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Jerusalem cultural center launches rich online offerings

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner When Passover last year became the first Jewish holiday to take place since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a...

Israel’s first Black Cabinet member knows the aliyah struggle

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To immigrate to Israel from Ethiopia, Pnina Tamano-Shata’s family had to trek on foot through the desert to Sudan in the middle of a...

Why does Netanyahu keep winning, and whatever happened to the Israeli left?

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Israel is about to hold its fourth elections in just two years, a sign of political instability. Yet in each of the six national...

Israeli Orthodox politicians are again attacking Reform Jews

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Israel’s two largest Orthodox political parties both released ads last week attacking Reform Jews. One video featured pictures of dogs in kippahs with a voiceover...

Israeli Supreme Court rules state must grant citizenship to non-Orthodox Jewish converts

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Israel must grant citizenship to Jews who converted to Judaism in Israel under non-Orthodox auspices, its Supreme Court ruled Monday, possibly igniting another round...

Shlomo Hillel, who spearheaded mass aliyah of Iraqi Jews, dies at 97

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Shlomo Hillel’s life spanned the length and breadth of Israel’s immigrant story and he played a critical role in many of its chapters. Hillel, who...
Then-Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in 2016

Biden and Netanyahu, in first phone call since US leader’s inauguration, speak for an...

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President Joe Biden called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nearly a month into his first term — a time frame that drew criticism from...

Creating local programming, Russian-speaking Jews bolster unique Jewish identity

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner Belarus native Igor Litvin cares about the Earth. He’s also passionate about his Jewish identity. Not long ago, the Minsk resident decided to...

Israeli researchers use novel methods to seek treatments for deadly pancreatic cancer

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  Sponsored By Larry Luxner By the time Barbara Goodman was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in October 2001, there were already 30 tumors in her...

10 heartwarming Jewish stories from 2020, a year to otherwise forget

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By Gabe Friedman There’s no sugarcoating it: 2020 was a difficult, trying, tragic year. But just because COVID-19 dominated the headlines and our personal lives, that...