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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

‘Jewish Oscars’ Raises Over $500,000 for Special IDF Brigade

A glamorous New York City event hosted by a non-profit organization on Saturday...

New Biography Asks: ‘What If Rabin Had Lived?’ (REVIEW)

JNS.org - Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin embodied the qualities of his generation:...

Features

Captain of Communication: IDF Vet Turned Entrepreneur Optimizes Email Usage

JNS.org -- As a former Israel Defense Forces elite special forces captain, Haim Senior...

Chabad Emissaries Coming to Small Jewish Community of South Dakota

JNS.org -- A state boasting just 400 Jews is about to receive its first full-time...

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...

World

Major US Jewish Group Calls on Qatar to Remove Antisemitic Titles From Doha...

A leading US-based Jewish human rights group has called on the Qatari government to remove antisemitic titles from an international...

Israel

Israeli Defense Minister: International ‘War of Legal Attrition’...

A “war of legal attrition” is currently being waged against Israel by foreign entities, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman told the...

Middle East

Expert: Possibility of Hezbollah Obtaining Chemical, Biological Weapons Fro...

The possibility that Hezbollah is being equipped with chemical and biological weapons cannot be ruled out in principle, an expert...

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