, is no stranger to making history. And now he’s done it again, becoming the first Jewish player to be drafted No. 1 overall by the...

The cast of 'Shtisel'

The ‘Shtisel’ mania

NEW YORK — Would the builders of New York’s Temple Emanu-El ever have imagined that their congregation’s sanctuary would one day be packed to the balconies with...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Mario Tama/Getty)

‘Concentration camps’ on US southern border — says Ocasio-Cortez

NEW YORK — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said  this week that detention centers holding undocumented immigrants on the southern border are “concentration camps.”...