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Prague's Spanish Synagogue.

Torah scroll’s return reaffirms Prague’s Jewish identity

By Margarita Gokun Silver PRAGUE — A new Torah scroll is being used in this historic city by one of its two Reform Jewish congregations to welcome the High Holidays...

Michigan Stadium

58 group object to University of Michigan boycott

ANN ARBOR — Fifty-eight organizations called on the University of Michigan to sanction professors who boycott Israel — such as by refusing to write a letter of...

Marwan Kenzari as Ashraf Marwan (Nick Briggs/Netflix)

‘The Angel’ portrays Egyptian spy who helped Israel

By Naomi Pfefferman LOS ANGELES — In 1993, filmmaker Ariel Vromen was part of an Israeli Air Force rescue unit sent in to Lebanon to evacuate Jewish and Arab soldiers...

Decorating the sukkah is the perfect kids holiday activity.

Why Sukkot is the best holiday for kids

NEW YORK — Here’s the short version: If you leave your kids home on the High Holidays so you can have grownup praying time, don’t do othat on Sukkot. Bring your...

Temple Anshe Hesed in Erie, Pa. (Alanna Cooper)

Synagogue downsizing: What to do with all that stuff

By Alanna E. Cooper ERIE, Pa. — There was some debate about putting the old synagogue up for sale and moving to a new, smaller building, but not much. In 2012, a major...

Orthodox Jewish girls perform Kapparot in Jerusalem, 2016. (Ilia Yefimovich/Getty)

Eight lesser-known facts about Judaism’s holiest day

By Stacey Ilyse, Kveller Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement, starts at sundown on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Traditionally  the most somber days on the Jewish calendar,...

Amb. Husam Zomlot (Wikimedia)

Trump shuts PLO out of Washington

WASHINGTON — The Trump Administration ordered the close of the PLO office in Washington DC this week. “We have permitted the PLO office to conduct operations that...

Ayanna Pressley (Twitter)

In Boston, Pressley will press Israel on Palestinians

BOSTON — Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley scored a major upset on Sept. 4 over 10-term incumbent congressman Michael Capuano in the Democratic primary. Pressley...

US curtails UNRWA funding

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5779 SECTION A PAGE 10 JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the US announcement that it would halt all funding to the UN...

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KFC plans its kosher comeback

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5779 SECTION B PAGE 19 JERUSALEM — KFC is planning to bring the Colonel’s secret fried chicken recipe back to Israel. Representatives of the...