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Ben Sales, JTA
Ben Sales, JTA

World Jewish Relief workers in Greece.

Jews sent $125 million to third world

NEW YORK — Eighty percent of Jews live in two countries — Israel and the US — but Jewish organizations are spending more and more of their money elsewhere. Jewish...

Solar panels in the Bedouin Arab village of Darajat in the Negev in 2009. (By Uriel Sinai/Getty)

Likud is conservative . . . and green

JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump broke his campaign promise to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and reportedly leaked Israeli intelligence....

Eli Pasternak, front, and his partner making their pitch on BizTank.

On BizTank, haredi entrepreneurs pitch their ideas

NEW YORK — At the beginning of a takeoff of “Shark Tank” in Brooklyn, an Israeli in a beige kippah, gray blazer, pink shirt and blue jeans stands before a panel...

KAM Isaiah Israel Synagogue (Raymond Boyd/Getty)

More shuls are getting rid of mandatory dues

NEW YORK — “Voluntary dues” may sound like an oxymoron, but the idea may soon be coming to a synagogue near you. According to a new study by the UJA-Federation of...

Ever wish you could go back to Jewish summer camp?

NEW YORK — The campers wake up in their cabins on Friday morning, dress and go to breakfast. Next comes a range of activities — arts and crafts, archery, kickball....

Pro-Israel fill the chamber at the UN headquarters in New York. (WJC)

Thousands protest BDS at UN

PASSOVER EDITION 5777SECTION A PAGE 12 NEW YORK — Thousands attended a conference opposing the BDS movement at the UN headquarters in New York. The conference on March...

Michael Kaydar is escorted by guards as he leaves the Israeli Justice court in Rishon Lezion on March 23, 2017. (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty)

Not a white supremacist: Israeli arrested for JCC bomb threats

NEW YORK — Many Jewish groups blamed white supremacists, emboldened by Donald Trump’s campaign, for the bomb threats that have plagued Jewish institutions since the...

The FBI logo outside its HQ in Washington, DC. (Yuri Gripas/AFP/Getty)

JCC threat suspects: FBI is on it

NEW YORK — A person calls a Jewish institution, makes a bomb threat and hangs up. The call lasts no more than a minute, the caller’s voice is disguised and the call...

Betsy DeVos, testifies at her Senate confirmation for education secretary, Jan. 17. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Jews divided on education nominee

WASHINGTON — When Kathy Mioni took over as the principal of Akiva Academy in the post-industrial city of Youngstown, Ohio, the school had 52 students and was in danger...

Estee Ackerman holding certificates representing the five medals she won in this month's US Open in table tennis.

National Pingpong champ is Orthodox teen

NEW YORK — She’s beaten a table tennis Hall of Famer. She’s beaten Jewish philanthropists in suits and high heels. She’s beaten tennis champion Rafael Nadal. And...