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Earthquake brings Antioch’s 2,500-year-old Jewish community to an end
David I. KleinFeb 16, 2023
Jews have been present in Antakya — known in antiquity as Antioch — for nearly 2,500 years, since its founding under the Seleucid Empire.
Odessa Jews facing a cold winter
JTAFeb 09, 2023
This winter, the city of Odessa, Ukraine, feels like the heart of darkness. The city is under constant bombardment by the Russian military, freezing nighttime...
Seven Israeli aid efforts for Turkey
JTAFeb 08, 2023
Seven separate Israeli entities are sending aid to Turkey and Syria in the wake of the earthquakes that have struck the area.
Alawite town, ‘forbidden city,’ attracts
Hillel Kuttler, JTAFeb 02, 2023
Ghajar (pronounced RA-zhar) for decades was unusually cut off from the rest of Israel. Residents could come and go, but outsiders could visit only through prior...