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ARTICLES BY: Elizabeth Kratz / JNS.org


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

Israeli Director Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ Wins Berlinale

Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," an anarchic story about an Israeli who tries to suppress his...

Why Matthew Broderick Wanted to Star in a Buddy Film About Jewish Mourning

Matthew Broderick’s comedic talent on screen is unquestionable. But starring in a film...

Features

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program?

JNS.org - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...

Israelis Get Inside the Huddle and Embrace American Football

JNS.org - Many Israelis came to work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, having stayed up all night watching the New England...

World

In Major Address to Jewish Community, French President Macron Pledges New M...

In the face of a continuing wave of antisemitic invective and violence, French President Emmanuel Macron offered reassurances to his country's Jewish...

Israel

Ceremony Marks 50th Anniversary of Notorious Hanging of Baghdad Jews

The 50th anniversary of the public hanging of nine Iraqi Jews and the subsequent killing and imprisonment of dozens more was marked by a ceremony held at the centuries-old Sephardi...

Middle East

Report: Qatar to Discontinue Funds for Gaza’s Electricity

JNS.org - The Qatari envoy to the Gaza Strip, Mohammad al-Amadi, told Hamas officials his country would discontinue its almost $10 million in funding towards the territory’s electricity amid a...

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