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ARTICLES BY: Elizabeth Kratz / JNS.org


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

Delegation of American Jewish Leaders Visits UAE, Hoping for Results

JNS.org - A large delegation of American Jewish leaders recently spent two days in...

Jewish Groups Urge Resignation of Rep. Keith Ellison Over Ties to Louis Farrakhan

JNS.org - Major Jewish groups, including the leading organization representing Jewish Democrats, are strongly...

World

At Security Council, Haley Tells Abbas: I Will Not Shut Up, US Recognition ...

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley upbraided Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the UN Security Council on Tuesday,...

Israel

After 30 Years of Limbo, Traditional Ethiopian-Jewish Religious Leaders Rec...

Israel has officially recognized the traditional Ethiopian religious leaders referred to as kesim, ending a 30-year controversy over their official...

Middle East

Iranian Official Threatens Israeli PM Netanyahu: ‘We Will Level Tel A...

JNS.org - An Iranian official has warned that Tel Aviv will be “leveled to the ground” if Israel attacks the Islamic...

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