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Adin Steinsaltz made the Talmud more accessible

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  By Ben Harris Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, the acclaimed scholar whose landmark translation of the Talmud enabled a vast readership to access one of Judaism’s...

Retooled approach for special-ed students brings surprising results during distancing era

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Sponsored By Eric Berger When Racheli Friedbauer, now 11, was enrolled four years ago in a Jewish special education program, it changed her life. Due to a...

Deluged by pandemic needs, Israeli doctors get help from unlikely source: robots

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner JERUSALEM — Orthopedic surgeons at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center on Mount Scopus recently welcomed a newcomer to their team. She’s incredibly efficient, never...

Despite crises at home, US Jewish charities keep sending money to Israel

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SPONSORED By Larry Luxner Some 200 Israeli foster children with emotional and physical needs are riding out the coronavirus pandemic at the Ahava Children and Youth...

Jewish Republicans come to praise Trump, but also how to sell him to other...

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When Jewish Republicans met online this weekend to talk about the best way to defeat Joe Biden, the conversation kept sliding back to a...

4 lessons we can learn from civil rights hero John Lewis

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By Mark Pelavin ST. MICHAELS, Md. — The day is one of my most vivid and treasured memories. I was associate director of the Religious...

This Jewish real estate developer pushed to integrate the suburbs

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By Lisa Keys To those with a passing knowledge of architecture, the name Joseph Eichler is synonymous with the iconic mid-century modern homes that help...
Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal

Conservative leader Jacob Blumenthal looks at how his movement has adapted to COVID-19

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In a pandemic, Conservative synagogues are all pretty much in the same boat, whether in Washington, D.C., or Washington State. That’s the view of...

Poway rabbi pleads guilty to tax fraud

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The rabbi who lost a finger in a shooting attack on a Chabad synagogue in Poway, California, in 2019 pleaded guilty to tax fraud. Rabbi...

Julian Edelman invites DeSean Jackson to have ‘uncomfortable conversations’ about anti-Semitism and Black Lives...

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New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman invited fellow NFL star DeSean Jackson to have “uncomfortable conversations” about anti-Semitism and the hatred of Blacks. Edelman was...