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Extended Family: Jewish Foster Mom Has Cared for 150 Children and Counting

JNS.org - Two power strips with 10 outlets. Bunk beds, stress balls, and enough kinetic sand to fill the Tel Aviv beach. One mother. Meet...

April 3, 2014 5:35 pm

When the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Parents are Divorced

Although festive and meaningful events, bar mitzvahs, like weddings, are always full of anxiety and stress. Even more so when the parents of the child are divorced! Whether lavish or simple, the bar or bat mitzvah...

Nick Crews and Jewish parenting 101

"Anyone who has the capability to protest the sinful conduct of his household and does not protest, he is himself liable for the sins of the members of his household." —Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 54a By...

Jewish Day School Rejects Boy Scouts Policy Towards Gays and Lesbians

The Gold Ochs Academy is taking a stand for the rights of gays and lesbians. According to a report on the New Jersey Jewish News website, the conservative Jewish day school in West Orange will...

July 26, 2012 2:40 pm

The Risk of High Cholesterol Among Young Ashkenazi Jews

Familial hypercholesterolemia is a common genetic condition that can cause dangerously high levels of cholesterol...

February 2, 2012 3:57 pm

Ayelet Galena: A Perfect Soul, Returned

Seth and Hindy Poupko Galena honored the memory of their beloved daughter, two...

January 31, 2012 2:08 pm

What Are You Teaching Your Children?

There are two ways to raise your children: you either shut them down or you...

August 1, 2011 1:32 am

To Wed a Daughter, to Sell a Kidney

My eldest daughter, Mushki, is engaged and will be married in a few months, God...

June 7, 2011 11:31 am

Does Father’s Day Matter?

I may be a rabbi, living and working at the heart of New York City,...

Features

After 130 Years, Poughkeepsie’s Jews Get an Eruv

JNS.org - In the rich, nearly 130-year history of the organized Jewish community in Poughkeepsie, NY, pushing a stroller or...

Holocaust Survivors’ Grandchildren Keep Stories Alive With Help of Vast Archives

JNS.org - As the world marks Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) this week, staffers...

World

UC Santa Barbara’s SJP Slammed for Launching BDS Campaign on Holocaust Re...

The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) chapter of a notorious anti-Israel group is being slammed by Jewish students for...

Israel

Drone From Syria Enters Israeli Airspace Over Golan Heights, Downed by Patr...

The IDF confirmed on Thursday that Israel fired a Patriot anti-ballistic missile at a target in the Golan Heights, Israel's...

Middle East

Many Foreign Fighters Abandon ISIS, Surrender at Turkish Border

Large numbers of foreign fighters and sympathizers are abandoning Islamic State and trying to enter Turkey, with at least two British nationals and a US citizen joining an exodus that...

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