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Utah student dresses as Nazi for Halloween parade

A Utah elementary school principal and teacher were reinstated to their jobs last week after being placed on administrative leave for allowing a student to wear a Nazi...

Who was Islamic Jihad chief Bahaa Abu al-Ata?

By Baruch Yedid Bahaa Abu al-Ata, known as Abu Salim, was a member of the Islamic Jihad Military Council and the military commander of the Sarayat al Quds Brigades, the...

The soldier who led Yom Kippur services in Saddam’s palace

ATLANTA — Near the start of the Iraq War in 2003, David Goldstrom found himself leading a Yom Kippur service for about 50 soldiers in one of Saddam Hussein’s former...

Fall of Wall revived Judaism in Central, Eastern Europe

By Liam Hoare “Neither ox nor donkey can block the path to socialism,” the East German leader Erich Honecker boldly declared on Aug. 14, 1989. Less than three months...

Never too late: Holocaust survivor celebrates Bar Mitzvah at 91

By Marcus M. Gilban RIO DE JANEIRO — At 91, Holocaust survivor Andor Stern no longer fears the Nazis who imprisoned him in Auschwitz. Living in his native Sao Paulo,...

For Ukraine’s Jews, Jewish president is source of pride, fear

ODESSA — Arkady Kesselman, a 20-year-old Jewish student, was set on leaving his native Ukraine for the West last winter. In a war-torn nation losing about 1.2 million...

Dr. Tawfik Hamid: Reformist Muslim, friend of Israel

What am I doing here? Studying with a Talmudic commentator on the Koran? With a Muslim who bumped into a rabbi in an airport and was taken with midrash? Who is this man:...

Israel…it’s complicated

I recently returned from a fantastic trip to Israel — an interfaith delegation sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. Our group consisted of 28...

Should we condemn bin Laden’s assassination?

The sirens in southern Israel are wailing again. Families are running for their lives in their narrow multi-second window of time to bomb shelters yet again. In reaction...

Denver book treasure

I can’t believe it. There is a children’s book series set in Denver, Colorado, but until a couple of weeks ago I’d never heard of it. Not only am I a huge fan of...