JDC Provides Tons of matzah, Holds Seders Worldwide

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is promoting the diversity of global Jewish life this Passover through its JDC Entwine ReOrdered Passover Kit — a do-it-yourself package including stories, toasts,...

Israeli Rabbinical Court Rejects Jewish Status of American Convert’s Son

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — A rabbinical court in Israel rejected the Jewish status of a man whose mother converted to Judaism in the 1970s and had the conversion...

Yid Parenting: Making Kids the Focal Point of the Seder

One of the first questions people ask the morning after the Seder is: “When did your Seder end?” Many people consider it a remarkable achievement to finish at 3...

Non-Orthodox Movements Left Out of Trump’s Meeting With Jewish Leaders

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — The leaders of three of the four major Jewish religious streams were not invited to a White House briefing on issues “impacting the community,”...

Binghamton Shabbat Student Dinner for 1,850 Goes Off Without a Hitch

While Israelis spent their Shabbat on April 5 gearing up for national elections, a group of Americans was getting their Shabbat underway with a little more than the usual...

Combat Officer’s Passover in the Sands of Kuwait

U.S. Capt. Sanford Cohen counts down the end of his deployment in Kuwait by the number of Shabbats, rather than days. “It’s a lot more manageable,” said Cohen, 38, from Staten...

Jerusalem-Based Group Ships Matzah to Polish Jewish Community

The Jerusalem-based organization Shavei Israel shipped two tons of matzah from Israel this week, consisting of 1,692 boxes of Matzot Aviv, 45 boxes of handmade shmurah (“guarded”) matzah and 90...

A Data-Driven Plan to Solve the Shidduch Crisis

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com In 1943, the MBA program at Harvard Business School was completely suspended.  The reason for this was the need to train U.S. army and...

Findings From Study of Jewish Grandparents Show Depth of Involvement

The first-ever national study of Jewish grandparents — commissioned by the Jewish Grandparents Network (JGN), in partnership with 17 national organizations and Jewish Federations — provides detailed information about...

Haredi Anglo Immigrants Buck the Trend of Voting in Blocs

By Sam Sokol BEIT SHEMESH, Israel (JTA) — On Saturday evening in this quiet Jerusalem suburb, hundreds of black-suited, predominantly American-born haredi Orthodox Jews gathered in a local synagogue. Representatives...
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Americans Like Jews, Don’t Know Much About Judaism

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — U.S. Jews know more about religion in general than their non-Jewish neighbors, a new survey shows. Americans who are not Jewish,...

Wissotzky Introduces Refreshing Nana Mint

American tea drinkers haven’t had news this revolutionary since the Boston Tea Party: Nana Mint is here. This slightly and naturally sweet cultivar of...

Pinchas: What’s the Line You Won’t Cross?

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman This is the parashah of Pinchas the Zealous. The courageous young priest stood up against idolatry and immorality and, in the...

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