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Ben Sales, JTA
Ben Sales, JTA

Daf Yomi attracts wide spectrum of learners

NEW YORK — In December, when she was given two to four years to live, Catherine Johnson decided to start studying a page of Talmud a day. The expansive work of Jewish...

Chasidic all-volunteer security force

MONSEY, NY — Eleven days after a man barged into a rabbi’s home on Chanukah here and stabbed five Jews, Josef Margaretten was patrolling this chasidic neighborhood...

Rabbi Rottenberg delivers invocation at Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State

NEW YORK — Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg, whose home was the site of a stabbing last month on the holiday of Chanukah, delivered an invocation at Governor Andrew Cuomo’s...

25,000 march against anti-Semitism in NY rally

NEW YORK — An estimated 25,000 people marched across the Brooklyn Bridge and held a rally on Sunday, Jan. 5, to protest rising anti-Semitism in and around New York...

Again. This time, Monsey

MONSEY, NY— A man wielding a machete walked into a rabbi’s home in Monsey, NY and stabbed five people. The Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council of the Hudson...

Rise, fall, rise of a Chicago Jewish neighborhood

CHICAGO — Decades ago, Congregation Ner Tamid would fill to capacity on the High Holidays, spilling over into three separate services to accommodate 1,000 worshippers....

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...