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    Israeli reporter sneaks into Mecca

    It was billed as a historic news scoop: the first Jewish Israeli reporter to document the annual Muslim pilgrimage of Hajj on an unprecedented visit to the holy city of...

    Russia orders Jewish Agency to cease work

    In an unprecedented move, the Russian government has told the local representatives of the Jewish Agency for Israel to end their activities and leave the country as of...

    Then, oil fortunes. Now, it’s complicated.

    At the start of the 20th century, Louis Blaustein, a Jewish immigrant from Lithuania, and his son Jacob drove a horse-drawn wagon through the streets of Baltimore,...

    A tale of glory, dementia and the law

    The latest chapter of the surreal saga over who is making decisions for the aged pop artist Peter Max is pitting two children of Holocaust survivors against each other.

    Kurt Landauer: Jewish heart of FC Bayern

    In May, the Bundesliga, Germany’s top soccer league, concluded its season on what has become a familiar note: the Bayern Munich club won its 10th straight league...

    Opposing Putin’s war, Moscow chief rabbi departs

    Pinchas Goldschmidt, who left Russia following its invasion of Ukraine, is no longer the chief rabbi of Moscow after 30 years of holding the title. He left after...

    Enes Kanter Freedom brings Holocaust education to Muslim school

    At the Brooklyn Amity School, a majority-Muslim private school in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, high school students are taking part in a new Holocaust education initiative...

    Internet poses spiritual dilemmas for Orthodox women and their businesses

    Shaindy Braun and her wig business had nearly 40,000 followers on Instagram, amassed over nine years, when she abruptly announced her departure from the social media...

    Lapid’s first speech: unity

    Yair Lapid might only be Israel’s interim prime minister, but he appears to be determined to maximize the position in the four months or so he is guaranteed to occupy...

    Zelensky: Israel must impose sanctions

    In a live streamed address to students, faculty and staff at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged Israel to join the network...