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The Sobibor death camp (Wikimedia)

Key figure in Sobibor uprising dies at 96

KIEV — Arkady Wajspapir, a key figure in the 1943 uprising at the Sobibor death camp, died in Kiev at the age of 96. Wajspapir killed at least one Nazi soldier during...

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu being welcomed in New Delhi by Indian PM Narendra Modi. (Ashernet)

New era in India-Israel relations

NEW DELHI — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi signed a series of agreements for cooperation in energy, the film...

Aharon_Appelfeld (Ulf Andersen/Getty)

Appelfeld was a writer of great elusiveness, paradox

By Thane Rosenbaum Arguably the world’s greatest writer of fiction about the world’s foremost nonfiction atrocity, the Holocaust, died Jan. 4 in Israel. Aharon...

Moshe Holtzberg is embraced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Israel.

Mumbai: Holtzberg will return to his Chabad house

JERUSALEM — The son of the Chabad emissaries killed in a 2008 terror attack in Mumbai will join Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a trip to India. Moshe...

The 118-foot Lego tower. (Kobi Richter/TPS)

Tel Aviv Lego tower sets record

JERUSALEM — A Lego tower built in Tel Aviv is poised to set a new world record. The 118-foot tower was built from more than half a million Lego bricks donated by...

Alberto Nisman at a news conference in Buenos Aires on May 20, 2009. (Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty)

Argentine judge: Nisman was murdered

BUENOS AIRES — A federal judge in Argentina said that AMIA Jewish center bombing prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered. It is the first time since Nisman’s death in...

Sholom Rubashkin, pictured in 2004, when he was vice president of Agriprocessors. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty)

Rubashkin sentence commuted

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, the chief executive of what was then the largest kosher slaughterhouse in the country,...

Young Arab hockey players practicing on rollerblades in Nazareth.

Meet the Nazareth Tigers, Israel’s Arab ice hockey team

By Larry Luxner NAZARETH, Israel — On a recent Friday evening, as prayers from nearby mosques blared over loudspeakers and the sun dipped below a horizon dotted with...

Donald Trump's announcement on Jerusalem is broadcast in a Jerusalem pub, Dec. 6, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Trump: Jerusalem is Israel’s capital

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed a proclamation recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but emphasized that he was not pre-empting negotiations over the...

A blended learning classroom at Westchester Torah Academy

Five ideas to lower day school tuition

By E.J. Kessler NEW YORK — As nearly every Jewish day school family knows, paying tuition is no small matter. Annual tuition fees average about $16,000 nationally, and...