Articles written by Ben Hartman
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My two homes - Israel and the US - feel like they're in collapse. What do I do next?
(JTA) — Last month, I filled out a request for an absentee ballot for the U.S. presidential election. At the top of the form it had two relevant options — I am a U.S. citizen living outside the country, and I intend to return; and I am a U.S....
Here's why some of America's top cheese brands are now going kosher
It's early morning in the Sardinian countryside and a farmer is milking his sheep while an Orthodox Jewish kosher supervisor looks on. The supervisor, known as a mashgiach, is sleeping in the... Full story
This Chicago lawyer's life was saved by two Israeli Nobel Prize winners
When Jeffrey Kriezelman first started feeling the pain in his back, he shrugged it off as the vestige of an old baseball injury. A busy immigration lawyer whose Chicago firm helps immigrants and asylum seekers gain lawful status in the United... Full story