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ARTICLES BY: Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman / JNS.org


September 17, 2018 10:47 am
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A Look at the Candidates to Become Jerusalem’s Next Mayor

JNS.org - The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wanted to uproot and replant a tree in Jerusalem, it might require...

September 17, 2018 8:56 am
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Faith and Fasting: A Look at the Practice Ahead of Yom Kippur

JNS.org - Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40% of American Jews and 60% of Israeli...

August 29, 2018 7:41 am
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Fire Kites Sting Negev Honey Farms Just Before Rosh Hashanah

JNS.org - When you drive into Israel’s Sha’ar HaNegev Region in the northwestern Negev, the fields are burnt and black. The trees are broken, and...

July 24, 2018 10:49 am
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American Teenagers Spend Their Summer Saving Lives in Israel

JNS.org - Sophie Roth, 17, from Long Island, New York, had always watched as ambulances whirred by, and wondered what it would be like to...

February 27, 2018 4:36 pm
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Israel and South Korea Grow Closer Based on History, Innovation — and God

JNS.org - On Sunday, IOC President Thomas Bach closed the 2018 Winter Olympics, declaring that the sporting event is “an homage to the past and an act...

February 6, 2018 2:17 pm
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Israeli Military Technology Leads to Everyday Advances — All Over the World

JNS.org - Did you know that the same Israeli technology used to track the virtual movements of terrorists across the Internet is also being used to...

November 17, 2016 7:36 am
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Ireland’s Jewish Population Faces Sad Decline

JNS.org - An Israeli and an Irish Jew walk into a bar. After a shot of whiskey and a pint of Guinness, they discuss neither leprechauns...

October 14, 2016 7:45 am
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At Sukkot, Israeli Farmers Enjoy the Fruits of Their Faith

JNS.org - Avichai Koch says farming is in his blood. He is the son of Holocaust survivors from Europe who immigrated to Israel, where they worked the...

October 2, 2016 6:00 am
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Exiled Spanish and Portuguese Jews Are Returning Home to Israel

JNS.org - Sonya Loya never felt Catholic; she was drawn to Judaism instead. Then, in her late 30s, the New Mexico native discovered her family’s hidden secret....

September 27, 2016 6:58 am
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Israel’s Education System Should Be a Tool for Economic Productivity and Unity, Not a Religious Divider

  JNS.org - A recent controversial decision by Israel’s Education Minister Naftali Bennett means that haredi (ultra-Orthodox) students in Israel may continue to miss out on the...

September 19, 2016 7:33 am
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What You Need to Know About the Top Five Jewish Beatboxers

JNS.org - Jews have the gift of the mouth. Whether it’s food, talking or music, Jewish performers have rocked Hollywood to Broadway and Vaudeville to hip...

September 11, 2016 4:13 am
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Ancient City Unearthed Where David Battled Goliath

JNS.org -- Archaeologists believe they have found the location of the battle between David and Goliath, narrated in the Book of Samuel, in a mysterious...

September 1, 2016 6:35 am
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Larger-Than-Life Haredi Rabbi’s Legacy Remembered

JNS.org - The indelible legacy that the late haredi Rabbi Maran HaGaon HaRav Yosef Sholom Elyashiv has left on his community is still felt today. Even after...

August 26, 2016 2:59 am
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Explaining the Rise of the Far-Right in Europe

JNS.org - The refugee crisis, escalating terrorism and dissatisfaction with the political elite are blamed for the current rise of Europe’s far-right political parties. Such a...

Features

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...

Saluting One of the Last Living Heroes of Israel’s Fight for Independence

JNS.org - When Harold “Smoky” Simon grins at you, it’s hard to remember...

Sukkot: A Jewish Thanksgiving

JNS.org - Sukkot is akin to a Jewish Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving in America, no matter their religion or background, families...

World

‘The Canary in the Coalmine of Global Hatred’: UN Special Rappo...

The UN’s Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief presented his findings on the rise of antisemitism to the...

Israel

Israel’s Upstream Wins Funding to Expand in Automotive Cybersecurity

Israel's Upstream Security has secured $30 million in funding from a wide range of global automakers and venture capital firms as it looks to tap into the increasingly competitive market...

Middle East

Pentagon Chief Visits Saudi Arabia as Tensions Simmer With Iran

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday, with tensions simmering between the United States and Iran, and Russia seeking to increase its regional influence. Esper is likely...

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