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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...

Culture

‘Unorthodox’ Star Shira Haas Shares Throwback Purim Photo From Childhood

Israeli actress Shira Haas shared with her Instagram followers on Thursday a photo...

Genesis Prize Foundation to Honor Life and Legacy of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

JNS.org - The Genesis Prize Foundation announced plans to honor the late prominent...

Features

Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops

JNS.org - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

World

Biden Says Saudi Announcement to Come Monday; White House Plays Down New St...

President Joe Biden on Saturday said his administration would make an announcement on Saudi Arabia on Monday, following a US...

Israel

‘By 2025, 55% Of Our Products Will Be Made of Recycled Plastic,’...

CTech - “We have given ourselves a short-term goal that by 2025 more than half of our raw materials will...

Middle East

In Iraq, Pope to Visit Mosul Churches Desecrated by Islamic State

In Mosul, adjacent to the Biblical city of Nineveh, four churches representing different denominations occupy a small square surrounded by low-rise houses, testament to the role Iraq's once flourishing Christian...

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