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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,...

Culture

New Biography of Philanthropist Fails to Ask Key Jewish Questions

JNS.org - Professor Hasia Diner has a well-earned reputation as an insightful historian. But in her new book, Julius Rosenwald: Repairing...

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe

JNS.org - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...

Features

The Unheard Story: Bulgaria’s Rescue of 50,000 Jews During the Holocaust

You have probably heard of "Schindler’s List" -- Steven Spielberg’s movie, which brought to life...

IDF’s Underground Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies

Time may be running out for one of Hamas' main weapons against Israel:...

World

Puerto Rico Synagogues Cancel High Holiday Services Ahead of Hurricane Mari...

As volunteers worked feverishly to tape the exposed windows of San Juan’s Temple Beth Shalom with plastic film and carry...

Israel

Israel Closes West Bank, Gaza Strip for Rosh Hashanah

The IDF announced on Tuesday that it will put in place a closure of the West Bank and Gaza Strip beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, ahead of the holiday...

Middle East

Iran-Sponsored Hackers Said to Be Targeting Companies in US, Middle East, A...

A private cybersecurity firm has identified what it says is a hacking group sponsored by the Iranian government that has...

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