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Avi Weiss is the founding rabbi of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in New York City. His most recent book, “Open Up the Iron Door: Memoirs of a Soviet Jewry Activist,” was recently published by Toby Press.

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April 19, 2019 10:16 am
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Setting Aside a Matzah for Israel’s Remaining Missing Soldiers

JNS.org - Standing among thousands at the Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, I felt that an important piece of my life was coming full-circle....

September 21, 2015 6:17 am
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Kol Nidre and the White Fire of the Iran-Deal Discourse

JNS.org - The High Holidays are here, reaching their crescendo with Yom Kippur’s Kol Nidre prayer, made famous by Al Jolson and Neil Diamond in “The Jazz...

Culture

Gal Gadot’s Production Company to Adapt Israeli Series ‘Queens’ for US

JNS.org - The production company started by Israeli actress Gal Gadot and her...

‘Game of Thrones’ Actress Cancels Talk in Belgium Over Offensive Parade Floats

JNS.org - Dutch actress Carice van Houten, best known for her role in...

Features

How to Fight the Cultural BDS Movement

One of the good things about the bad times of today is that people are not staying silent about rising...

‘New Hope’ in Fight Against Tay-Sachs Disease

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School are touting a possible breakthrough in the fight against Tay-Sachs disease, a...

World

Biden Campaign Attacks Trump Policy on Saudi Arabia, North Korea

Democrat Joe Biden's presidential campaign launched new attacks on Donald Trump on Sunday, advocating a reevaluation of US-Saudi relations and calling North Korea's apparent weapons test a "rebuke" to the...

Israel

A Quarter of Israelis Are Poor, Report Says

CTech - Over the past 12 months, Israel has seen an increase in nutritional insecurity and hunger, according to a report published Monday by Latet, Israel’s largest nonprofit organization. An...

Middle East

Hamas Chief Arrives in Turkey on First Leg of Foreign Tour

JNS.org - Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh arrived in Turkey on Sunday as part of the first leg of a foreign tour, the terrorist group announced according to a report in...

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