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All Texas synagogue hostages ‘out alive and safe’ after harrowing 12-hour standoff, suspect is...

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By Ron Kampeas and Andrew Lapin This is a developing story. (JTA) — All four hostages at a synagogue in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area were...

Breaking: 1 hostage freed, others remain as Texas synagogue hostage crisis stretches into hour...

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This is a developing story. Updated 8:30 p.m. (JTA) — A man is holding a rabbi and several congregants hostage at a synagogue in the Dallas-Fort...

50 years of women rabbis

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Fifty years ago, Sally Priesand was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, becoming the first woman rabbi ordained by an institution. What...

Here are ways to spend the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

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Jan. 15 is the birthday of the civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The national holiday in his name falls on Jan....

Bob Saget, comedian and ‘Full House’ actor, dies at 65

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Bob Saget, the comedian and actor famous for playing a wholesome sitcom father figure but who never lost his flair for raunchy comedy, has...

At Kol Ami, MLK Day and Tu B’Shevat coincide

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Every year, people worldwide recognize the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s efforts for racial justice and equality on his birthday. Kol Ami, the Northern...

Cardin, Raskin recall 2021 siege of Capitol

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Six days into 2021, the Capitol in Washington was breached for the first time since 1814, not by foreign adversaries but by domestic rioters. While...

This young US immigrant in Jerusalem is telling Israel’s story to the world

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Sponsored By Renee Ghert-Zand Tamar Schwarzbard is grateful for getting to tell Israel’s story to the world every day—not through lectures or opinion...

For these Orthodox women, balancing demanding careers with family life is worth the challenges

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Sponsored By Renee Ghert-Zand Share to TwitterShare to EmailShare to WhatsAppShare to More Orthodox Brooklyn native Chana Wircberg always knew she wanted to be...

Stewing in the District with Vered Guttman

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By Susan C. Ingram Vered Guttman is no stranger to comfort food. She grew up in Israel, learning cooking at the elbows of her Iraqi...