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ARTICLES BY: Deborah Fineblum / JNS.org


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...

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...

Features

Israel’s Wine Industry Grows Better With Age

JNS.org - Israeli winemakers say that, just like the beverage they produce, their industry is growing better with age. More than...

Singer and Actress Gives Her Voice to Jewish and Black Cultures

Tatiana Wechsler will likely go down as the only actress to belt out a showstopper in a Yiddish musical, and...

Netanyahu Trip Comes as Israel-India Defense and Tech Ties Continue to Grow

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to India is occurring against the...

World

American UN Ambassador Haley: Palestinians ‘Not Serious in Truly Gett...

The Palestinians are “not serious in truly getting to peace” with Israel, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said...

Israel

Israel Puts Terror Tunnel Discovered Under Gaza Border on Display

The IDF brought journalists on Thursday to film a two-kilometer (1.25 mile) tunnel dug by terrorists from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip to Israel, saying it was putting the construction on...

Middle East

Jordan Says Israel Apologizes for Deaths of Two Jordanians at Embassy

Jordan said on Thursday that Israel had formally apologized for the deaths of two of its citizens killed by an Israeli security guard last July in an incident that soured...

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