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Ben Sales, JTA
Ben Sales, JTA

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...

MaNishtana is a black Jewish writer.

What Obama meant to black Jews

NEW YORK — On Election Day 2008, Marcella White Campbell remembers her four-year-old son playing in front of the TV, repeating the name of the man who would soon...

Yair Shahak, left, and Yaelle Frohlich (David Khabinsky/YU)

Husband vs. wife in International Bible Contest

NEW YORK — Some couples argue over movies, others disagree about how to squeeze the toothpaste. But one of the earliest debates Yaelle Frohlich and Yair Shahak had was...

Jonathan Greenblatt of the ADL, left, and the ZOA's Morton Klein

In Trump era, not all Jews agree on anti-Semitism vary

NEW YORK — Thirty years ago, it would have been safe to say the American Jewish community agreed on the need to fight for Israel and against anti-Semitism. It may...

Students and their campus rabbis at the Chabad on Campus International Shabbaton in the Crown Heights, 2014. (Bentzi Sasson)

Chabad now present on 200 campuses

NEW YORK — Fifteen years ago, most Jewish college students had one game in town: their local Hillel, which offered a pluralistic, broad approach to Jewish programming....