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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...

Features

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

US Jewish, Pro-Israel Groups Mourn Sudden Death of Civil Rights Icon Elijah...

Many American Jewish and pro-Israel groups expressed condolences on Thursday over the sudden death of US Congressman Elijah Cummings. In a...

Israel

After Latest Unity Offer Rejected, Israeli Coalition Talks Remain Stalemate...

After a day of speculation, Israel’s centrist Blue and White party rejected a unity government proposal from Prime Minister Benjamin...

Middle East

Gaza’s Growing Pet Population Stretches Scant Vet Resources

Palestinians in Gaza are increasingly turning to domestic pets for emotional comfort from the harsh realities of the economically-depressed enclave but the growing animal population is stretching ill-equipped veterinarian facilities. Some...

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