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Telling Story of Holocaust's Horrors Through Ultra-Orthodox Eyes

By Paul Berger

The ultra-Orthodox inevitably view the Holocaust through a different lens than other Jews. A new Brooklyn museum aims to tell the story of its horrors from their perspective.Read More


26 Billion Bucks: Those Jewish Charity Parties? Pricey.

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Jewish charities spend almost $100 million a year on parties. Those lavish sushi spreads, open bars and celebrity guests all add up —  but are they worth it?Read More


Passover-Minded Synagogue Prepares To Sweep All Hametz From Its Inboxes

By Sigal Samuel

Congregant’s at Manhattan’s Romemu love its move to scrap email — or ‘life-hametz’ — for Passover. Will ‘de-emailing’ become a holiday trend?Read More


Kosher Soup Kitchen Struggles With Rising Ranks of Hungry as Passover Nears

By Rachael Levy

Kosher soup kitchen Masbia saw a 200% increase in demand for food in the months after food stamp cuts. Now, it’s racing to find funding for Passover.Read More


Tiny Greek Community of Ioannina Struggles To Keep Romaniote Traditions Alive

By Gavin Rabinowitz

When the Jews of Ioannina gathered in their whitewashed-stone synagogue over the weekend, it was to commemorate 70 years since the Nazis destroyed their community.Read More


Final Four Goes Jewish at Hillel March Madness

By Hillel Kutler

Dribbling blurs across four parallel basketball courts, the players who came for National Hillel Basketball Tournament filled a football field-size gymnasium in a marathon of games.Read More


Israeli Jews Who Aren't Jewish in Eyes of Rabbis Face Kafkaesque Conversion Plight

By Nathan Jeffay

Thousands of Jewish immigrants aren’t considered Jewish by the state of Israel. And now attempts to loosen up the conversion process appear doomed.Read More


Y.U. Students File Appeal in $680M Abuse Suit

By Paul Berger

Former students of Y.U.’s high school for boys who claim they were abused say a federal judge’s decision to toss out their $680 million lawsuit against the school was “spectacularly wrong.”Read More


Kosher Chili Cook-Off Builds Jewish Unity Deep in Heart of Texas

By Rob Kutner

Chili is a religion in Texas. So it’s only fitting that the annual kosher cook-off brings together Jews of all denominations and political stripes.Read More


Challenger Wins Bloomingburg Vote as Orthodox Newcomers Ruled Ineligible

By Michael Kaplan

Sullivan County’s Board of Elections has backed claims that more than 100 residents of the upstate New York village of Bloomingburg — including Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm and his family — were not legally eligible to vote in last month’s contentious local elections.Read More





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