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Ben Sales

Ben Sales is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Ben Sales

For Sri Lankan Americans, Easter shooting gives homeland a painful jolt of notoriety

By Ben Sales — May 3, 2019
NEW YORK (RNS) — The world almost never hears about Sri Lanka. Young Americans with Sri Lankan roots are asking why it has to learn about the country this way.

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting shakes the city’s iconic Jewish neighborhood

By Ben Sales — October 29, 2018
(JTA) — In many other cities, historic Jewish communities have moved to other neighborhoods or to the suburbs, but Squirrel Hill and its immediate environs have remained the home of Pittsburgh’s Jews.
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