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May 25, 2014 11:56 am
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New Pluralistic Military Siddur Debuts on Memorial Day Weekend

JNS.org - The Shabbat of Memorial Day weekend later this month will mark a first in American Jewish life: Three New York City congregations...

April 18, 2014 3:26 pm
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Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

JNS.org - Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish...

February 11, 2014 12:44 pm
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Career Working With the Elderly Will Aid New U.S. Envoy for Holocaust Survivors (INTERVIEW)

JNS.org - Aviva Sufian was just 8 years old when her mother took her to an American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors event in...

January 29, 2014 8:03 am
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Rabbi Creates ‘Playlist’ for Changing Tunes of Synagogue Life

JNS.org - Rabbi Kerry Olitzky is an optimist. While other Jewish communal leaders worry about dwindling rates of affiliation, Olitzky points to the creation of 600...

October 3, 2013 1:14 pm
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Rabbi Jack Moline Takes Helm for Jewish Democrats (INTERVIEW)

JNS.org - Rabbi Jack Moline was sitting with his friend, Rahm Emanuel, then a White House adviser, as the two ate lunch during their...

July 29, 2013 1:20 pm
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College Care Packages, From Starbucks Cards to Pharaoh Punching Bags, Help Synagogues Stay in Touch With Students

JNS.org - What do hamantaschen, a Starbucks gift card and a pharaoh punching bag have in common? They're all goodies that Jewish college students may...

July 28, 2013 7:47 pm
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School Safety Guide Compiled ‘for the Love of the Jewish People’

JNS.org - It was the day after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut. An expert in security, Frank Storch, decided he had...

July 26, 2013 6:00 am
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Christian Students Without ‘Obvious Self-Interest,’ Seek to Legitimize Israel on Campus

JNS.org - WASHINGTON, DC—Sam Bain knew that life could be dangerous in southern Israel, with rockets fired indiscriminately across the border from Gaza. But...

June 3, 2013 7:30 pm
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Frank Lautenberg Leaves Legacy of American Jewry’s Profile

The late Senator Frank Lautenberg. Photo: United States Senate. JNS.org - Someone searching for the legacy of Frank Lautenberg, the longtime...

June 3, 2013 1:54 am
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Remembering Stanley Abramovitch, for Seven Decades ‘the Embodiment of the Joint’

Stanley Abramovitch (left) receives rabbinical ordination from Chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu in Israel, November 1995. Photo: JDC. JNS.org - The year was 1935. Yehoshua Abramowicz, just...

May 29, 2013 8:32 am
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Rededicated Burial Site Among ‘Beautiful Vestiges’ of Cape Verde’s Jewish Presence

JNS.org - There are just 10 Jewish graves at the Jewish burial site in the Cape Verde capital of Praia—several with Hebrew inscriptions, the oldest...

May 12, 2013 7:12 am
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Mother’s Day Flowers From Jewish Women International Raise Spirits, Awareness

As the director of a shelter for victims of domestic abuse, Naomi Taffet sees a lot of women in tears. But once a year, for...

Features

Is Your Bread Still Kosher? Arnold’s Bread Manufacturer Drops the OU

JNS.org - Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally-distributed bread and...

Why Should We Light the Menorah With Olive Oil?

Below is an excerpt from the book The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion (OU Press) by Aaron Goldscheider. There are...

The Dead Sea Scrolls Monument

In 1946 or 1947 -- no one knows for certain -- a Bedouin goatherd nicknamed Muhammad the Wolf led his...

World

Israeli-Palestinian Dialogue Event at Syracuse University Cancelled Amid Bi...

A dialogue event on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at Syracuse University was nixed last week, allegedly over concerns about its political leanings. The event...

Middle East

Turkey Will Enter Syria’s Manbij If US Doesn’t Remove YPG Fight...

Turkish forces will enter the Syrian town of Manbij if the United States does not remove YPG Kurdish fighters, and...

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