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Claudia Sheinbaum (Carlos Tischler/Getty)

Mexico City mayor’s Jewish identity tenuous

By Alan Grabinsky MEXICO CITY— It was during her ultimately successful campaign for Mexico City mayor that Claudia Sheinbaum made a rare reference to her Jewish...

Asael Lubotzky pictured in his lab.

‘Miracle’ saves life of soldier, now a doctor

By Larry Luxner JERUSALEM — When Asael Lubotzky led his soldiers into battle against Hezbollah 12 years ago during the Second Lebanon War, he knew he might be wounded...

An Iranian Jewish woman casts her vote at the Yusef Abad Synagogue, February 26, 2016. (Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty)

US media struggle to understand complex reality of Iranian Jewry

By Larry Cohler-Esses NEW YORK — Several days after the Jewish Daily Forward published the first-ever report from the Islamic Republic of Iran by a reporter openly...

A view of the Ilan Ramon Day School in Agoura, Calif., after the fire. (Yuri Hronsky)

California wildfire: ‘Catastrophic’

By Gabrielle Birkner LOS ANGELES — The Woolsey Fire, which has engulfed a massive swath of Southern California, had as of last week — burned nearly 100,000 acres and...

Ilhan Omar (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty)

Ilhan Omar: Overturn head covering ban

WASHINGTON — A 181-year-old rule banning Congress members from wearing hats of any kind could be overturned in order to accommodate a newly elected Muslim lawmaker...

Avigdor Liberman speaking at a news conference, May 18. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Israel: Was it right to cease fire?

JERUSALEM — Avigdor Liberman resigned as defense minister of Israel on Wednesday, Nov. 14, over a cease-fire with Palestinian terrorist groups — a move that could...

Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano refuses to speak at Women’s March

NEW YORK — Actress and activist Alyssa Milano said she won’t speak at the next Women’s March if it is organized by two current leaders who will not condemn...

Benjamin Netanyahu and Angela Merkel meet in Jerusalem, Oct. 4, 2018. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty)

Merkel ‘gets it’ on Israel, Germany

By Toby Axelrod BERLIN — Israeli author Eldad Beck regards Angela Merkel’s engagement with Israel and Judaism as “spectacular.” Germany’s chancellor has...

Discover pumpkin’s Sephardic roots

By Emily Paster, The Nosher As autumn progresses and the High Holidays fade into the distance, many Americans Jews turn their attention to a different holiday:...

Ben Roethlisberger's cleats, Nov. 4. Will Newton/Getty)

Steelers’ QB Ben Roethlisberger honors Pittsburgh victims

PITTSBURGH — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wore cleats during Sunday’s game to honor the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. The cleats included...