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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

Israeli President Rivlin Witnesses Jewish State’s Technology in Action in Vietnam

JNS.org- Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week visited the Southeast Asian nation of Vietnam,...

Hundreds of Liquor Bottles Belonging to WWI-Era British Troops Unearthed in Israel

JNS.org - Among several other discoveries, hundreds of liquor bottles belonging to British soldiers from...

Israeli Music Icon Idan Raichel Jams With Students at Chicago Cultural Center

Israeli music icon Idan Raichel turned what was supposed to be a lesson...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

World

UK Puts UN Human Rights Council ‘on Notice’ for Anti-Israel Bias

JNS.org - United Kingdom officials put the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) “on notice” Friday after the council passed a series of resolutions singling out Israel for its policies towards...

Israel

Israelis Get Down and Dirty at First-Ever ‘Mud Day’ Race in Tel...

Around 5,000 people got down and dirty on Friday during Israel’s first-ever “Mud Day” race in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park,...

Middle East

Ex-Egyptian President Mubarak Free, Six Years After Ouster, Detention

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown. Mr Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the...

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