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Brazilian Jew arrested for pyramid scheme

By Marcus R. Gilbrand RIO DE JANEIRO — A Brazilian Jewish businessman accused of bilking investors out of tens of millions of dollars, earning comparisons to Bernie...

‘Tehran’ explores complex identity of Iranian-Jews

By Lior Zaltzman NEW YORK — It all started in 2014, with an email that arrived in Dana Eden’s inbox with the subject line: “Tehran.” “I said to myself, ‘Oh...

Alex Trebek’s Jewish moments

By Philissa Cramer NEW YORK — Alex Trebek, the beloved baritone host of “Jeopardy!,” died of pancreatic cancer Sunday, Nov. 8, at 80. In his 36 years as host of...

What happened when a teacher made his students debate the Holocaust

NEW YORK — On Jan. 20, 1942, 15 high-ranking officials from the Nazi party and the German government got together in a villa at Wannsee, a leafy suburb of Berlin. They...

Sudan-Israel announce normalization

WASHINGTON — Sudan will become the third Arab country in the past two months to normalize ties with Israel, continuing the trend of Arab states’ willingness to...

He wants to be the mayor of Rome

By Simone Somekh ROME — Tobia Zevi is candid: He wants to become the next mayor of Rome. “I’ve dreamed of becoming mayor of my city my entire life,” he told JTA...

3,000 Faces of COVID

NEW YORK — When Alex Goldstein first set out to memorialize Americans who died of COVID-19, he was overwhelmed by the vastness of the task ahead. That was in March,...

Homeland Security: White supremacists biggest threat

WASHINGTON — A new report from the Dept. of Homeland Security names white supremacists as the biggest domestic terror threat in the US. The Homeland Threat...

Trove of paintings hidden for 78 years

By Toby Axelrod PRAGUE — Plans are under way to find a home for a huge trove of works by a nearly forgotten Jewish artist that was uncovered 78 years after her death...

Babi Yar, once unspeakable; now horrors will be told

By Larry Luxner KIEV — Raisa Maistrenko will never forget Sept. 29, 1941 — the day Nazi troops rounded up the Jewish residents of Kiev, Ukraine, and marched them to...