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ARTICLES BY: Deborah Fineblum / JNS.org

May 17, 2018 3:52 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...


The Integration Between Israeli and American Jews in New Jersey

JNS.org - Rather than a classroom setting, New Jersey middle and high school students participating in the Israeli-American Council’s (IAC)...

Senior US Police and Public Safety Officials Boost Skills in Israel

JNS.org - After two intensive weeks of public-safety leadership training with Israel’s top police...

IDF Cyber Defenders Prepare Their Responses to the ‘Unknown Threat’

JNS.org - The Israel Defense Forces' cyber defenders are preparing to deal with future...


Putin and I Want ‘Safety for Israel,’ Trump Declares at Joint N...

At a joint news conference in Helsinki on Monday dominated by President Donald Trump's insistence that Russia did not interfere...


With New Airport, Israel’s Eilat Competes for European Tourists

Once almost lost to international tourism, the Israeli resort city of Eilat hopes a new airport will attract a million foreign visitors a year by 2025, with eastern Europeans especially offering...

Middle East

Syrian Army Says It Captures Strategic Hill Overlooking Israeli Border

The Syrian army and its allies have taken control of a strategic hill overlooking Israel's Golan Heights as it expands an offensive to seize the remaining parts of the southwest from...