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Varda Meyers Epstein is a third-generation Pittsburgher now living in Israel for over three decades. A mother of 12, Varda serves as a communications writer at a car donation program that underwrites educational initiatives for children, Kars4Kids, and blogs on politics at several media outlets including Israellycool.

ARTICLES BY: Varda Meyers Epstein


August 24, 2018 11:24 am
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Why I Believe That Jews Shouldn’t Criticize Israel

Is there such a thing as “legitimate criticism” of Israel? Furthermore, should the identity of the critic have an impact on how we view the...

October 20, 2017 11:55 am
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What Really Happened With Saeb Erekat’s Lung Transplant?

Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian Authority (PA) peace negotiator and Secretary-General of the PLO executive committee, underwent a successful lung transplant in northern Virginia last Friday. There is...

June 27, 2014 4:22 pm
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Israel is Engaged in a War of Words

The Middle East conflict is a war of words. In some cases, words are assigned new meanings. In other cases, propagandistic phrases are insistently pounded...

Culture

Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a...

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including...

Features

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...

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...

A New Generation of Galvanized Young Jews Fight Antisemitism on Campus

JNS.org - IfNotNow (INN) has a plan. It’s determined, according to its website, to...

World

Trump, Iran’s Rouhani Exchange Threats, Insults on UN’s World S...

US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani exchanged taunts at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday with...

Israel

Netanyahu Says Israel Will Continue Syria Operations to Prevent Iranian Ent...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel would continue to carry out military operations in Syria, issuing the...

Middle East

Iran Revolutionary Guards Threaten to Avenge Military Parade Attack

Iran's Revolutionary Guards vowed on Sunday to wreak "deadly and unforgettable" vengeance for a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including 12 of their comrades, and...

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