Ron Kampeas, The Times of Israel

Ron Kampeas

The Times of Israel

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Past articles by Ron:

As Europe celebrates its past, a US Holocaust envoy reminds them of its darker side

Ellen Germain is keeping tabs as certain countries quietly attempt to revise their histories, working to ensure that a fair and nuanced vision of the past is maintained → Read More

Orthodox Union will meet with Israel's far-right finance minister, while Conservative and Reform movements join call to snub him

More than 70 Jewish groups, roughly half of them synagogues, have joined in the call to boycott Bezalel Smotrich. → Read More

Four US states have a presidential primary falling on the first day of Passover

Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Rhode Island to hold vote on April 23, 2024, when many observant Jews don't write, drive or use electricity, making voting impossible → Read More

Top Democrats urge Biden to ‘use all diplomatic tools available’ to stop overhaul

Letter making rounds on the Hill also opposes West Bank annexation by Israel and supports creation of Palestinian state; 2 centrist, Jewish Democrats come out against initiative → Read More

4 states have a presidential primary falling on the first day of Passover

Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Rhode Island are set to pick candidates on April 23, when observant Jews would be unable to vote. → Read More

ADL, AJC join in US Supreme Court case on workplace religious protections

Orthodox Jewish groups are already supporting the case of an evangelical postal worker who wants Sundays off, saying workplaces that don't respect religious freedom affect Jews → Read More

As US Jewish groups condemn Huwara settler rampage, many avoid mentioning Netanyahu

Some mainstream organizations express outrage over deadly riot against Palestinians, refrain from direct criticism of government; Orthodox Union urges 'clear and strong leadership' → Read More

American citizen killed in latest West Bank shooting amid escalating violence

The victim was identified as Elan Ganeles, a former Israeli solider who grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut. → Read More

Criticism of prominent rabbi possibly scrubbed from internet due to fraud – report

Investigation finds someone linked to International Fellowship of Christians and Jews may have paid to have posts panning salaries of Yehiel Eckstein and his daughter Yael removed → Read More

Criticism of prominent rabbi's salary may have been erased from the internet due to fraud, investigation claims

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews said in a statement that if Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein paid a company to eliminate criticism of his salary, "it was a personal decision made completely independent of The Fellowship." → Read More

Vandals target New Hampshire synagogue and other minority-affiliated buildings

LGBTQ- and Black-owned businesses among those targeted in at least 14 acts of neo-Nazi vandalism in state → Read More

Painting of Jesus at Merchant Marine Academy moved to chapel amid Jewish complaints

Republicans decry 'woke' decision that ends longstanding dispute between conservatives and religious freedom advocates → Read More

Israeli troops kill at least 10 Palestinians in Nablus shootout

Israeli troops raided the northern West Bank city to capture or kill two members of a terror group called Lion's Den → Read More

US Congressman George Santos says false Jewish identity claim was 'party favor joke’

New York Republican who asserted he was Jewish despite being raised in Catholic home says he was joking and meant 'Jew-ish' → Read More

David Cicilline, pro-Israel progressive, is leaving Congress

Cicilline will head the Rhode Island Foundation, the biggest funder of nonprofits in the state. → Read More

George Santos: My Jewish identity was 'a party favor joke' and my critics are 'pounding down for a pound of flesh'

"Everybody's pounding down for a pound of flesh," said Santos, invoking a commonplace antisemitic trope. → Read More

Ted Lerner, real estate developer who returned baseball to Washington, dies at 97

Son of Jewish immigrants from Mandatory Palestine and Lithuania, Lerner built a property empire and acquired Washington Nationals, who won World Series in 2019 → Read More

Ted Lerner, real estate developer who brought baseball back to Washington, dies at 97

Ted Lerner arrived at the 2015 MLB All Stars Game with the program he annotated when he watched the game in 1937. → Read More

Cherki wins wide support from across political spectrum after coming out as gay

Prominent journalist is famous for reporting on ultra-Orthodox and bringing viewpoints to secular homes; now he wants Haredi community to understand his sexual orientation → Read More

Violent confrontation between troops and settlers sets off tensions in Netanyahu's new government

Right-wing lawmakers signaled that they were growing frustrated by the coalition government. → Read More