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ARTICLES BY: Debra Rubin / JNS.org


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...

Culture

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe

JNS.org - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...

Israeli Movie ‘Foxtrot’ Wins Second Place Prize at Venice Film Festival

JNS.org - The Israeli film “Foxtrot” won the second-place Grand Jury Prize at the...

Features

Iran Dramatically Increases Funding to Hezbollah in Wake of Nuclear Deal

Iran has drastically increased financial support for its Lebanese-based terrorist proxy Hezbollah since the Iran...

Group Offers US Business Students Real-Life Opportunities With Israeli Companies

JNS.org - Some 175 college students with the TAMID Group recently attended the organization’s...

Israel’s Efforts to Engage Arab World Achieve Results

JNS.org - Galvanized by the common threats of Iran and Islamic extremism, Israel and Sunni Arab states have seen an unexpected warming of relations in...

World

‘I Am a Jew,’ Czech President Milos Zeman Tells Algemeiner Gala

More than 600 guests at The Algemeiner's annual gala in New York City on Monday night sat enthralled by a speech from Czech President Miloš Zeman, in which he talked of his love...

Israel

Israel’s Southern Wall Proves 100 Percent Effective in Preventing Infiltr...

JNS.org - Not a single infiltration from the Sinai Peninsula into Israel was recorded over the past 12 months, Israel’s Population...

Middle East

Egypt Expert: Public Netanyahu-Sisi Meeting Likely Meant to Signal a Furthe...

Monday’s public sit-down in New York City between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was...

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