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Rabbi Moishe and Yocheved Raskin, with their child.

Uganda is 100th country for Chabad

NEW YORK (JTA) — Uganda has become the 100th country to have a Chabad-Lubavitch outpost. Rabbi Moishe and Yocheved Raskin established the Chabad of Uganda in the...

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot (Sraya Diamant/IDF Spokesperson)

IDF chief speaks to Saudis — a first

JERUSALEM — The Israeli army’s chief of staff gave the first interview by someone in his post to a Saudi news outlet. Gadi Eisenkot told the Elaph news website on...

Yad Vashem believes this pendant belonged to Karoline Cohn, a Jewish girl who may have perished at Sobibor.

Pendant from Sobibor leads to reunion

By Toby Axelrod BERLIN — In late 1943, the Germans were desperate to cover all traces of their death camp in Sobibor, Poland. They demolished buildings, bulldozed the...

Joc Pederson

Pederson breaks record

LOS ANGELES — Joc Pederson of the Los Angeles Dodgers last week set a new home run record for Jewish players in one World Series. Pederson, a lefty-swinging...

The scene after the terror attack in Lower Manhattan, Oct. 31, 2017. (Kena Betancur/Getty)

Argentine Jew among NY victims

NEW YORK — Five of the fatalities in the terrorist truck-ramming attack in New York City on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 31, were Argentine tourists celebrating the 30th...

Independence supporters gather in Barcelona, Oct. 30, 2017. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty)

On Catalonia, Jewish umbrella group opposes independence

BARCELONA — Breaking with its policy of neutrality on Catalan independence, the main umbrella group of Spanish Jews blamed separatists for the kingdom’s crisis and...

Richard Spencer

In Gainesville, Spencer is heckled

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Protesters heckled white supremacist leader Richard Spencer as he spoke at the University of Florida. Booing and chants greeted the alt-right...

Surrounded by blackened vegetation, Camp Newman's iconic hillside Jewish star survived.

Camp Newman ravaged by fire

By Rob Gloster, j./via JTA SAN FRANCISCO — Administrators of a Jewish summer camp destroyed by a wildfire in Northern California toured the site for the first time,...

Audrey Azoulay

Israel, US to leave UNESCO; body elects Jewish leader

NEW YORK (JTA) — Israel will prepare to leave UNESCO alongside the US, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement praising President Donald Trump for the...

Rainer Weiss

Nobel laureate Weiss escaped the Nazis

NEW YORK — Three American scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, including one who fled the Nazis with his parents and another whose grandparents were...