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IJN wins four Rockower awards

The Intermountain Jewish News won four Simon Rockower Awards in Jewish Journalism, the annual contest of the American Jewish Press Assn. The awards were announced at...

Ruth Toltz

Ruth Toltz dies

Ruth Toltz, whose determination, intellect, grace and strong Jewish values helped ensure her beloved community’s future, passed away June 26, 2019, in Denver. Rabbi...

Ethiopians demonstrate in Kiryat Ata

Ethiopian’s death unleashes fury

JERUSALEM — Protests by the Ethiopian-Israeli community and their supporters entered a third day on July 3 in Israel in the wake of the killing of an Ethiopian-Israeli...

Fire destroys Mevo Modiin

Fire destroys Carlebach community

MEVO MODIIN, Israel — “It’s an apocalypse,” Zelda Burkey, 63, blurted out in a piercing voice as we walked through the charred remains of the once beautiful...

ICE Aurora

‘Moral Minyan’ protests at Aurora ICE detention facility

By Shana Goldberg and Sophie Pomeranz For a year, a group has gathered monthly outside the immigration detention facility in Aurora, just off Peoria and 30th. They...

In Switzerland, locals, haredi visitors, try to understand each other

AROSA, Switzerland — A calmer, safer and more beautiful place than this Alpine skiing town is difficult to imagine. In summer, cyclists abandon their unlocked mountain...

Brian Hook Iran

Trump’s Iran policy questioned; explained

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he is “very prepared” for Iran. “We’re looking at Iran,” he said June 18 when a reporter asked him what he had...

Jared Kushner Middle East Peace Summit Warsaw

Economic portion of Trump peace plan unveiled

WASHINGTON — Days ahead of a workshop where Jared Kushner will seek tens of billions of dollars for his Middle East peace plan, the White House unveiled an outline of...

Malmo Synagogue

The end of a Swedish Jewish community?

STOCKHOLM — The Jewish Community of Malmo, Sweden, may need to dissolve itself by 2029 unless its circumstances change. Community spokesman Fredrik Sieradski...

Marc Kaufman

New York’s chasidic community among groups grappling with possible fur ban

NEW YORK — It’s summer and Marc Kaufman has thousands of coats in the basement of his store in Midtown Manhattan. For a fee, the fifth-generation fur dealer cleans...