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ARTICLES BY: Deborah Fineblum / JNS.org


October 10, 2017 4:42 pm
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School Exchange Program Fosters Israel-Diaspora Bonds

JNS.org - When two little girls got the chance to read a book together -- across a gap of more than 6,000 miles -- it represented just the...

July 12, 2017 1:33 pm
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Exhibit Tells a Holocaust Story of ‘Resistance Through Photography’

JNS.org - In the photograph, Susan Salzberg was the first to spot her late father-in-law’s face -- a face with a striking resemblance to that of her 22-year-old...

June 28, 2017 1:05 pm
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Jewish Seniors Learn That ‘Love Can Happen at Any Age’

JNS.org - After her husband Jerry died, Harriet Vogel started writing letters to him. “I began doing [so] because it was therapeutic and comforting,” says Harriet, a grief...

May 9, 2017 4:03 pm
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Lag B’Omer: Top 10 Ways to Celebrate

JNS.org - Lag B’Omer isn’t one of the best-known Jewish holidays, though some may notice that the men whose faces have grown fairly fuzzy following Passover are...

May 3, 2017 11:21 am
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New Study Advances Digital Future of Jewish Learning

JNS.org - A new report on the implications of advancing educational technology and digital engagement hopes to guide the Jewish community through the complex space of hi-tech learning. “Smart Money:...

April 25, 2017 2:02 pm
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Holocaust Survivors’ Grandchildren Keep Stories Alive With Help of Vast Archives

JNS.org - As the world marks Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) this week, staffers at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) say they've seen a growing phenomenon: third-generation...

April 10, 2017 4:14 pm
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4 Cups, 5 Stars: Kosher Wine Increasingly Popular at Passover Seders

JNS.org - Even the most finicky wine snob won’t be able to “pass over” the new generation of kosher wines. And if Jews are commanded to...

March 26, 2017 6:21 am
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New Documentary Details Extraordinary Holocaust Escape

JNS.org - The mission to tell the world the story of Jack Kagan's risky escape from a Nazi labor camp consumed Kagan and his son Michael for years....

January 25, 2017 5:15 am
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New Israeli Program for Teachers Addresses Diaspora Jewish Education

JNS.org - For Shani Tauber, it all came together when her group left the house of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, the religious-Zionist pioneer known as “Rav...

December 21, 2016 6:57 am
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Economic Mission Strengthens Innovation Ties Between Israel and Massachusetts

JNS.org -- Who would ever imagine that two peoples living 5,470 miles apart (that’s 8,803 kilometers for the Israelis) would share so much in common,...

December 19, 2016 2:28 pm
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Cousins Torn Apart by the Holocaust Meet for the First Time at Yad Vashem

JNS.org -- When Fania Bilkay and her son, Evgeni, stepped up to her desk, Sima Velkovich was winding down an ordinary work day in the...

December 6, 2016 12:11 pm
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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 Jewish leadership, in an historic move for the community and the Chabad-Lubavitch...

September 5, 2016 6:39 am
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Two Levys Bring Hebrew Music Museum to Life in Jerusalem

JNS.org - Is it a coincidence that the two people most intimately involved in creating the Hebrew Music Museum are both Levys, descendants of the ancient...

August 4, 2016 4:00 am
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One Israeli Nurse to Another: A Love Story

JNS.org - Elie Schiff will tell you flat out that she was born into a family of Zionists. In fact, as far back as she can...

Culture

Australian Rock Star Nick Cave to Boycotters: ‘I Love Israel’

JNS.org – Australian rock star Nick Cave is facing backlash from BDS supporters following...

A Contemporary Renaissance for Jewish Art

Every year, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem hosts an open house, where the entire building is...

Miss Israel, Miss Iraq Find ‘Peace and Love’ Amid Mideast Tensions

JNS.org – In a rare sign of Middle East solidarity, Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman and...

Features

NATO States and Israel Share Urban Warfare Insights

JNS.org - Representatives from 12 NATO countries recently visited Israel to take part in a first-of-its-kind conference on the challenges...

Syrian Women Seeking Medical Aid ‘Love’ Israel, See Its ‘True Face’

JNS.org - Unprecedented video footage broadcast on Israeli television on Sunday showed Syrian women and children...

Former Israeli General and Ex-State Department Official Clash Over Peace Obstacles

JNS.org - A former Israeli general and an ex-State Department official presented sharply differing views...

World

Chabad Centers to Open in Uganda, Laos, Montenegro

JNS.org – The Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic movement on Sunday announced that it will open three new centers -- in Uganda, Montenegro and Laos. The announcement was made at the annual International Conference of...

Israel

Israeli Minister Looks to Disqualify Pro-BDS Groups From National Service P...

JNS.org – Israeli Strategic Affairs and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan on Monday sent a letter to Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel,...

Middle East

Lebanon’s Army Chief Warns of ‘Israeli Threat,’ Urges Readine...

JNS.org – Lebanon’s army chief on Tuesday warned of an “Israeli threat” and urged his soldiers to be ready for a...

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