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ARTICLES BY: Elizabeth Kratz / JNS.org


July 9, 2020 8:49 am
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Why Voters Should Ensure Candidates Adopt the IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism

JNS.org - The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), founded in 1998 by former Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson, is an organization that has done a...

April 3, 2020 8:16 am
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A Modern-Day Plague

JNS.org - In a little more than a week, we will seclude ourselves during the holiday of Pesach. The fortunate ones among us will share...

December 6, 2018 9:16 am
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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 bun brands in the United States -- including Arnold’s, Thomas’, Sara Lee,...

June 19, 2018 6:26 am
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Conservative Jews Stand Up to Anti-Israel Rhetoric

JNS.org - Members and alumni of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ) are the latest targets of IfNotNow, an organization that seeks to promote sympathy...

March 1, 2018 2:58 pm
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Fighting Fire and Stigma: How a Special-Needs Success Story Inspires All

JNS.org - Students with special needs often feel overwhelmed and helpless -- and many roadblocks can appear to block their way to success and cause them...

February 13, 2018 9:23 am
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The Business of Saving Jewish Lives, One Kidney at a Time

JNS.org - Avi Shafar, a 40 year old man from Teaneck, New Jersey, went to Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx recently -- and donated his kidney to...

February 1, 2018 4:52 pm
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Orthodox Union Rejects Female Clergy, Seeks Compliance From Member Synagogues

JNS.org - The Orthodox Union (OU) -- after a year of discussions with various stakeholders and in the face of some opposition -- has established parameters for a three-year period...

January 31, 2018 12:16 pm
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Vienna’s Growing Kosher Scene: A Case Study of Thriving Jewish Life in Europe

JNS.org - While much of American and Israeli Jewry view Europe either as a “flyover continent,” or as a vast and dangerous pit of antisemitism from...

December 18, 2017 12:54 pm
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Conservative Movement Severs Ties with Former Youth Director Over Alleged Sexual Abuse

JNS.org - The congregational arm of Conservative Judaism has severed ties with the former director of the denomination’s youth movement, after receiving “multiple testimonies” that corroborated an...

March 27, 2017 6:42 am
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Master of the Chefs: The Kosher World’s Unsung Hero

JNS.org - Do you recall what you were eating in kosher restaurants 10 years ago? Had you tried sous-vide dishes? Homemade sausage? Fresh, cured gravlax made...

February 6, 2017 8:32 am
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In Unprecedented Statement, Orthodox Union Condemns Women in Clergy Roles, Outlines Permissible Opportunities

JNS.org - The Orthodox Union (OU) last week issued an unprecedented statement announcing the establishment of a far-reaching policy regarding women and leadership positions in synagogue life. Citing extensive research...

December 29, 2016 7:04 am
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Trump Taps Israel Adviser Jason Greenblatt for International Negotiations Post

JNS.org -- President-elect Donald Trump has named one of his campaign advisers on Israel as his incoming administration's special representative for international negotiations. In the announcement, Trump praised the...

June 9, 2016 10:06 am
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How Trump’s Israel Adviser Could Play a History-Altering Role

JNS.org - It’s not really a question of “how” Jason Greenblatt, the real estate transactions lawyer and son of Hungarian-Jewish immigrants who grew up in New...

April 22, 2016 10:11 am
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Making Passover Memorable and Delicious — Without Too Much Fuss

JNS.org - Everyone needs crowd-pleasing recipes we can turn to over and over again. This is important for every holiday, but especially for Passover, when ingredients...

Culture

KISS Frontman Gene Simmons: Jews ‘Opened the Doors to Black Music’ in the US

KISS frontman Gene Simmons said in an interview published on Monday that...

Israeli Chef Assaf Granit’s Restaurant Shabour Awarded Michelin Star

i24News - Israeli chef Assaf Granit’s restaurant Shabour, located in Paris, was awarded...

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

Friends Highlight President Biden’s Longtime Relationship With Jewish...

The inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States was cheered by longtime supporters in the...

Israel

Biden Administration Will Avoid Major Moves on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict...

The administration of newly sworn-in President Joe Biden will not make any major moves on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but will...

Middle East

Egypt and Qatar Agree on Resuming Diplomatic Relations: Cairo

Egypt and Qatar have agreed to resume diplomatic relations, the Egyptian foreign ministry said on Wednesday. The move follows an agreement between Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt earlier...

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