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Volodymyr Zelensky waves to supporters at his campaign headquarters in Kiev, Ukraine, April 21, 2019. (Xinhua/Sergey/Getty)

No joke: Jewish comedian is president of Ukraine

KIEV— It’s official. Ukraine is the only country in the world besides Israel whose president and prime minister are both Jewish. Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky’s...

Amelie and Daniel Linsey (Jewish News)

Two Jewish teens among Sri Lanka victims

Two Jewish teenage siblings from London were among the  359 people murdered in terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, the British media reported. Amelie and Daniel Linsey, 15...

Amb. Kelly Craft with US Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford. (DoD Photo/US Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

Trump picks Kelly Craft for US ambassador to UN

With US President Donald Trump nominating Acting US Ambassador to the United Nations Jonathan Cohen to be US ambassador to Egypt, the nomination of Kelly Craft as US...

US Attorney General William Barr speaks about the release of the Mueller report, April 18, 2019. US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, r, and US Acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Ed O’Callaghan look on. (Win McNamee/Getty)

Six Jewish takeaways from the Mueller reports

By Josefin Dolsten and Laura E. Adkins NEW YORK — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report about Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election was...

A sign warns people of measles in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on April 10, 2019. (Spencer Platt/Getty)

Measles and Passover hotels: a challenge

NEW YORK — In January, before a measles outbreak spread in a few Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in New York, Channie Klor booked a Passover stay at a hotel in...

Franz Kafka (Wikimedia Commons)

Israel will get Kafka archives, court rules

ZURICH — A Swiss court ruled that the archive of the renowned Jewish writer Franz Kafka must be handed over to Israel, ending a decade-long dispute. The Zurich...

Clockwise from upper left: Jamie Giellis, Mayor Michael Hancock, Lisa Calderón and Penfield Tate III.

IJN Mayoral Forum April 30

Four candidates in the race to become Denver’s next mayor have confirmed their participation in the Intermountain Jewish News Mayoral Forum, Tuesday, April 30, 7...

Araceli Velasquez with her family

For Araceli Velasquez, sanctuary means safety, but not happiness

PASSOVER 5779 SECTION A PAGE 8 house in which Araceli Velasquez and her family reside is a house of prayer. The attractive structure in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood...

Results of an April 3, 2019 survey of 18 to 34-year-old Israelis. Laura E. Adkins/JTA

Why did Israel choose Bibi again?

PASSOVER 5779 SECTION A PAGE 13 JERUSALEM — Benjamin Netanyahu won the election. Benny Gantz, his rival, came close but lost. That much we know. But why did Israelis...

Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu at a victory speech, April 10, 2019. (Amir Levy/Getty)

Nine takeaways from Israel’s election

JERUSALEM — Israel’s election on Tuesday, April 9, was contentious, historic, crazy — and somewhat predictable. With most of the vote counted — some 300,000...