Dr. Al Gross is an orthopedic surgeon, a commercial fisherman, a Jewish Alaskan and an independent Senate candidate who will caucus with Democrats.
“Since there are no domesticated moose, securing a kosher roast would first require finding a rabbi prepared to tackle a 1200-pound wild animal.”
“How many Jews were put into the ovens because they were unarmed?” asked Rep. Don Young, a Republican from Alaska who is on the board of the NRA.
Since the November election, there’s been a lot of talk among journalists about the way our profession overlooked and misunderstood populist, pro-Trump America. It’s a challenge for us at the Forward, as well. That is why we are launching “Red State Jews.”
Touring the United States, Tuvia Tenenbom stops off in Alaska. He attends a climate change conference, listens to President Obama and has a chat with Anchorage’s Jewish mayor about the glacial pace of history.
‘Gonzo Judaism’ Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein opens up how a kayaking trip through the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge prepared him for his rabbinate — despite the sensory overload.
8 Facts About Jewish Alaska
In the remote villages of rural Alaska, Judge David Avraham Voluck navigates the world of Alaskan tribal law while trying to keep kosher in a land of whale, seal, shellfish and caribou.
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.
A confessed serial killer from Alaska who hid in plain sight and whose crimes went undetected for more than a decade, was ultimately caught after he gave in to his compulsions and struck close to home.