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Victims in Germany Shooting Identified as Jana Lange, Kevin S.

By Laura E. Adkins / JTA Jana Lange was a dedicated fan of German pop music. Kevin S. was a construction worker and decorator who...
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Gunman Kills 2 in Attack Near German Synagogue, at Kebab Shop

By Ron Kampeas, Toby Axelrod / JTA Two people were killed by a gunman who opened fire near a synagogue during Yom Kippur services and...
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Inspiring Jews We Lost in 5779

By JTA staff The close of every year brings with it bittersweet reminders of the incredible figures we lost in the year that was. This year...
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Israeli Lacrosse Team Helps Kenyan Team With Gift

It’s unusual for a sports team to go out of its way to help give its opponents an advantage, but that was the case...
Rabbi Sholom Bluming next to supplies for hurricane relief

After Hurricane Dorian, Bahamas Chabad Helps With Relief Effort

As Hurricane Dorian was unleashing its unimaginable devastation on the Bahamas earlier this week, Rabbi Sholom and Sheera Bluming, co-directors of Chabad of the Bahamas, hunkered down in...
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Latin American Jewish Immigrants Look for Safety in US

Though the Jewish community has a long history of resettlement in the U.S., in 2019 most new immigrants in our country are not Jewish. And...
A wall lists the names of those who died in the AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Twenty-Five Years After Attack, Philadelphia Remembers AMIA Bombing

It’s a day that has remained with Pedro Feldman, even after all these years. On the morning of July 18, 1994, a car bomb went...
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News Briefs: German Town Buys Entire Beer Supply to ‘Dry the Nazis out’ and...

First Overall Pick in NHL Draft is Jewish The New Jersey Devils made Jack Hughes the first overall pick June 21 in the National Hockey...
Attendees at the 2019 ROI Summit in Jerusalem sit in a circle

Jerusalem Summit Brings International Young Jews to Mobilize for Positive Change

By Eliana Rudee A collection of 152 of the Jewish world’s leading, young innovators from 30 countries and six continents convened in Jerusalem to reflect,...
A group of people surrounds “The Grieving Mother” monument to Holocaust victims in Poltava, Ukraine

Ukrainian City Sells Jewish Mass Grave to Real Estate Developer

A mass grave of Jews murdered in the Holocaust has been sold by a Ukrainian city to a residential building developer who is planning...