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Ben Sales, JTA
Ben Sales, JTA

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...

Cielo Mall El Paso

Does ‘domestic terrorism’ have teeth?

EL PASO — Before he killed at least 22 people at a Walmart on the southern border, the gunman in El Paso posted a white supremacist manifesto on the fringe social...

Suspect still at large in Miami shooting

MIAMI — When Rabbi Mark Rosenberg’s family played back the footage on their home’s security cameras in North Miami Beach, they could hear the rat-tat-tat of...

Marty Rosenbluth

The only immigration lawyer in town

DURHAM, NC — Most of the year, Marty Rosenbluth lives alone in a small house in Lumpkin, a Georgia town with 2,000 residents and one restaurant. It’s 500 miles away...

The Sackler Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Spencer Platt/Getty)

Who are the Sacklers, the family at the heart of the opioid crisis?

NEW YORK — In the 1930s, Mortimer and Raymond Sackler both traveled to Scotland for medical school because, they said, American universities wouldn’t admit them as...

Students argue with police in Caracas, Venezuela on May 2, 2019. (Edilzon Gamez/Getty)

How Venezuelan Jews are hanging on amid the crisis

CARACAS — The political and economic crisis in Venezuela has further depleted Venezuela’s Jewish community. From a height of 25,000 members in the 1990s, it’s down...

Advocates for traditional burial say it assists ecology

LAKE WORTH, Fla. — When Rabbi Jay Lyons prepares a dead body for burial, it feels like he’s in synagogue on the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. Lyons, along with...

A sign warns people of measles in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on April 10, 2019. (Spencer Platt/Getty)

Measles and Passover hotels: a challenge

NEW YORK — In January, before a measles outbreak spread in a few Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in New York, Channie Klor booked a Passover stay at a hotel in...

West Bank map (Wikimedia)

Netanyahu: ‘We’ll annex settlements’ — what it means

JERUSALEM — Just days before Israel was to hold national elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to annex parts of the West Bank as Israeli territory....

Birthright participants at the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve (Melanie Fidler/Flash90

It’s not ‘Jewish continuity’ anymore

NEW YORK — The first time Ross Beroff met Michael Steinhardt, the megadonor offered him and a young woman $100 to go into a corner and talk alone for 15 minutes. If...