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ARTICLES BY: Elizabeth Kratz / JNS.org


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...

Features

Iranians Furious at Regime as Economy Teeters on the Brink

JNS.org - Thousands of Iranian citizens have been protesting across the country, including in major cities such as Tehran, Karaj,...

Israeli Hospitals Drill the Transition from ‘Routine to War’

JNS.org - Under the expert guidance of IDF Home Front Command, Israeli hospitals across the country are shoring up their...

World

Massachusetts Bishop Accused of Anti-Israel ‘Blood Libel’ Offer...

A US Episcopal Church Bishop has apologized for an incendiary false claim about Israel made at a meeting of senior church leaders...

Israel

Tami, the World’s Oldest Hippopotamus in Captivity, Passes Away at Jerusa...

JNS.org - The oldest hippopotamus living in captivity died in her sleep at Jerusalem’s Biblical Zoo on Thursday. Tami, 59, was...

Middle East

Iranian Regime Leaders Vexed by European Union Stance on US Sanctions

Iranian leaders communicated mixed messages over the weekend concerning their efforts to persuade the European Union to oppose tough US sanctions on the Tehran regime. In an interview with Iran's YJC...

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