Articles written by David I. Klein

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There's no beer at the World Cup in Qatar, but there are kosher bagels

(JTA) - Qatar may have caused an uproar by banning alcohol at the World Cup soccer tournament in Doha this month, but for religious Jewish fans, some kosher offerings will be available, thanks to two...


On the Turkish-Syrian border, a city's last Jews watch the ending of an epoch

ANTAKYA, Turkey (JTA) - Jews have lived in the city of Antakya, known in ancient times as Antioch, for over 23 centuries. And the city wants visitors to know that. A symbol composed of a Star of...


26 Lev Tahor members arrested in Mexico

(JTA) — As the Jewish new year was coming to a close Tuesday afternoon, Mexican Authorities raided a compound on the outskirts of Tapachula, a city on Mexico’s pacific coast about six miles from the Guatemalan border.  There they arrested 26...

 By David I. Klein    News    April 8, 2022

War in Ukraine could put a crunch on 'shmura' matzah supplies

(JTA) — On Feb. 24, two shipping containers laden with 20,000 pounds of shmura matzah were slated to head out of port in Odessa, Ukraine, on their way to Orthodox Jews in the United States. Two...


Manhattan's only vineyard is run by this 89-year-old Iraqi Jew

NEW YORK (JTA)-Latif Jiji looks over this year's crop at Chateau Latif with an expression of satisfaction. If you've never heard of Chateau Latif, you're not alone. In fact, your favorite sommelier... Full story


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