Batya Ungar-Sargon

Batya Ungar-Sargon is a freelance writer who lives in New York. Her Twitter feed is @bungarsargon.

Jewish Mayor Shot in Eastern Ukraine

Gennady Kernes shifted support from Russia to Kiev, but remained a target

Congressman Michael Grimm Charged With Fraud

Update: Israeli-born fundraiser linked congressman to charismatic rabbi Pinto

De Blasio Brings His Message to Crown Heights in Yiddish

Though few of the NYC neighborhood’s Jewish residents speak only Yiddish

American Journalist Held in Ukraine Freed

Vice reporter Simon Ostrovsky was taken by pro-Russian forces in Slovyansk

U.S. Journalist Being Held By Pro-Russian Forces in Ukraine

Vice reporter Simon Ostrovsky has dual American and Israeli citizenship

Egypt Thwarts Smuggling of Jewish Artifacts

Authorities discovered the trove, headed for Belgium, during a cargo search

Israel’s Shas Party Gets Controversial New Leader

Rabbi Shalom Cohen has likened Modern Orthodox Jews to Amalek

The Real Story Behind Those Fliers in Ukraine

Leaflets telling Jews to register with authorities not actually from ‘authorities’

Sometimes a Misogynist is Just a Misogynist

Don’t excuse Lars von Trier

Russia’s Chief Rabbi Criticizes Ukrainian Jews

Attacks Jewish leadership for condemning Putin’s actions in Crimea

The Man Behind the Music at WQXR

Graham Parker on soulful Jewish music and getting instruments into schools

Tracking the Jewish Charitable World’s Finances

A new investigative report follows the money—all $26 billion of it

Russia’s Chief Rabbi Cheers Crimea Annexation

Berel Lazar, who has close ties with Putin, seen in audience at Kremlin event

Bomb Wounds IDF Soldiers Near Syrian Border

Third incident in north of Israel in past two weeks

Ahead of Referendum, Nothing Is Normal In Crimea

Jewish residents think about fleeing—if they have anywhere to go

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