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Touro Synagogue, nestled in historic Newport, Rhode Island. (John Nordell/ Christian Science Monitor/Getty)

Fight over Touro Synagogue heads to Supreme Court

BOSTON — The legal fight over ownership of the country’s oldest synagogue is headed to the US Supreme Court. The 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month...

The Royal Family mark the Queen's 90th birthday, 2016 in London. (Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty)

Prince William’s itinerary for Israel announced

JERUSALEM — Prince William will soon embark on a historic visit to Israel. During the trip, which also includes stops in Jordan and the West Bank, Britain’s Duke of...

Jack Muaawia

Israeli policies stall refugee status

By Tracy Frydberg JERUSALEM — Jack has one of those smiles that even the coldest of souls would feel obliged to mirror. Sunglasses propped on his head and with a...

Dafna Michael Jenet in the legislative chamber. (Aleksei Kolesnikov)

Michaelson Jenet reflects on the Jewish values she brings to Colorado Legislature

The first thing Dafna Michaelson Jenet reaches for in her office at the Colorado State Capitol is a Chumash that underpins the cohesiveness of her personal and...

The indoor playground in Sderot that also functions as a bomb shelter.

Sderot seeks another ‘resilience center’ to help children with PTSD

Imagine trying to build a thriving city in the midst of numerous rockets, kites that can burn down fields upon contact, and with the knowledge that the only thing...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with US President Donald Trump (Kevin Lim/Strait Times/Handout/Getty)

Trump-Kim summit: Meaning for Iran, Israel

WASHINGTON — Amos Yadlin likes talking about the Begin doctrine, which calls for removing existential threats to Israel before they are manifest — maybe because he...

Mordaunt Cohen

Jewish 101-year-old veteran honored by the queen

LONDON — A 101-year-old Jewish British veteran of WW II received an honor from the Queen for his services to education. Mordaunt Cohen received the MBE, or Member of...

A camp counselor training by IfNotNow in the Boston area, 2018.

Palestinian narrative comes to Jewish summer camps

NEW YORK — When Aviva Schwartz started praying publicly for Palestinians at her Jewish summer camp, she knew it would be controversial. Schwartz had grown up ensconced...

Jack Phillips (Joe Amon/The Denver Post/ Getty)

Who’s eating the cake?

NEW YORK — Seven Supreme Court justices sided with a Colorado baker in his legal fight with a homosexual couple, and seven major Jewish groups weighed in on the...

In May, 2016, Sid Shafner, in red shirt, met Holocaust survivor Marcel Levy.

Holocaust reunion led to arrest of murder suspect

The late Sid Shafner’s trip to Poland in 2016 not only brought some closure to the Dachau liberator and Denver resident, it led to the incredible and heartbreaking...