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Jewish Cemetery Bitola Macedonia

Only a few from Macedonia survived — then five met tragic fates

BITOLA, North Macedonia — In a country where Nazis killed 98% of its Jewish minority, the survival of five members from the Abravanel family was regarded as something...

Postcards show Jewish-owned department stores throughout the South.

Museum of Southern Jewish experience plans new home

NEW ORLEANS — A prosthetic leg that belonged to a Russian Jewish immigrant to Lake Providence, La. An eight-foot neon sign from a hotel that advertised itself as the...

Mother of murdered teen finds comfort in learning

By Beth Kissileff JERUSALEM — When her 16-year-old son Naftali went missing five years ago this month, along with two other Jewish teens who had last been seen near...

Deathbed confessions: ‘I’m Jewish, and so are you’

BRUSSELS — In a few months, Simone Azoubel will realize a lifelong dream and move to Israel with her husband. A 56-year-old Jewish woman from Recife in northern...

The Torah art in the Baku's newest synagogue

Letter from Azerbaijan: Jewish life in the Muslim country flourishes

BAKU — Meet the real Mountain Jews. No, they’re not from Leadville or Fairplay. In fact, they’re not even from Colorado. The real Mountain Jews hail from a remote...

Freight car Auschwitz exhibi

In New York, ‘Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away.’

By Shiryn Ghermezian NEW YORK — A new exhibit at New York City’s Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is filled with chilling artifacts...

Shauvuot celebrations at Kibbutz Emek Yizrael

Celebrating Shavuot with kids

It’s one of the most dramatic scenes in the Torah, as amazing as the splitting of the sea. Imagine the Master of the Universe coming down to Earth in an astounding...

Rabbi (Maj.) Michael Bram, Air Force Academy chaplain. (Anchorage Daily News)

Air Force Academy rabbi is chaplain to all

of the 400-some chaplains currently serving in the US Air Force, only six are Jewish. One of those precious few is Colorado’s own Rabbi (Major) Michael Bram, one of...

Baku's Flame Towers seen from its Old City (Ron Li-Paz)

At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Azerbaijan pursues a policy of multiculturalism

BAKU — What would you do if you were surrounded by Russia, Iran and Turkey? It’s a precipitous geopolitical position, especially for a country only about three...

Isaac Herzog participates in a Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebration for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. (Nachshon Philipson)

‘SignTalkers’ is online network geared to the deaf and signing

JERUSALEM — SignTalk Foundation, a US-based nonprofit that advances public awareness of the signing community, celebrated the international launching of its online...