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Did an Israeli Researcher Spy On a CalTech Lab?

By Nathan Guttman

Did an Israeli researcher at the California Institute of Technology try to steal aerospace secrets for the Jewish state — or is he a victim of a disgruntled professor?Read More


98-Year-Old Red Scare 'Spy' Loses Bid To Clear Name

By Nate Raymond

A 98-year-old retired New Jersey math teacher implicated in a Cold War atomic espionage case lost her bid on Thursday to throw out her conviction, which she called a McCarthy-era injustice.Read More


Arson Attack Shatters Idealism at Jerusalem Mixed School

By Noah Browning and Maayan Lubell

The Hand in Hand school in Jerusalem presents an almost too-perfect scene in a tense and divided city, where Jews and Arabs do daily business but rarely befriend one other.Read More


Hasidic Enclave Keeps Its Secrets Amid Elusive Rebbe's Tight Control

By Frimet Goldberger

Grand Rabbi David Twersky enjoys near-divine status among his devotees. But some report being rebuffed when seeking help in sex abuse cases.Read More


American Groups Line Up Against Israel 'Jewish State' Bill

By Ron Kampeas

It’s not unusual to hear U.S. Jewish groups speaking out against laws that discriminate. What’s unusual is that the target this time is the Israeli government and the proposed law emphasizes Jewish rights.Read More


Jerusalem Orthodox Seminaries Refund Girls' Tuition Over Sex Abuse Scandal

By Alona Ferber

Following accusations of sex assault and fraud, four religious seminaries in Jerusalem have agreed to refund tuition to 13 American families.Read More


Refusenik Returns To Plead With Jews to Emigrate

By Cnaan Liphshiz

Yosef Mendelevitch received a hero’s welcome last week from local Jews who flocked to hear him recall the hijacking attempt that many regard as the opening shot in the massive international campaign to free Jews trapped behind the Iron Curtain.Read More


Israel Marks First-Ever National Day Remembering Jewish Exodus from Arab Lands

By Ofer Aderet

Around the time of Israel’s founding, 850,000 Jews were expelled, fled or left their homes in Arab lands. On Sunday, they got a belated recognition of their collective trauma.Read More


Chasing Ghosts, Reviving Spirits: The Fall and Rise of Poland's Jews

By Jane Eisner

On a recent reporting trip, Jane Eisner discovered a movement to resurrect life in the home of the death camps. Is it time to upend our decades-long narrative about Poland?Read More


Jewish and Palestinian Children Learn Together at Jerusalem 'Greenhouse' of Coexistence

By Ben Sales

Rawan Masalha and Inbar Shaked-Vardi were in their ninth-grade geography class earlier this year when a fight began over the name of their textbook, “Israel: Its People and Area.”Read More


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