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Ashkenazi Jews Descend From 350 People, Scientists Say

By Ruth Schuster

There are more than 10 million Ashkenazis around the world. But new findings show that today’s community is only 600 to 800 years old — and descended from 350 people.Read More


After Gaza War, Israel Seeks To Isolate Qatar — But U.S. Resists

By Nathan Guttman

After the Gaza war, Israel is working overtime to convince the West that Hamas-friendly Qatar should not be seen as a legitimate ally. But Washington isn’t getting the memo.Read More


Does Carrying a Gun to Synagogue Make It Safer or More Dangerous?

By Paul Berger

Most synagogues hire extra security for the High Holidays. But some congregants are taking their safety into their own hands — by bringing concealed guns to services.Read More


My Opa's Story of World War One's Other Fight

By Allan M. Jalon

A hundred years on, it’s still all quiet about the Eastern Front. Allan Jalon’s family diary sheds human light on the Russian-Austrian war.Read More


Rochester Mourns Jewish Couple Killed in Plane Crash Off Jamaica

By Gabe Friedman

Rochester couple Larry and Jane Glazer were killed in a plane crash near Jamaica on Friday. Now, the Jewish community mourns two of its ‘outstanding’ members.Read More


How Jewish Reporters in Muslim Countries Conceal Their Identity

By Ron Kampeas

Steven Sotloff’s tragic death earlier this week has raised an old question: should Jewish journalists in Muslim countries hide their identities?Read More


Steven Sotloff's Family and Friends Mourn a 'Modern Jewish Indiana Jones'

By Nathan Guttman

The past few weeks were the hardest for Steven Sotloff’s family and friends, as they lobbied to free the journalist, while keeping his Jewish identity under wraps.Read More


Israel Is Again Demolishing Homes of Palestinian Terror Suspects

By Naomi Zeveloff

It’s a controversial tactic that Israel once disavowed. But punitive home demolitions against Palestinians are back now —  even though they may actually boost anti-Israel sentiment.Read More


Birthright Now Offers Free Trips to Israel — For Israeli Americans

By Nathan Guttman

Why does Birthright — which began 15 years ago as a way to introduce Israel to American Jews — now feel it must offer free Hebrew-language trips to Israeli Americans?Read More


Sprawling Abu Khdeir Family Spreads Deep Roots in Jerusalem — and U.S.

By Naomi Zeveloff

The Abu Khdeirs have deep roots in East Jerusalem, but it’s the Palestinian family’s American ties that have the Department of State worrying they may be ‘singled out’ for arrest by Israel.Read More


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