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Here’s why we report on the Jewish victims of general tragedies

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Here’s why we report on the Jewish victims of general tragedies

Yes, JTA can be parochial. But obligations to a wider world often begin within a narrow circle of caring.

Featured Stories

Teacher Scott Beigel did not want to be remembered as a hero

Sarah Silverman wades into Israel-Palestinian conflict, and tiptoes back out

Jewish brothers who survived the Florida school shooting learn what they mean to each other

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United States

Nikolas Cruz

Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz made anti-Semitic, racists comments in private chat group

Cruz said he was glad he never met his biological mother because she was a Jew.

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Life & Culture

Aly Raisman to BBYO: Be kind, speak out, stand up for survivors

"Being Jewish is all about being a good person," Aly Raisman told BBYO.

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From the JTA Archives

Swiss Government Rejects Refugee’s Restitution Claim

Transport of Jewish Children from Poland Leaves for Paris; Raised in Monasteries

Jewish Community Alarmed Accusations Spreading That Jews Plotting to Take over Argentina

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Israel & Middle East

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt cancels Israel trip over criticism of first-class travel

Confrontations with members of the public caused Pruitt to switch to flying first or business class whenever possible, at the recommendation of the head of his security.

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From 70 Faces Media

The myth of the nice Jewish boy

Naming My Jewish-Mexican-Catholic Daughter

A New Generation of Jewish Deli is Taking Over Chicago

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World

For some Balkan Muslims, a Jewish false messiah inspires interfaith understanding

Centuries after he died as a Muslim convert in Montenegro, Sabbatai Zevi remains part of the region's folklore, secretive customs and superstitions.

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