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Rabbi Avraham Schwarz inspecting a cheese factory in Denmark. (Lars Skaaning)

The evolving industry of kosher cheese

By Ben Hartman It’s early morning in the Sardinian countryside and a farmer is milking his sheep while an Orthodox Jewish kosher supervisor looks on. The supervisor,...

IDF Captain Libby Weiss

Want a tour of a Hamas tunnel?

By Renee Ghert-Zand TEL AVIV — Capt. Libby Weiss spent most of the summer of 2014 in a Hamas tunnel, and she wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else. Israel’s...

Rabbi Haim Casas

For the first time, Spain-born liberal rabbi ordained

LONDON — The main rabbinical seminary in Europe for Reform and Masorti Jews ordained the first ever Spain-born Progressive rabbi, the seminary’s spokesperson said....

Ivanka Trump at the memorial for the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in Poland, July 6. (Katarzyna Markusz)

Ivanka visits Warsaw Ghetto Heroes memorial

WARSAW — Ivanka Trump, the Jewish daughter of President Donald Trump, laid a wreath at the memorial for the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in Poland a day after her father...

Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara greet India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. (Asherent)

First visit to Israel by PM of India

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to Israel, calling his visit “historic.” Modi arrived in Israel on...

Ehud Olmert standing trial, 2015.

Ehud Olmert granted early release

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin lifted all parole restrictions on former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who left prison on early release this week....

Rex Tillerson, pictured in 2015. (Christophe Morin/Bloomberg/Getty)

Tillerson retreats from commitment to anti-Semitism envoy

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson retreated from his department’s commitment to fill the post of envoy to combat anti-Semitism, saying the effort may be...

Police found medical devices marked with swastikas. (Leonardo Kremenchuzky/DAIA)

Trove of Nazi artifacts unearthed in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES — A cache of 75 original Nazi objects discovered earlier this month by the Argentine Federal Police has been evaluated as “unprecedented” and “the...

Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte (Justin Sullivan/Getty)

Montana congressman sentenced to community service

BOZEMAN (JTA) — Republican congressman-elect Greg Gianforte of Montana was sentenced to 40 hours of community service and 20 hours of anger management for body...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara pose with First Officer Nechama Spiegel Novak (right).

Female haredi pilot takes flight

JERUSALEM — El Al’s first female haredi Orthodox pilot flew Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a summit in Greece. Nechama Spiegel Novak, a mother of four...