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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

British Actor Daniel Craig’s Weakness for Jewish Food Revealed as Reason for Fuller Face

British actor Daniel Craig's frequent visits to a kosher restaurant in London...

A Wartime Tragedy Resurfaces in Berlinale Refugee Study

Decades after he won a Silver Bear prize for a pioneering film about the fate of Jews fleeing Nazi Germany,...

New Israeli Line of Passover Wine Launched by Former NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire

JNS.org - At a news conference at the Jewish National Fund House on Tuesday,...

Features

‘Inheriting Genocide’ Unpacks How Holocaust Trauma Spans Generations

JNS.org - Does time -- even an entire generation or multiple generations --actually heal all wounds? The...

Holding Out an Olive Branch? US Lawmakers Speak Out After Being Detained on the Temple Mount

JNS.org - US Representatives Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) and David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.) no doubt...

First Aid Under Fire: Israeli Officer Details Medical Challenges at Gaza Border

JNS.org - In emergency care during combat, every minute can make the difference between life...

World

Report: Nigerian Air Force Special Forces Soldiers Receive Counter-Terroris...

A group of 150 Nigerian Air Force special forces soldiers have received counter-terrorism training from a team of Israeli military...

Israel

Israelis Protest Both in Support and Against Deportation of Illegal Migrant...

JNS.org - Israelis took to the streets over the weekend both to support and oppose the ongoing deportation of Eritrean and...

Middle East

Iran Says Damascus Suburbs Assault to Continue as Fighting Rages

Iran said pro-Damascus forces would press ahead with attacks on an insurgent enclave near the Syrian capital, as ground fighting raged on there in defiance of a UN resolution demanding...

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