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There’s a new test for cancer risks from a longtime Jewish genetic screening program

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Sponsored By Renee Ghert-Zand After discovering a suspicious lump in her breast one day while in the shower, Abby Match was...

Is pro-Israel advocacy in crisis? A war exposes fault lines.

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When a Jewish Democratic congressman initiated a letter last week demanding increased assistance for the Palestinians following the latest Israel-Gaza war, he laid bare...

Netanyahu changed the way Americans view Israel — but not always in the way...

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In 2001, when he was out of office and in what he thought was a private setting, Benjamin Netanyahu boasted, “I know what America...

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has torn apart Chicago’s biggest Facebook moms group

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By Philissa Cramer The tens of thousands of Chicago mothers in a private Facebook group called MamaHive typically post about sleepless babies, strollers and playgroups. But...

What’s a ‘Jew of no religion’? 3 American Jews open up about their...

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Jesse Wilks had a bar mitzvah — just not a religious one. His parents raised him in a secular home in New York City but...

The new Pew: ‘Jewish Americans in 2020’

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By Toby Tabachnick  “Jewish Americans in 2020,” Pew’s first deep dive into Jewish life in the U.S. since 2013, paints a picture of a population...

Jewish schools focus on anti-racist education

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner After George Floyd was murdered last May at the hands of Minneapolis police, and protests and demonstrations spread around the country, students...

Immunologist warns against pandemic fatigue

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Immunologist Paul Offit is worried about what he views as a growing desensitization to the statistics on COVID-19 infection rates and death tolls. “I know...

What Jewish summer camp will look like this year

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Last year at this time, the message out of Jewish summer camps was one of doom and gloom. In April 2020, the Union for Reform...

Interest in immigrating to Israel from US soars despite pandemic-era challenges

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Rachel and Yosef Gross immigrated to Israel in February 2020, and due to the pandemic, Rachel was unable to fly to Chicago to visit...