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Arson in Duluth

DULUTH — The homeless man charged with setting fire to a historic synagogue in northern Minnesota told police he tried to spit on the blaze to put it out but walked...

Memoir: Dylan’s best friend

By Stephen Silver NEW YORK — Jewish summer camp is such a crucial part of the American Jewish experience that many Jewish adults, even in their older age, likely...

Anton’s secret

By Stephen Silver LOS ANGELES — When movie star Anton Yelchin was crushed between his Jeep and a brick pillar outside his home in June, 2016, the public’s first...

Puig: ‘One of the best days of my life’

Baseball star Yasiel Puig visited a Jewish camp for kids with cancer and called it “one of the best days” of his life. Puig, an outfielder for the Cleveland Indians,...

17-year-old girl killed in West Bank terror attack

A 17-year-old Israeli girl was killed and her father and brother were severely wounded in a bomb attack at a nature reserve in the West Bank. Rina Shnerb of Lod, her...

A steep rise in Jewish homeschooling — why?

By Sara Ivry NEW YORK — Joey Weisberg and Molly Weingrod have four children, live in a city with a vibrant Jewish community and believe strongly in the importance of a...

The righteous, wicked anti-Semitic convert

By Henry Abramson “Eisenmenger belonged to the class of insects which sucks poison even out of flowers,” the 19th-century Jewish historian Heinrich Graetz wrote....

In one week: $2.2 million raised

MIAMI — A campaign on a Jewish crowdfunding website raised more than $2 million in five days to provide a “miracle drug” to help a two-year-old Florida girl....

AMIA Buenos Aires

Rescued twice — heroic effort to save documents after AMIA bombing

By Alan Grabinsky BUENOS AIRES — Abraham Lichtenbaum was getting ready to leave his house on July 18, 1994 when, at 9:53 a.m., he heard an explosion: The headquarters...

Rabbi Reuven Bauman

Body of drowned rabbi recovered, buried

NORFOLK — The body of a rabbi who jumped into the ocean in Virginia to save a student was found off the coast of North Carolina. Volunteers looking for Reuven Bauman,...