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Extended Family: Jewish Foster Mom Has Cared for 150 Children and Counting

JNS.org - Two power strips with 10 outlets. Bunk beds, stress balls, and enough kinetic sand to fill the Tel Aviv beach. One mother. Meet...

April 3, 2014 5:35 pm

When the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Parents are Divorced

Although festive and meaningful events, bar mitzvahs, like weddings, are always full of anxiety and stress. Even more so when the parents of the child are divorced! Whether lavish or simple, the bar or bat mitzvah...

Nick Crews and Jewish parenting 101

"Anyone who has the capability to protest the sinful conduct of his household and does not protest, he is himself liable for the sins of the members of his household." —Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 54a By...

Jewish Day School Rejects Boy Scouts Policy Towards Gays and Lesbians

The Gold Ochs Academy is taking a stand for the rights of gays and lesbians. According to a report on the New Jersey Jewish News website, the conservative Jewish day school in West Orange will...

July 26, 2012 2:40 pm

The Risk of High Cholesterol Among Young Ashkenazi Jews

Familial hypercholesterolemia is a common genetic condition that can cause dangerously high levels of cholesterol...

February 2, 2012 3:57 pm

Ayelet Galena: A Perfect Soul, Returned

Seth and Hindy Poupko Galena honored the memory of their beloved daughter, two...

January 31, 2012 2:08 pm

What Are You Teaching Your Children?

There are two ways to raise your children: you either shut them down or you...

August 1, 2011 1:32 am

To Wed a Daughter, to Sell a Kidney

My eldest daughter, Mushki, is engaged and will be married in a few months, God...

June 7, 2011 11:31 am

Does Father’s Day Matter?

I may be a rabbi, living and working at the heart of New York City,...

Features

New York Times Amends Palestinian Terrorist Barghouti’s Op-Ed Amid Outcry

JNS.org - A day after convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti wrote a New York...

World

US Justice Department Charges Teen Over JCC Bomb Threats

JNS.org - The US Justice Department filed criminal charges Friday against an Israeli-American teenager who is accused of making more than 150 bomb threats against Jewish institutions in early 2017, stoking...

Israel

Palestinian Teen Arrested After Stabbing, Wounding 4 in Tel Aviv Attack

Israeli police say an 18-year-old Palestinian stabbed and lightly wounded four people in Tel Aviv before being arrested. It remains unclear whether Sunday's attack was politically motivated.

Middle East

Israeli Army Strikes Syria After Three Mortars Hit Golan Heights

The IDF announced on Friday evening that it had attacked the sources of three mortars fired into the northern Golan Heights earlier that day. Friday afternoon, a mortar shell exploded in...

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