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    Top-ranked Israeli tennis player Dudi Sela leaves match early for Yom Kippur
    Sep29

    Top-ranked Israeli tennis player Dudi Sela leaves match early for Yom Kippur

    Dudi Sela celebrating after winning a match at the Shenzhen Open tennis tournament in China, Sept. 28, 2017. (STR/AFP/Getty Images) (JTA) — The World Series is weeks away, but an Israeli tennis pro has conjured memories of Sandy Koufax. Dudi Sela, his nation’s top-ranked male player, quit his quarterfinals match Friday in the third set of a...

    SS death squad soldiers, tracked down by Nazi hunter, face national TV audience
    Sep29

    SS death squad soldiers, tracked down by Nazi hunter, face national TV audience

    Einsatzgruppen members killing Jews in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo12/UIG via Getty Images) BERLIN (JTA) — A German television channel broadcast interviews with two alleged members of World War II Nazi death squads located with help from a Nazi hunter based in Israel. Efraim Zuroff of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem went public with the names...

    German TV to air interviews with SS death squad soldiers tracked down by Nazi hunter
    Sep29

    German TV to air interviews with SS death squad soldiers tracked down by Nazi hunter

    Einsatzgruppen members killing Jews in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo12/UIG via Getty Images) BERLIN (JTA) — A German television channel is broadcasting interviews with two alleged members of World War II Nazi death squads located with help from an Israeli hunter of Nazis. Efraim Zuroff, Jerusalem-based Nazi hunter for the Simon Wiesenthal Center, went...

    Israel-Russia trade leaps by 25%
    Sep29

    Israel-Russia trade leaps by 25%

    (JTA) — Amid tightening of economic cooperation between Russia and Israel, their trade has grown in 2017 by 25 percent, officials from both countries revealed. The increase in the first six months of 2017 was over approximately $380 million in trade exchanged hands between Russia and Israel in the corresponding period the previous year. Zeev...

    In Belarus, some Jews don’t mind a dictator
    Sep20

    In Belarus, some Jews don’t mind a dictator

    A residential building in Minsk, Belarus, July 2017. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) MINSK, Belarus (JTA) — At the age of 36, Yishai Malkin and his family are leading what millions of people in the former Soviet Union would consider a charmed life. A web designer, Malkin and his wife, an event manager, earn a combined monthly salary of $2,000....

    Kiev’s new JCC celebrates marriage of elderly couple who met there
    Sep16

    Kiev’s new JCC celebrates marriage of elderly couple who met there

    Maya Serebryanaya and Valeriy Utvenko dancing at the Halom JCC in Kiev, August 2017. (Courtesy of Halom) KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — Less than a year after it opened, this city’s American-style Jewish community center celebrated the first wedding by a couple who met here: a 68-year-old woman and a 72-year-old man who fell in love during dancing...

    A Hasidic dynasty began in this Romanian town. Now the Jewish community is barely surviving.
    Sep15

    A Hasidic dynasty began in this Romanian town. Now the Jewish community is barely surviving.

    Women lighting a candle in memory of Elie Wiesel at the synagogue of Ordea in northern Romania, Sept. 8, 2017. (Lulian Cazacu/Moshe Milner) SATU MARE, Romania (JTA) — The small congregation in this northern city consists of only 110 members. Yet the Satu Mare Jewish community owns an impressive 129 cemeteries and four synagogues. Among the...

    In the Ukrainian city of Uman, businesses and mobsters follow the Jewish pilgrims
    Sep15

    In the Ukrainian city of Uman, businesses and mobsters follow the Jewish pilgrims

    An Israeli visitor to Uman examining a Ukrainian luxury limousine parked on the city’s heavily Jewish Pushkin Street, Sept. 8, 2017. (Cnaan Liphshiz) UMAN, Ukraine (JTA) — By selling coffee to Jewish tourists, 18-year-old Yuri Breskov can earn in a week more than his teachers from high school make annually in this provincial city. His...

    Israeli blogger jailed in Azerbaijan pardoned by president
    Sep11

    Israeli blogger jailed in Azerbaijan pardoned by president

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The president of Azerbaijan has pardoned an Israeli blogger who was sentenced to three years in prison in Azerbaijan for illegally entering Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed the pardon on Monday for Alexander Lapshin and it went into effect immediately, Haaretz reported. In July, Lapshin, 40, who also...

    Poland’s Jewish revival is marred by community infighting
    Sep06

    Poland’s Jewish revival is marred by community infighting

    The 27th Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, Poland, held in July 2017, is a sign of renewed interest in Jewish life 70 years after the Holocaust. (Courtesy of Krakow Jewish Culture Festival) (JTA) — For close to 30 years, leaders of Polish Jewry have been celebrating what they call the revival of their once-great community from near annihilation...

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