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Jack Muaawia

Israeli policies stall refugee status

By Tracy Frydberg JERUSALEM — Jack has one of those smiles that even the coldest of souls would feel obliged to mirror. Sunglasses propped on his head and with a...

Kostas Papadopoulos was one of the few survivors of the 1944 British attack on the ship Tanais carrying Crete's Jews.

A different Holocaust tragedy is remembered in Crete

By Roger Rapoport CHANIA, Crete — On Sunday, June 17, 263 candles will be lit at an interfaith memorial service at this lovely city’s historic Etz Hayyim synagogue....

Mordaunt Cohen

Jewish 101-year-old veteran honored by the queen

LONDON — A 101-year-old Jewish British veteran of WW II received an honor from the Queen for his services to education. Mordaunt Cohen received the MBE, or Member of...

Lionel Messi at Melbourne Cricket Ground, 2017. (Quinn Rooney/Getty)

Argentina won’t play in Jerusalem

BUENOS AIRES — Argentina’s national soccer team canceled this week’s friendly match with Israel after pressure from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement....

Dr. Andrew Brotman, left; Blima Marcus

Hospital responds to Bikur Cholim

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen NEW YORK — One of this city’s largest hospitals has accused a chasidic group that visits sick patients of lying about the hospital’s policy...

Michael Chabon (Andrew Toth/Getty)

Michael Chabon: Jews marrying Jews is wrong

LOS ANGELES — Novelist Michael Chabon delivered a diatribe against Jewish inmarriage, as well as Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, in a commencement speech to...

John Filo's Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of the Kent State Massacre.

Living 48 years with Kent State

By Steve North NEW YORK — For nearly half a century, Elaine Holstein was periodically confronted with one of the most haunting images in modern American history: the...

Philip Roth (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty)

Philip Roth, Jewish-American novelist, dies

NEW YORK — Philip Roth, the novelist, died Tuesday, May 22. He was 85. His death was confirmed to The New York Times by his friend, Judith Thurman. Early in his...

NYU Langone Hospital no longer allows the free kosher food deliveries of Satmar Bikur Cholim.

NYU hospital kicks out Bikur Cholim organization

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen NEW YORK— For years, volunteers from the Satmar chasidic movement have fanned out daily across the city, boarding private buses and carrying...

Rabbi Tuly Weisz with his new book, The Israel Bible.

Israel Bible stresses the Holy Land connection

By Renee Ghert-Zand JERUSALEM — In 1903, American evangelist and Christian Zionist William E. Blackstone sent Theodor Herzl a personal Bible. It was a gift with a...