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ARTICLES BY: Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman / JNS.org


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...

August 25, 2016 5:10 am
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After World Vision Scandal, Palestinian Aid Groups Face New Scrutiny

JNS.org - World Vision and other foreign-aid organizations that have funneled millions of dollars to the terror group Hamas are directly responsible for the murder of...

August 24, 2016 1:15 am
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American Soldier and Rising Conservative Star Discusses US Politics (INTERVIEW)

JNS.org - Peter Hegseth, a rising figure in American conservative media, has one eye on the current war on terror and another on history. He’s the author...

August 15, 2016 6:28 am
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Ben-Gurion University Institute Tackles Water Shortages, Hygiene in Developing Countries

JNS.org - Israeli water experts believe that by 2050, almost half of the world’s population will live in countries with a chronic water shortage. What’s causing the...

August 15, 2016 6:09 am
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How to Use Your Judaism to Lose Weight

JNS.org - Cholent on Shabbat day. Brisket on Rosh Hashanah. Matzo balls and challah – lots of challah. Jews love food, and much of Jewish culture...

August 3, 2016 7:24 am
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Can Different Jews Unite for the High Holidays?

JNS.org - In April 2015 – in the aftermath of the death of 25-year-old African-American man Freddie Gray inside a police van after being arrested by...

August 3, 2016 7:20 am
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Nine Ways to Celebrate the High Holidays Without Stepping Foot in a Shul

JNS.org - There is a lot of beauty to the traditional synagogue experience. However, a traditional High Holidays service just does not speak to some –...

Culture

New Biography of Philanthropist Fails to Ask Key Jewish Questions

JNS.org - Professor Hasia Diner has a well-earned reputation as an insightful historian. But in her new book, Julius Rosenwald: Repairing...

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe

JNS.org - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...

Features

The Unheard Story: Bulgaria’s Rescue of 50,000 Jews During the Holocaust

You have probably heard of "Schindler’s List" -- Steven Spielberg’s movie, which brought to life...

IDF’s Underground Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies

Time may be running out for one of Hamas' main weapons against Israel:...

World

Pro-Israel University of Maryland Professor Dismissed After Complaining of ...

A Jewish professor at the University of Maryland (UMD) who was dismissed months after complaining of facing religious discrimination plans...

Israel

Israel Moves to Prevent Palestinian Authority From Joining Interpol

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered his country's Foreign Ministry to increase its efforts to prevent the Palestinian Authority (PA) from joining the international police organization Interpol. The Palestinian...

Middle East

Iraqi Kurds Vote in Independence Referendum

JNS.org - The Kurdish region of Iraq commenced a historic referendum on Monday, allowing some five million Iraqi Kurds to vote on the creation of an independent state of Kurdistan. Kurdish...

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