Souls on Fire: Musings of a Shliach From Montana

By Rabbi Chaim Bruk It was just before the Seudah HaMafsekes on erev Yom Kippur. I turned to my wife and co-CEO, Chavie, and quipped, “Wouldn’t it be nice to...

Survey: Millennials Drifting From Traditional Jewish Institutions

(JPost) -- According to a recent study of Jewish millennials in 51 communities in North America, Europe and Australia, the millennial generation is disengaging from traditional organizations like synagogues and community...

What It Was Like to Grow Up Jewish in Iraq

BY BEN SALES NEW YORK (JTA) — When Ceen Gabbai argued with her first-grade teacher about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, she didn’t realize how big of a risk she was taking. The year...

Poll: 60 Percent of Jewish Israelis Plan to Fast on Yom Kippur

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — About 60 percent of Jewish Israelis plan to fast on Yom Kippur, a poll found, but synagogue attendance for Judaism’s holiest day is not nearly...

Hundreds of Etrogs Held Up by New Import Regulations in England

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Hundreds of etrogs, the citron fruit used for the holiday of Sukkot, were seized at an airport in England. The Animal and Plant Health Agency held up...

100 Olim Say Selichot in Western Wall Tunnels

Jewish Agency for Israel chair Isaac Herzog led 100 new olim (“new immigrants“) from 45 countries to selichot services — special prayers said by Jews worldwide during the days...

50,000-Plus Worshippers Pray in Uman for Rosh Hashanah

JNS.org – Tens of thousands of Jews from around the world have arrived in Uman, Ukraine, to spend Rosh Hashanah near the tomb of spiritual leader Rabbi Nachman of...

Jewish Population Worldwide Hits 14.8 Million

The global Jewish population hovers around 14.8 million ahead of Rosh Hashanah, according to estimates published by Professor Sergio Della Pergola of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the...

The David Project Officially Becomes Hillel’s Center for Community Outreach

The David Project, an Israel-advocacy group, has evolved into Hillel International’s Hillel U Center for Community Outreach. It became part of Hillel International’s Israel Engagement and Education department in 2017...

Synagogue in UAE Planned for 2022

(JTA) — Construction on the first official synagogue in the United Arab Emirates will begin in several months. The synagogue, slated to be completed by 2022, will be part of...
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