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People enter the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh to attend a memorial service for victims of the Oct. 27 mass shooting at a city synagogue. (Ron Kampeas)

In Pittsburgh, thousands gather to mourn victims

By Jessica Resnick-Ault and Chriss Swaney, The Forward Some 2,500 people gathered on Sunday at a memorial service for the 11 Jewish worshipers slain in their Pittsburgh...

Community vigils for Pittsburgh victims

JEWISHcolorado held a community solidarity vigil Sunday, Oct. 28, 5 p.m., at Temple Emanuel, in response to the mass killing at the Pittsburgh, Pa. synagogue, Tree of...

Clockwise from left: Leslie Cockburn; Ted Cruz; Andrew Gillum; Steve King (Getty Images)

Election ’18: Each side looks for vulnerabilities

WASHINGTON — When Ron DeSantis, the Republican congressman running for governor of Florida, was asked in a debate to defend his record on race, he pivoted to his...

A demonstrator at a Boston rally supporting Asian-American students suing Harvard. (Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe/Getty)

Is Harvard capping Asian students as it once did Jews?

BOSTON — In 1922, Harvard University President Abbott Lawrence Lowell had a problem: His school had too many Jews. At least that’s what he thought. As the...

SAR Academy in the Bronx, NY. (Google Street View)

SAR Academy roiled by probe of prolonged abuse

NEW YORK — Officials at a New York Jewish day school knew of allegations against an administrator who abused at least a dozen of the school’s students, according to...

Jared Kushner, l, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post /Getty; Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty)

Saudi-Kushner tie

WASHINGTON — In March, Saudi Arabia was on the brink of a new age of modernity. At the epicenter of the transformation were Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Jared...

A collage of Jewish candidates running for US Senate. (Lior Zaltzman/Getty Images)

Meet the Jewish Senate candidates

WASHINGTON — There are 56 candidates for Congress who identify as Jewish. Among them are 41 Democrats: five are running for the Senate — three incumbents and two...

A Torah scroll that fleeing Jews hid 75 years ago at a church Is returned to the Great Synagogue of Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct. 11.

Denmark commemorates 75th anniversary of remarkable rescue

COPENHAGEN — Danish Jews celebrated their community’s rescue 75 years ago in a ceremony Oct. 11 at the country’s main synagogue, the packed sanctuary filled with...

One of the building hit by rockets in Beersheba on Oct. 17, 2018. (Ran Dahan/TPS)

Beersheba struck; IDF strikes back

BEERSHEBA — The IDF scrambled its fighter jets early on Wednesday morning, Oct. 17, and hit 20 targets across Gaza following an overnight rocket attack. Sirens...

Paul Romer

Denver native wins Nobel

NEW YORK (JTA) — William Nordhaus, a Yale University professor with Jewish roots, will share the 2018 Nobel Prize for Economics with Paul Romer, a Denver native, who...