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In Muslim Kosovo, Lingering Jews Stake Claim To Country's Past — And Future

By Ron Kampeas

Kosovo’s centuries-old Jewish community is down to a few dozen souls. In a nation where the population is 90% Muslim, the Jews are proud their past — and wonder why Israel won’t recognize their state.Read More


‘Righteous’ Medal Returned, But Drama of Saved Family Continues

By Naomi Zeveloff

Protesting the Gaza war, Dutchman Henk Zanoli returned his Righteous Gentile medal to Israel, where the boy he saved still has family. How do they feel about Zanoli’s decision?Read More


Why Israel's Fight Against William Schabas May Be Off-Target

By Nathan Guttman

Personal attacks aimed at William Schabas, chair of the U.N. Gaza war crimes panel, are pouring in. But the real danger may lie not in his appointment but in the International Criminal Court.Read More


Leonard Fein Took Us Beyond False Dichotomies

By Steven M. Cohen

Leonard Fein’s most enduring legacy may be his rejection of dualism: the idea that Jews must choose between assertiveness and compassion, between tribalism and universalism.Read More


How Tariq Abu Khdeir Went From Teen Fisherman to Peace Activist

By Michael LaForgia

In a few short weeks, Tariq Abu Khdeir visited east Jerusalem, grappled with the murder of his cousin, got savagely beaten and became an international symbol.Read More


Like Life Insurance for an Ultra-Orthodox Community — But Not Quite

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

When parents of young children died in ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn, activists used to take up a collection. No more. Areivim USA offers a safety net for the community — just don’t call it insurance.Read More


For Jews Displaced By Fighting in Ukraine, Israel Is The Promised Land

By Cnaan Liphshiz

The Jewish Agency for Israel is expecting more than 3,000 Jewish arrivals from Ukraine this year — that’s a 33 percent increase from 2013.Read More


Bulletproof Hasidic Feminists Rock Out

By Rachel X. Landes

Lower East Side venue Arlene’s Grocery was packed last week for a special performance by Bulletproof Stockings, a Hasidic women’s rock band. No men were allowed.Read More


Operation Protective Edge Cuts Away at Bottom Line

By Daniella Cheslow

The Gaza war has chipped about half a percentage off the Israel’s GDP. From gourmet chefs to farmers and retailers, we look at the conflict’s impact on the economy.Read More


Leonard Fein, My King of the Jews

By Kathleen Peratis

Leonard Fein was an inspiration to generations of progressive Jews. Kathleen Peratis, who had dinner with him on the night he died, remembers her ‘king of the Jews.’Read More





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