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Ben Sales, JTA
Ben Sales, JTA

Overnight camp decides to open — calls flood in

NEW YORK — Last week, as he prepared to open Camp Modin and administer coronavirus tests to its hundreds of campers and staff, Howard Salzberg was still fielding 50...

St. Louis statue of Louis IX under attack

ST. LOUIS — On top of a hill in front of an art museum in the biggest park in St. Louis stands a statue of an anti-Semite. The monument to the city’s namesake, the...

Calls to defund the police put Jewish institutions in a tough position

The protest movement against the police has put synagogues and other Jewish institutions in a challenging position: They are inclined to stand with the protest movement,...

Who and what are the Boogaloos?

NEW YORK — There are men showing up to the George Floyd protests in body armor and Hawaiian shirts and they want to start a civil war. They call themselves the...

Can a computer screen replace a campfire?

NEW YORK — Ask Jewish summer camp directors about the hardest part of designing a virtual camp experience for the COVID-19 era and they’ll laugh. Then they’ll say...

ADL: Anti-Semitic incidents rose in 2019

NEW YORK — Last year saw the most anti-Semitic incidents in the US since at least 1979, according to the ADL. The 2,107 incidents recorded in 2019 reflect a 12%...

Summer camps closed, suspended

NEW YORK — Nearly all Reform Jewish summer camps, and at least one Conservative camp, will remain closed for the 2020 summer due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic....

Israel’s new goverment; complicated power sharing

JERUSALEM — Israel finally has a government. On April 20, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and chief rival Benny Gantz signed an agreement to form a coalition...

Three weeks after Purim, coronavirus is hitting Jewish communities hard

NEW YORK — The day before the chasidic folk band Zusha performed before a crowd of 300 in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights on the evening of March 9, the...

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...