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ARTICLES BY: Deborah Fineblum / JNS.org


December 23, 2020 5:50 am
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Black and Jewish: Braving the Pitfalls, Jews of Color Find Peace

JNS.org - It’s one of the few rap videos around that features a lead singer in frockcoat, tallis, and shtreimel -- paired with a cascade...

December 2, 2020 6:52 am
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Lighting Up the World With Hope During Hanukkah

JNS.org - Just saying the word “Hanukkah” brings smiles, as does conjuring up the sight of candles ablaze and hearing the sounds of boisterously off-key...

November 5, 2020 6:09 am
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Knowledge Is Power Against Hate: Online Course Designed to Set Holocaust Record Straight

JNS.org - Anyone who still believes that ignorance is bliss hasn’t seen how easily it can be turned into hate. November 9 will mark 78 years...

September 24, 2020 6:05 am
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Bonds Building Bonds — Honoring Generations of Sound Investment

JNS.org - If anyone in your family celebrated a bar or bat mitzvah, a wedding, or the birth of a baby after September 3, 1950,...

September 9, 2020 6:37 am
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Shofar: A Love Song

JNS.org - As first-chair trumpet in the Orville Wright Junior High School band in Los Angeles in 1966, Robbie Weinger didn’t know it, but he...

August 24, 2020 5:38 am
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‘And Your God Will Be My God’: For One Jewish Convert, the Wait Is Over

JNS.org - “I’m so thrilled to be a part of B’nai Israel and to have finally found my place with the Jewish people, after nearly...

July 22, 2020 4:51 am
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Mourning in 2020: Tisha B’Av Spotlights Losses Old and New

JNS.org - This year, Jews the world over got into the Tisha B’Av mood several months earlier than usual. During a typical summer, Jewish families and...

July 5, 2020 3:12 am
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Masked Mitzvot: Welcoming New Life Amid COVID-19

JNS.org - “In this time of great darkness, the souls who come down now must be sources of great light.” -- Rabbi Doniel Katz, whose...

June 9, 2020 6:10 am
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In an Era of Global Uncertainty, Record Numbers of Jews Seek Out Israel

JNS.org - In a time of darkness, pandemic, pandemonium, and power struggles, a thin ray of light can be seen in the Jewish world and...

May 28, 2020 6:35 am
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‘Your People Will Be My People’: A Shavuot Shout-Out to Ruth’s ‘Daughters’

JNS.org - “You shall love the convert, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” -- Deuteronomy 10:19 There was a moment some 2,500...

May 17, 2020 6:55 am
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In a Time of Need, Jewish Teens Give Back

JNS.org - Tutor a kid in math. Paint a community center. Distribute challahs to the homebound. Raise money for trees in Israel. Upgrade your school’s...

April 13, 2020 9:00 am
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The Challenges, and Beauty, of This Year’s Passover

JNS.org - In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a complete lockdown for Passover seder night, threatening arrest or a fine to anyone found on...

April 2, 2020 7:51 am
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A Parents’ Guide to This Year’s Nuclear Family Seder

JNS.org - “Even if all of us were wise, all of us understanding, all of us knowing the Torah, we would still be obligated to...

March 22, 2020 7:20 am
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New Immigrants to Israel Jump Right In… to a Coronavirus Quarantine

JNS.org - The first few weeks after making aliyah are typically a flurry of activity, with the newly minted Israeli dashing from government offices to...

Culture

‘Unorthodox’ Star Shira Haas Shares Throwback Purim Photo From Childhood

Israeli actress Shira Haas shared with her Instagram followers on Thursday a photo...

Genesis Prize Foundation to Honor Life and Legacy of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

JNS.org - The Genesis Prize Foundation announced plans to honor the late prominent...

Features

Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops

JNS.org - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

World

McGill University Jewish Groups Decry ‘Misleading’ BDS Motion T...

The Jewish community at McGill University spoke out Friday against an "intentionally misleading" divestment motion passed by the Student’s Society...

Israel

‘The Last Purim With Corona:’ Netanyahu Urges Jabs in Holiday S...

A Purim holiday-themed video from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Israelis to get vaccinated against COVID-19, after allaying the...

Middle East

Israel, Bahrain Leaders Discuss Iran, Possible Vaccine Plant

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain's Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa on Thursday discussed Iran and the possible involvement of the Gulf state in establishing a vaccine...

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