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Ben Sales, JTA
Ben Sales, JTA

A demonstrator at a Boston rally supporting Asian-American students suing Harvard. (Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe/Getty)

Is Harvard capping Asian students as it once did Jews?

BOSTON — In 1922, Harvard University President Abbott Lawrence Lowell had a problem: His school had too many Jews. At least that’s what he thought. As the...

SAR Academy in the Bronx, NY. (Google Street View)

SAR Academy roiled by probe of prolonged abuse

NEW YORK — Officials at a New York Jewish day school knew of allegations against an administrator who abused at least a dozen of the school’s students, according to...

A housing development in the West Bank settlement of Efrat.

In West Bank settlements, price matters as much as location

OFRA, West Bank — Growing up in a Jerusalem apartment, Aaron Lipkin used to marvel at the two-story houses that he would see on weekend drives with his parents. It...

Hydrox celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2008. (Wikimedia Commons)

Oreo, Oreo on the wall: fairest of them all?

NEW YORK — You know what Oreos are. They’re two delicious chocolate cookies sandwiched around a creme filling. Oreos also come in Double Stuff, vanilla, birthday...

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...