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Ben Sales, JTA
Ben Sales, JTA

Ceen Gabbai

Growing up Jewish in Iraq

NEW YORK — When Ceen Gabbai argued with her first-grade teacher about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, she didn’t realize how big of a risk she was taking. The year...

Rebuilding black-Jewish relations

NEW YORK— At the end of August, the New York Police Dept. hate crimes task force investigated an alleged anti-Semitic attack near Brower Park in the Crown Heights...

Why do all major Israeli political parties agree on the Jordan Valley annexation?

JERUSALEM — Benjamin Netanyahu just said that if he is re-elected next week, he’ll immediately annex a big part of the West Bank: the Jordan Valley. That’s kind of...

Repeated attacks on Brooklyn Jews

NEW YORK — As he talks about the recent string of attacks on Jews in Brooklyn, Yosef Rapaport points to a small scar above his right eye. It’s the remnant of an...

Who were Tlaib and Omar’s hosts going to be?

WASHINGTON — Explaining Israel’s decision not to allow Democratic congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to visit Israel and Palestinian areas of the West Bank...

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...