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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 –...

Features

Jewish Seniors Learn That ‘Love Can Happen at Any Age’

JNS.org - After her husband Jerry died, Harriet Vogel started writing letters to him. “I began doing [so] because it was therapeutic and...

‘Whitewashed’: The Sordid Story of UK Labour Party Antisemitism Laid Bare

"Just sitting in the early morning light, looking out over my beautiful garden,...

Unpacking the Message of Iran’s Missile Strike Against Islamic State

JNS.org - While Iran routinely threatens Israel, experts say that the Islamic Republic was...

World

UK Government Coalition Partner Urges Parliamentary Vote to Congratulate Is...

The parliamentary partner of Britain's ruling Conservative Party has submitted a resolution to the House of Commons congratulating Israel on...

Israel

Shin Bet Chief: Israel Has Thwarted 2,000 Terror Attacks Since 2016 Due to ...

JNS.org - The head of Israel’s Shin Bet security agency revealed on Tuesday the Jewish state has prevented about 2,000 terror attacks...

Middle East

Hamas Blames Palestinian Authority for Deaths of Gaza Infants

JNS.org - In an escalation of the feud between Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Tuesday, Hamas blamed the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority (PA) for the deaths of three infants who...

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