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Ben Sales, JTA

Seven stories of the year — before Oct. 7

Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack plunged Israel into war and upended Jewish life  across the world. Before the Hamas attack, there were important topics that occupied Jewish life...

17 more hostages released

Hamas has released 17 more hostages — 14 Israelis, including one US citizen, and three foreign nationals — to the Red Cross as part of its agreement with Israel to...

Jewish man dies after being struck by pro-Palestinian protester

A Jewish man has died after a pro-Palestinian protester struck him in the head with a megaphone on Sunday, according to the local Jewish federation.

Two more hostages freed

Hamas has freed two women, ages 79 and 85, whom it was holding hostage in Gaza, according to Israeli media reports.

Syrian airports targeted, some hostages’ bodies retrieved from Gaza

Israel bombed airports in Damascus and Aleppo following missile fire from Syria — a signal that tensions may escalate on Israel’s northern border as it prepares for...

More than 100 bodies found in Kibbutz Be’eri, as horrors of Hamas attack continue to unfold

The grim and mounting toll of Hamas’ attack on Israel was thrown into stark relief on Monday when more than 100 bodies were found in Kibbutz Be’eri, a small...

Yom Kippur clash in Tel Aviv

On the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, secular activists shut down a Yom Kippur Kol Nidre service in the center of Tel Aviv that had been barred by Israel’s...

Jewish pilgrimage dead after killings in Djerba

When a security official opened fire outside a Tunisian synagogue during a pilgrimage on May 9, killing two Jewish pilgrims and two security guards, he shattered what...

Right-wing protesters support judicial reform

A right-wing protest brought some 200,000 people to Jerusalem’s streets on April 27 to demonstrate in favor of the government’s judicial reform.

‘Vegan Boxing Rabbi’

Boxer Yuri Foreman uses his expertise to provide kosher certification to eateries — on a no-charge basis. Unlike most rabbis, however, he’s only going to certify...