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Some Jewish groups are quiet on far-right extremists’ election in Israel

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Few of the American Jewish groups who would not speak out about the prospect of extremists in government before Israel’s elections have done so...

In a rarity, Azerbaijan, a Muslim-majority republic, hosts Jewish festival with global reach

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  Sponsored By Larry Luxner BAKU, Azerbaijan — It’s a Muslim country that’s friendly toward Jews. It has an ancient culture virtually free of antisemitism...

With $73 million and counting, this organization is the backbone of the Jewish aid...

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner Almost as soon as Russia’s bombs began falling in Ukraine, prompting millions of Ukrainians to flee the war zone, Jewish aid groups...

Over 75,000 immigrants later, aliyah organization is about a lot more than charter flights

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner Erica Weintraub, 18, long had dreamed of immigrating to Israel and joining the Israel Defense Forces. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Weintraub...

On the bus with the army of pro-Israel TikTok influencers

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By Deborah Danan  A  group of fired-up 20-somethings crush together in the aisle of the bus, singing at the top of their lungs, “WE’RE GOING...

Decades after the Holocaust, efforts to return Nazi-looted art are slow, steady

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It’s never just as simple as “finders keepers, losers weepers.” In June, the Philadelphia Museum of Art returned a 16th-century marksman’s shield in its possession...

In an era of war, Ukrainian refugee kids get a summer break thanks to...

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Sponsored By Stewart Ain Before Olga decided to flee Ukraine, she and her 16-year-old daughter sat in the basement of their home while Russian rockets fell...

Israeli tech leader launches new human health collaboration to solve urgent real-world problems

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner If thinking you’re sick can make you feel sick, is there a way to train your brain — and...
Falash Mura children help hang the washing outside their home in Gondar, Ethiopia, May 29, 2022.

How Israel’s Falash Mura immigration from Ethiopia became a painful 30-year saga with no...

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GONDAR, Ethiopia — It was love at first sight for Wesom Mellese when his wife stepped into his metal shop 17 years ago. “Her...

Ukrainians welcomed in Israel with kittens and paperwork

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JERUSALEM – A ballroom at Jerusalem’s Caesar Hotel on Jaffa Road was strikingly quiet, considering that it was Purim in the rest of the...