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ARTICLES BY: Judy Lash Balint / JNS.org


May 26, 2015 6:55 am
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At ‘Bat Mitzvah,’ Israeli Center Seeks More Women’s Advancement Milestones

JNS.org - The controversy surrounding Israel's complex framework of laws relating to family life is well-known. Often portrayed via popular culture in films and...

April 24, 2015 12:45 pm
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On Israel’s Anniversary, President Reuven Rivlin Looks Ahead

JNS.org - You could call it Israel's version of former U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt's "fireside chat." President Reuven Rivlin, 75, sat down with...

June 27, 2014 4:16 pm
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How Two Women Work to Shift Public Opinion on Israeli Sovereignty

JNS.org - Almost every day, Nadia Matar, 48, steers her battered white SUV along the hilly roads between Jerusalem and Gush Etzion to visit...

May 5, 2014 9:00 am
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Preserving the Memories of Israel’s Creation

JNS.org - Elad Peled, 87, has told the story of how he was injured during the battle for Tzfat (Safed) in Israel's War...

March 31, 2014 11:13 am
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New Zionist Programming From an Old-Line Zionist

JNS.org - Let's face it: there are some Israelis who are just larger than life. They're usually men, most often large men, who just...

March 16, 2014 2:07 am
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Purim and the Poor in Israel

JNS.org - Israelis take Purim seriously—kids get the day off school, many towns put on a lively Purim parade, and the streets are filled...

January 9, 2014 12:05 pm
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Putting the Mitzvah in Bar Mitzvah

JNS.org - It's 9:30 a.m. on a sunny Monday morning in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City. Two large groups of revelers almost...

December 1, 2013 11:33 am
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Modi’in Struggles to Preserve Hasmonean Roots

JNS.org - Modi'in is a town mentioned in the Mishnah that was home to the Maccabees of Hanukkah fame, and where the oldest synagogue...

November 14, 2013 10:17 am
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From Major Speakers to Exhibitors, Federation GA in Israel a ‘Global Jewish Shuk’

JNS.org - JERUSALEM—Several halls of Jerusalem's International Congress Center were filled with booths representing the best of Israeli innovations as the Jewish Federations...

November 8, 2013 10:19 am
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American Olim Bring Spiritual Care to Israel

JNS.org - Israelis have a reputation for being frank and direct—dugri, in local parlance. But when it comes to death and dying or...

October 9, 2013 1:38 pm
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Jerusalem Biennale Celebrates Contemporary Art

JNS.org - Jerusalem's role in Israel's start-up culture just got a boost: this time not via high tech, but through art. The first Jerusalem Biennale for...

August 29, 2013 6:56 am
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The Orthodox Rabbi and the Rapper

JNS.org - SEATTLE—Most Orthodox rabbis who earn the title "emeritus" retire to a quiet life of teaching and...

May 8, 2013 2:10 am
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While Jerusalem Day Is Celebrated Above Ground, Archaeological Discoveries Reveal City’s Layers

Tens of thousands will visit the Old City on May 8 for Jerusalem Day, the anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem during the 1967 Six...

April 14, 2013 2:06 am
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Yom Ha’atzmaut and Yom Hazikaron: Remembrance Meets Celebration in Israel

Hundreds of Israeli flags are in place; the Air Force has been rehearsing its formation fly-by routine for days; platforms and sound systems stand ready...

Culture

Montreal Concert Features ‘Violins of Hope’ That Survived Holocaust

Musicians at a concert in Montreal on Saturday played violins that once belonged...

Prominent Zionist Artist’s Remarkable Portrayal of an Arab Leader

On November 20, 1977, former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat became the first Arab...

Features

How to Fight the Cultural BDS Movement

One of the good things about the bad times of today is that people are not staying silent about rising...

‘New Hope’ in Fight Against Tay-Sachs Disease

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School are touting a possible breakthrough in the fight against Tay-Sachs disease, a...

Severe Storm Flattens Sukkahs From New Jersey to Boston

A fierce wind and rainstorm wreaked havoc on sukkahs from New Jersey to Boston, leaving a path of destruction that...

World

Pope Francis’ Denunciation of Rising Antisemitism Shows His ‘Pr...

A prominent Argentine rabbi praised Pope Francis I for his "profound commitment to the Jewish people" on Thursday, following the...

Israel

Israeli Woman Wounded in Rocket Strike Celebrates 88th Birthday With Help o...

A southern Israeli woman wounded in a rocket attack on Wednesday celebrated her 88th birthday on Thursday with the help...

Middle East

Lebanon’s Crisis Is ‘Dangerous,’ Evokes Start of Civil Wa...

Lebanon's defense minister said on Thursday the country was in a "very dangerous situation" and compared street unrest of recent...

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