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Ben Sales, JTA
Ben Sales, JTA

Stabbing of schoolteacher has changed life in Ramapo, NY

Life was good — Then a schoolteacher was stabbed, almost to death, and life in Ramapo changed RAMAPO, NY— On the street where a man was stabbed to within an inch of...

Vindman: ‘I am an American’

WASHINGTON — Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the Jewish National Security Council staffer whose firsthand account of the July phone call between President Donald Trump and...

The soldier who led Yom Kippur services in Saddam’s palace

ATLANTA — Near the start of the Iraq War in 2003, David Goldstrom found himself leading a Yom Kippur service for about 50 soldiers in one of Saddam Hussein’s former...

Whither the Pittsburgh memorial objects?

PITTSBURGH — Eric Lidji remembers people leaving objects in sets of 11. Eleven white feathers. Eleven Jewish stars. Eleven egg-shaped sculptures. But mostly, Lidji...

Ceen Gabbai

Growing up Jewish in Iraq

NEW YORK — When Ceen Gabbai argued with her first-grade teacher about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, she didn’t realize how big of a risk she was taking. The year...

Rebuilding black-Jewish relations

NEW YORK— At the end of August, the New York Police Dept. hate crimes task force investigated an alleged anti-Semitic attack near Brower Park in the Crown Heights...

Why do all major Israeli political parties agree on the Jordan Valley annexation?

JERUSALEM — Benjamin Netanyahu just said that if he is re-elected next week, he’ll immediately annex a big part of the West Bank: the Jordan Valley. That’s kind of...

Repeated attacks on Brooklyn Jews

NEW YORK — As he talks about the recent string of attacks on Jews in Brooklyn, Yosef Rapaport points to a small scar above his right eye. It’s the remnant of an...

Who were Tlaib and Omar’s hosts going to be?

WASHINGTON — Explaining Israel’s decision not to allow Democratic congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to visit Israel and Palestinian areas of the West Bank...

Did Israel politics lead camp to reassign counselor?

NEW YORK — A Conservative Jewish summer camp denies that it makes personnel decisions based on politics after a senior staff member claimed she was removed from her...