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Rabbi's Sex Abuse Talk to 9-Year-Old Girls Sends Savannah Into Turmoil

By Paul Berger

A Savannah rabbi made a serious lapse in judgment when he darkened the lights in a classroom of 9-year-old children and proceeded to talk to them about child sexual abuse. Now, the community is divided.Read More


Thousands of Israelis Protest Gaza War in Rare Outpouring for Peace

By Zafrir Rinat

Some 7,000 Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv on Saturday night for what became the largest protest against the Israeli military operation in Gaza to date.Read More


Jews Leave Alaska for Sunny Israel — Rockets Be Damned

By Uriel Heilman

A trickle of Jews are leaving their homes in tranquil Alaska to make aliyah. Israel may be in a more dangerous neighborhood — but the weather’s a lot better.Read More


Israel's Mixed Couples Try To Maintain Family 'Bubble' During Wartime

By Nathan Jeffay

Mixed marriages between Jews and Arabs are rare in Israel. And during wartime, few want to talk openly about their relationships — much less their views about the Gaza conflict.Read More


German Paper Speaks Out Against Anti-Semitism

By Don Snyder

Bild, the largest circulation paper in Germany Friday called on Germans to raise their voices against anti-Semitism. A banner headline said: “Nie Wieder Juden-Hass (Never Again Jew Hatred).Read More


Shalom, Cooperstown! Jewish Mayor Welcomes World to Baseball Hall of Fame

By Hillel Kuttler

Cooperstown Mayor Jeff Katz and Jeff Idelson, director of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, work together to oversee induction weekend.Read More


Israeli Photo Activists Shoot Against the Grain — Win Both Respect and Hatred

By Yermi Brenner

Activestills, a group of activist Israeli photographers, documents political and social struggles. It’s not an easy role to play in an increasingly nationalistic country.Read More


Jews March in New York Rally Against Israel War in Gaza

By Hody Nemes

A vocal group of Jews joined hundreds in a rally against the war in Gaza in lower Manhattan. They denounced Israel’s occupation and the Jewish establishment they say supports it.Read More


Germany Warns Against Hate Speech After Imam Calls To 'Destroy the Zionist Jews'

By Don Snyder

Germany is vowing to clamp down on public anti-Semitic language, responding to recent demonstrations and speeches in which protesters called for death to Jews.Read More


El Al Fares Skyrocket 150% as Airlines Cancel Flights to Israel Over Gaza

By Rina Rozenberg

Within hours after most foreign airlines flying to Israel suspended flights, fares on El Al skyrocketed. Is it supply-and-demand — or wartime price gouging?Read More





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