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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...

Sebastián Piñera at Kotel

Chilean president’s visit to Israel sparks a bit of a diplomatic incident

By Aryeh Savir President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday, June 26, hosted Chilean President Sebastián Piñera at his official residence in Jerusalem, during which he...

Chernobyl exclusion zone Pripyat

In Israel, ‘Chernobyl’ victims still suffering

NEW YORK — The HBO historical drama “Chernobyl,” which dramatizes the events surrounding the 1986 nuclear explosion in the Ukrainian city, then part of the Soviet...

An empty Knesset, June 12, 2019. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Who’s running the show in Israel?

JERUSALEM — With Israel coming up on its second election in five months with no ruling coalition in power, some may be asking who is actually running the government....

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Mario Tama/Getty)

‘Concentration camps’ on US southern border — says Ocasio-Cortez

NEW YORK — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said  this week that detention centers holding undocumented immigrants on the southern border are “concentration camps.”...

Scripps Spelling Bee

Yiddish for the win

It’s Yiddish for the win at the Scripps National Spelling Bee! OK, not quite, but last week, when the first rounds of the finals kicked off, the word “Yiddishkeit”...

Jordan Valley Landmines

Neutralizing landmines in the Jordan Valley

By Yaakov Lappin JERUSALEM — The Jordan Valley region is usually quiet, but its calm was shattered in May by the sounds of hundreds of landmines going off. Planted...

Avigdor Liberman

What makes Liberman tick?

JERUSALEM — So just who is Avigdor Liberman, the man who single-handedly forced Israelis to go to the polls for an unprecedented second time in a year? Is he really...

The New York Times headquarters in Manhattan. (Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty)

NYT: No more political cartoons

NEW YORK — The New York Times announced that it will no longer publish daily political cartoons in its international edition, in the wake of backlash over a cartoon of...

Jeremy Corbyn (Dan Kitwood/Getty)

First person: Corbyn’s Labour is an existential threat to British Jewry

By Gideon Falter On a recent speaking tour in North America, I was asked repeatedly about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn. Corbyn’s Labour has...