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Ben Sales, JTA
Ben Sales, JTA

A happy camper at the St. Louis day camp run by the JCRC.

Teens help refugee kids acclimate at Jewish summer camp

ST. LOUIS — When he signed up to be a counselor at a Jewish-run summer camp for refugee children, Isaac Eastlund expected to confront trauma. Instead, when he would...

Mark Zuckerberg (Justin Sullivan/Getty)

Zuckerberg says Facebook won’t delete Holocaust denial posts

SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg says he wants to give everyone in the world a voice. But what happens when some of those wishing a voice are Holocaust deniers? That...

Officers and a child near McAllen, Texas, 2018. (John Moore/Getty)

Jewish activists at the border

When Mary McCabe explains America’s immigration courts to children who have been separated from their parents, she tries to make it interactive. She draws a sketch of...

A camp counselor training by IfNotNow in the Boston area, 2018.

Palestinian narrative comes to Jewish summer camps

NEW YORK — When Aviva Schwartz started praying publicly for Palestinians at her Jewish summer camp, she knew it would be controversial. Schwartz had grown up ensconced...

Jack Phillips (Joe Amon/The Denver Post/ Getty)

Who’s eating the cake?

NEW YORK — Seven Supreme Court justices sided with a Colorado baker in his legal fight with a homosexual couple, and seven major Jewish groups weighed in on the...

Elad Horovitz

Using Israel’s tech boom to help veterans

TEL AVIV — When Elad Horovitz was shot in the head during Israel’s 2014 war in Gaza, his first concern was survival, not how to maintain peripheral vision while...

Beer Bazaar, a craft beer shop in Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda market.

Mahane Yehuda: Hip hangout by night

JERUSALEM — In another life, Kobi Frig would have been sitting behind vats of spices in Jerusalem’s bustling, labyrinthine Mahane Yehuda market, hawking paprika,...

David Ben Gurion reads Israel's Declaration of Independence May 14, 1948 in Tel Aviv. (Zoltan Kluger/GPO/Getty)

How 1948 changed American Jewry

JERUSALEM — One year after Israel’s establishment, in the dead of night, three students ascended a tower at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York and raised...

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala. (Ricky Carioti/Washington Post/ Getty)

Reckoning with the legacy of slavery

MONTGOMERY — When Bryan Stevenson set out to build a memorial to the thousands of black people lynched in the US, he thought about Germany and Poland. Those countries,...

(Ari Perilstein/Getty)

ADL: How it’s become a villain to the far left

NEW YORK — When Starbucks announced that it would close its US stores for one day to conduct anti-bias training for employees, seeking the expertise of the...