Doomed N.Y. Firefighter Saved 7-Year-Old Hasidic Boy's Life After Garage Mishap

By Hody Nemes

A New York City firefighter killed in a weekend blaze earned accolades in the Satmar Hasidic community for saving a 7-year-old boy’s life a month earlier.Read More

Florida Cousin Beaten by Israelis Was Hoping for 'Joyous' Vacation in Jerusalem

By Letitia Stein

Family and friends of a Florida teenager who says he was beaten by Israeli police while in detention describe him as a typical U.S. high school student.Read More

When Hitler Honored Jewish Soldiers

By Ofer Aderet

After the Nazis rise to power in Germany, they still honored Jewish soldiers who served in World War I. One veteran received a badge of honor from the Third Reich consulate in Palestine.Read More

Survivors Bereft as Israel Abruptly Shuts Holocaust Property Restitution Plan

By Nathan Guttman

Project HEART, a Holocaust restitution program set up to help survivors regain Nazi-seized property, has been abruptly shut. Who will help them now?Read More

Families of Slain Israeli and Palestinian Teens Turn to Each Other for Comfort

By Sigal Samuel

The families of murdered Israeli teen Naftali Fraenkel and murdered Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir are drawing comfort from an unexpected source: each other.Read More

Beaten Florida Cousin Called 'Fun-Loving' All-American Teen

By Dave Goldiner

The Arab-American teen beaten by Israeli troops is a fun-loving kid from Florida. Relatives say he earned the vacation to the Holy Land by scoring straight A’s in tenth grade.Read More

Presidents Conference Takes Tentative Steps to More Democratic Structure

By Nathan Guttman

After a divisive refusal to admit the dovish J Street, the Presidents Conference is taking tentatives steps toward reform. Will it be enough to satisfy critics?Read More

Reb Zalman Married Counter Culture to Hasidic Judaism

By Shaul Magid

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, one of the important Jewish innovators in postwar America, inspiration to a generation and ecumenical spiritualist, has died at 89.Read More

Reb Zalman, the Prophet of Both-And

By Jay Michaelson

Reb Zalman’s remarkable life included his turn to Hasidism and five decades of innovation in the Jewish Renewal movement. His memory is already a blessing, writes Jay Michaelson.Read More

Elite Israel Army Unit Puts on $438K Show for New York Donor's Bar Mitzvah Boy Son

By Gili Cohen and Shuki Sadeh

Members of the Israel Defense Forces’ elite counterterrorism units performed drills at a party for a wealthy New York donor whose son is celebrating his bar mitzvah.Read More

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