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ARTICLES BY: Deborah Fineblum / JNS.org


January 9, 2019 11:18 am
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In New Initiative, Yad Vashem Tackles 21st Century Antisemitism

JNS.org - It is American teachers like Lori Fulton who, with their commitment to Holocaust education, are poised to be potent forces for holding back...

September 12, 2018 2:44 pm
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A New Generation of Galvanized Young Jews Fight Antisemitism on Campus

JNS.org - IfNotNow (INN) has a plan. It’s determined, according to its website, to create nothing less than “a movement led by young Jews to reclaim...

September 6, 2018 9:22 am
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Receiving, Rebuilding, and Resiliency: Jewish Houston One Year After Harvey

JNS.org - Sodden prayer books, flood waters pouring into a sanctuary, bed-ridden patients at the Jewish senior residence being rushed to higher ground, a crib reduced...

May 17, 2018 3:52 pm
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Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season

JNS.org - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only major Jewish holiday that many Diaspora Jews have never heard of, let...

April 26, 2018 1:34 pm
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Feeding Body and Soul: Terror Victims Get Servings of Food (and Hope)

JNS.org - Try spending $60,000 for chicken, $31,000 for wine, $15,800 for eggs, and a mere $5,500 for apples. And that’s before you factor in dessert. Of course, if...

April 8, 2018 5:41 pm
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Seventy Years of Sacrifice: A Global Salute to Israel’s Fallen Soldiers

JNS.org - If you’ve ever been in Israel for Yom Hazikaron -- the Memorial Day for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the Jewish homeland --chances are you will...

March 28, 2018 12:22 pm
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From Generation to Generation, Jews Celebrate the Gift of Freedom at Passover

JNS.org - Passover is called the holiday of freedom for good reason. Every year for the last 3,000 or so years, Jews manage to celebrate our...

March 26, 2018 10:21 am
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Eight Questions for Passover

JNS.org - Why is this year going to be different from all other years? Because this year, you can stump your guests with the meaning behind...

February 21, 2018 1:58 pm
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A ‘Wonder Woman’ Purim as Israel Gets Ready to Party

JNS.org - Queen Esther and Uncle Mordechai, King Ahasuerus and that rogue Haman. All of them (and even poor old deposed Queen Vashti) would be flummoxed...

February 8, 2018 1:03 pm
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Petri Dish for a Diverse Hi-Tech Israeli Future: Jerusalem’s Hadassah Academic College

JNS.org - Twenty-year-old Balqis Amireh would never have had the chance to study biotechnology if it weren’t for Hadassah Academic College (HAC). And 21-year-old Audelia Sebag...

January 25, 2018 10:28 am
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When Immigrating to Israel Is a Senior Moment

JNS.org - For some retirees, it can come down to choosing to spend their golden years overlooking the Mediterranean instead of a golf course in Boca Raton....

January 4, 2018 1:53 pm
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When the IDF Lone Soldier Experience Becomes a Family Affair

JNS.org - Unlike the 18-year-old Israeli in the next bunk, nobody is drafting or forcing the enlistment of the IDF’s American, French, British, Canadian, Swiss, South...

December 13, 2017 12:47 pm
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Reform Jews Support Israel at Convention, but Some Question Timing of Jerusalem Move

Jacobs was addressing the record-breaking 6,000 Reform Jews gathered in Boston for the Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) 74th North American Biennial General Assembly. But it...

November 29, 2017 2:41 pm
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Chabad’s Massive Growth Is Pragmatic, Yet ‘Defies Logic’

JNS.org - How do you go about feeding a crowd of 5,600 hungry rabbis and other guests, many of whom have just traveled across the globe? If...

Culture

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Give Hamentashen to White House Reporters for Purim

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner gave hamentashen to White House reporters on Wednesday for...

Israel’s Other Founding Fathers and a Vanquished World

Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel by Matti Friedman (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019). “Time...

Supermodel Karlie Kloss Confirms She Converted to Judaism Before Marrying Joshua Kushner

Supermodel Karlie Kloss confirmed for the first time publicly that she...

Features

Albert Einstein’s Brilliance, Humor, and Literal Connection to Israel

JNS.org - One thing is for sure: While the writing on the pages...

Jewish Singer Uses Music to Get Through a Rocky Road

In the age of streaming music, releasing an album with 21 songs might not be the best business move. Giving...

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

World

University of Cape Town to Hold Final Vote on Academic Boycott of Israel La...

The University of Cape Town, the top-ranking academic institution in Africa, is set to consider enforcing an academic boycott against...

Israel

Israel Says UN Gaza War Crimes Report Biased Against It

Israel said on Thursday a UN report critical of its use of lethal force during Palestinian protests on the Gaza border was biased and should have included a demand that the...

Middle East

US-Backed Syrian Force Still Battling Islamic State

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) battled Islamic State militants holed up in the Baghouz area overnight, supported by US-led coalition air strikes, the SDF said, seeking to defeat the last...

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