JTA’s top 10 stories of the year

Uriel Heilman

Re-read (or read for the first time) JTA’s top 10 most-read stories of 2014.

(This list excludes breaking news briefs.)

USY drops ban on interdating (Dec. 23)

NYT on why it hasn’t shown photos of Hamas fighters: We don’t have any (July 31)

Meet the Fokkens: Amsterdam’s septuagenarian Jewish prostitutes (Oct. 8)

Is Yeshivah of Flatbush ‘predatory’ in its scrutiny of girls’ attire? (Sept. 11)

America’s top mohels (April 30)

In Kiev, an Israeli army vet led a street-fighting unit (Feb. 28)

Orthodox school not amused by student’s raunchy ‘America’s Got Talent’ routine (June 26)

And the only state without a Chabad is… (Nov. 21)

Is she Jewish? Rabbinate says yes, Israel says no (Nov. 5)

8 things you need to know about the Gaza-Israel conflict (July 15)

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Uriel Heilman is JTA’s senior writer and former managing editor. Follow him on Twitter at @urielheilman