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ARTICLES BY: Paul Foer / JNS.org


January 24, 2014 2:05 am
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After 250 Years at Touro Synagogue, Jewish History is Alive and Well in Newport

JNS.org - NEWPORT, RI—It is best known as one of America's most celebrated and picturesque seaside towns, a summer playground for the rich, a...

November 19, 2013 12:26 pm
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Gomez Mill House, Oldest Jewish Site in North America, Approaches 300th Anniversary

JNS.org - MARLBOBO, N.Y.—The oldest Jewish site in North America is not Newport's famed Touro Synagogue, or any other synagogue. Rather, it is a...

April 10, 2013 7:07 am
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The Arab Spring, Israel and Bahrain’s 38 Jews in the Eyes of Jewish Ambassador to U.S. (INTERVIEW)

Tiny Bahrain consists mainly of a 34-mile island connected to Saudi Arabia by a causeway, but aside from having modest oil and gas reserves,...

December 13, 2012 5:32 pm
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The Yiddish Language’s Literal and Figurative Rescuer

AMHERST, MA—Aaron Lansky's decades-long mission is typified by an "emergency" call he once received on a wintry night, summoning him to New York to rescue thousands...

November 14, 2012 12:09 am
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New York State’s Oldest Continually Occupied Synagogue Not in the City You’d Expect

TROY, NY—The city of Troy, NY (population 50,129), is just a few miles upriver from the state capital of Albany and is known as the...

November 13, 2012 8:23 am
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The Much-Vaunted ‘Jewish Vote’ Needs to be Demythologized

The much-vaunted "Jewish vote" garnered even more attention this election than it normally does, culminating perhaps in one newscast that basically stated how Florida's Jewish...

November 9, 2012 10:04 am
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Jewish Jamaica, Then and Now

The many Cohens and Levys in the Jamaican phone books may not be practicing Jews, though they most likely recognize that they may be descendants...

October 12, 2012 5:03 pm
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Electronic and Cyber Communication in Relationships: Futility or Utility?

The 30-something businessman was just finishing lunch when a text message came to his fancy device in his suit pocket. "Dear Mark, I am sorry but I'm...

October 4, 2012 12:05 pm
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‘Harvesting People and Pickles’: An Inside Look at Jewish Farming

FALLS VILLAGE, CONN.—Nadav Slovin cultivates the fields of potatoes and other crops in the rural Litchfield Hills of northwestern Connecticut. As he moves between the...

August 12, 2012 1:09 am
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JDate: The Weekend

It was not beautiful Jewish maidens who greeted me at JDate's recent Club Getaway weekend in rural Connecticut, but a couple of guys...

June 19, 2012 2:47 pm
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The Forgotten Jewish Aviator

As the clouds and rain gave way to evening sunshine at Maryland's historic College Park Airport, Rabbi Gil Steinlauf of Washington, DC's Adas Israel...

June 13, 2012 4:07 pm
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Jewish Ties to the U.S. Naval Academy

June marks the arrival of a new Jewish chaplain, Lieutenant Joshua Sherwin, at the sprawling United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. But the Jewish...

May 2, 2012 1:28 pm
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One of America’s Most Influential Jews Leaves The Israel Project

The frontlines of the Arab-Israeli dispute are not just at border crossings, West Bank towns or Gaza streets, but play out in Washington...

April 17, 2012 2:32 pm
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Jamaica’s New Rabbi

How was this year's seder different from all other years at Shaare Shalom Synagogue in Kingston, Jamaica? It marked the Passover debut of Rabbi Dana...

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

Jews Cast Weary Eye on German Election Results, With Strong Showing of Far-...

As expected, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was reelected on Sunday to a fourth term in office in her country’s federal...

Israel

‘The Jewish People Know What It Is to Struggle for an Independent Hom...

As five million Kurds in northern Iraq prepare for Monday's historic referendum on independence, Israelis from across the political spectrum...

Middle East

Syria to Top Agenda During Russian Defense Minister’s First Visit to ...

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will visit the Jewish state in October and meet with his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman,...

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