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Marty Rosenbluth

The only immigration lawyer in town

DURHAM, NC — Most of the year, Marty Rosenbluth lives alone in a small house in Lumpkin, a Georgia town with 2,000 residents and one restaurant. It’s 500 miles away...

The Sackler Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Spencer Platt/Getty)

Who are the Sacklers, the family at the heart of the opioid crisis?

NEW YORK — In the 1930s, Mortimer and Raymond Sackler both traveled to Scotland for medical school because, they said, American universities wouldn’t admit them as...

Al Sharpton speaking on April 29, 2019. (Spencer Platt/Getty)

Al Sharpton says he regrets his ‘cheap’ rhetoric

WASHINGTON — Al Sharpton appealed to Reform Jews for a united front in facing down anti-Semitism, racism and other forms of bias and acknowledged his role in stoking...

Herman Wouk (Alex Gotfryd/Corbis via Getty)

Herman Wouk and the mainstream

By Rachel Gordon BOSTON — Herman Wouk, the bestselling Orthodox Jewish author whose literary career spanned nearly seven decades and who helped usher Judaism into the...

Rabbi Abba Cohen, far left, with Karen Pence and Vice President Mike Pence at a National Day of Prayer service in the White House Rose Garden, May 2, 2019. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Trump’s religious freedom changes hearten some Jews, rattle others

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s definition of religious freedom is being welcomed by many Orthodox leaders and rattling more liberal Jewish leaders, although...

Lori Gilbert-Kaye

An angel from Poway

POWAY, Calif. — Lori Gilbert-Kaye, who was killed in the attack at a Chabad synagogue near San Diego, is credited with jumping in front of the synagogue’s rabbi to...

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...

Birthright participants at the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve (Melanie Fidler/Flash90

It’s not ‘Jewish continuity’ anymore

NEW YORK — The first time Ross Beroff met Michael Steinhardt, the megadonor offered him and a young woman $100 to go into a corner and talk alone for 15 minutes. If...