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  • After Brooklyn blaze kills 7 kids, grief spans an ocean

    March 25, 2015 | 11:03 am

    Even in a city accustomed to deadly fires, this one stood out for the sheer scale of the tragedy: seven children, ranging in age from 5 to 16, killed in the middle of the night after awakening from their Sabbath slumber to smoke and flames.

    It was New York’s deadliest blaze since...

  • Where’s the beef satay? For 700 miles, only at Denver’s East Side Kosher Deli

    March 13, 2015 | 10:30 am

    Dena Ivgi lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, but she does her kosher food shopping 500 miles away, at the East Side Kosher Deli in Denver, Colorado.

    That’s because the deli — a Denver institution that’s part restaurant, grocer, butcher, bakery and deli counter — is the closest...

  • After intrigue, theft and deterioration, Holocaust collection secure at CU Boulder

    March 9, 2015 | 10:03 am

    The yellowing document is crumbling and fading, but the smooth signature on its cover is as legible as it is chilling: Rudolf Hess, the Nazi who served as a Hitler deputy from 1933 to 1941.

    The signature, which adorns a 70-year-old leniency plea for top Nazi Hermann Goering...

  • No surprises in Putin victory, but question for Russian Jews is what comes next

    March 5, 2012 | 4:56 pm

    With Vladimir Putin’s re-election as president of Russia pretty much a foregone conclusion, the question facing Russia was never what would result from last weekend’s election but what would happen after the vote.

    Thousands of protesters turned out Monday in a Moscow saturated...

  • Heilman’s Week in Review: Weiner, Burning man, Syria revelations

    June 17, 2011 | 3:26 pm

    Why Weiner was different: In his story this week on the resignation of the congressman from New York, JTA’s Ron Kampeas asked top Democratic leaders what made Anthony Weiner’s transgressions more resignation-worthy than those of Bill Clinton or Sen. David Vitter, the Virgina...

  • Jews recall Musharraf ties and wonder what comes next

    August 21, 2008 | 12:35 am

    With control of the world's only nuclear-armed Muslim state up in the air, many Jewish and Israeli observers are watching the political turmoil in Pakistan with unease.

    Pervez Musharraf, who resigned as Pakistan's president on Monday, might not have been a great friend of the Jewish...

  • Golan’s Druse live with hope and anxiety

    By Uriel Heilman

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Under a darkening sky in the northernmost corner of the Golan Heights, a small crowd gathers at the town square in this Druse village late in the afternoon and unfurls a few Syrian flags.
  • Post-war belt-tightening: Israel could cut Falash Mura dreams in half

    By Uriel Heilman

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Israel's Finance Ministry is proposing substantial cuts to Ethiopian immigration next year as part of widespread belt-tightening following Israel's war in Lebanon.
    The plan, announced on Sept. 5 as part of Israel's proposed budget for 2007, would halve the number of Ethiopian...
  • Israelis Sue Over Sept. 11 Arrests

    By Uriel Heilman

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Paul Kurzberg, an Israeli from Pardess Hanna, was in the office of his New Jersey moving company on Sept. 11, 2001, when the first plane hit the World Trade Center.

    Like many Israeli movers in the New York area, Kurzberg, who was in his late 20s, was not legally authorized to work...

  • French Jews Brace for More Violence

    By Uriel Heilman

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    One recent Friday night in a Paris suburb, Gerard Benichou was walking home from synagogue services when an Arab assailant, yelling "dirty Jew," jumped him from behind and began pounding his face.

    His nose was broken, and he was taken to the hospital. That night, Benichou went to...