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ARTICLES BY: Judy Lash Balint / JNS.org


November 1, 2016 11:52 am
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Jewish and Mormon Leaders Come Together to Remember Shared Values, Support for Zionism

JNS.org -- Exactly 175 years ago, an American non-Jew, under the direction of the founder of his church, climbed the Mount of Olives and offered an...

April 7, 2016 6:54 am
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Israel’s National Library Turns the Page With an Eye on Community, Technology

JNS.org - The recent groundbreaking ceremony for the new building of the National Library of Israel (NLI), a major event in the history of Jerusalem, was a deeply...

March 11, 2016 4:08 am
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Enterprising Spirit Sparks the Tourism Treasures of Israel’s Western Galilee

JNS.org - Yoney Skiba welcomes guests to the full-size Ethiopian hut in the yard of her home on Kibbutz Evron, near Nahariya, close to Israel’s northern...

October 2, 2015 10:45 am
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What’s That Huge White Bridal Dress Floating Over the Tower of David?

JNS.org -  “What’s that huge white bridal dress floating over the Tower of David?” That’s what visitors to Jerusalem’s Old City asked last week. The wedding...

July 23, 2015 7:10 am
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At Jerusalem Film Festival, New Year Brings New Kind of Drama

JNS.org - In July 2014 in Jerusalem, sirens over the city at the beginning of the 50-day Gaza war forced the cancellation of the outdoor opening...

May 26, 2015 6:55 am
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At ‘Bat Mitzvah,’ Israeli Center Seeks More Women’s Advancement Milestones

JNS.org - The controversy surrounding Israel's complex framework of laws relating to family life is well-known. Often portrayed via popular culture in films and...

April 24, 2015 12:45 pm
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On Israel’s Anniversary, President Reuven Rivlin Looks Ahead

JNS.org - You could call it Israel's version of former U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt's "fireside chat." President Reuven Rivlin, 75, sat down with...

June 27, 2014 4:16 pm
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How Two Women Work to Shift Public Opinion on Israeli Sovereignty

JNS.org - Almost every day, Nadia Matar, 48, steers her battered white SUV along the hilly roads between Jerusalem and Gush Etzion to visit...

May 5, 2014 9:00 am
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Preserving the Memories of Israel’s Creation

JNS.org - Elad Peled, 87, has told the story of how he was injured during the battle for Tzfat (Safed) in Israel's War...

March 31, 2014 11:13 am
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New Zionist Programming From an Old-Line Zionist

JNS.org - Let's face it: there are some Israelis who are just larger than life. They're usually men, most often large men, who just...

March 16, 2014 2:07 am
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Purim and the Poor in Israel

JNS.org - Israelis take Purim seriously—kids get the day off school, many towns put on a lively Purim parade, and the streets are filled...

January 9, 2014 12:05 pm
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Putting the Mitzvah in Bar Mitzvah

JNS.org - It's 9:30 a.m. on a sunny Monday morning in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City. Two large groups of revelers almost...

December 1, 2013 11:33 am
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Modi’in Struggles to Preserve Hasmonean Roots

JNS.org - Modi'in is a town mentioned in the Mishnah that was home to the Maccabees of Hanukkah fame, and where the oldest synagogue...

November 14, 2013 10:17 am
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From Major Speakers to Exhibitors, Federation GA in Israel a ‘Global Jewish Shuk’

JNS.org - JERUSALEM—Several halls of Jerusalem's International Congress Center were filled with booths representing the best of Israeli innovations as the Jewish Federations...

Culture

Members of India’s ‘Lost Tribe’ of Jews Visit Auschwitz for the First Time

JNS.org - Members of India’s so-called “lost tribe” of Jews visited Auschwitz...

Features

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

After Massive Diaspora Response, Israel’s Raging Fires Come Under Control

JNS.org - Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community...

Baptist Pastor Unearths His Father’s Holocaust Heroism in Wartime Diaries

JNS.org -- Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds never spoke about his experiences as a prisoner...

World

Trump Transition Team Considering New Non-Nuclear Iran Sanctions

Donald Trump's transition team is examining proposals for new non-nuclear sanctions on Iran, the Financial Times reported on Friday, citing congressional sources who have been in contact with the president-elect's...

Israel

Jewish Agency, Boston Philanthropies Distribute Aid to Haifa Fire Victims

JNS.org - The heads of the Jewish Agency and Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) visited Haifa Wednesday to distribute aid funds to victims of last week’s wildfires. “In these trying times, the...

Middle East

Senior Tehran Cleric Calls for ‘Retaliation’ After US Senate Ba...

“Now is the time for retaliation,” a senior Iranian cleric told worshippers in Tehran on Friday, following the US Senate’s...

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