Jedwab: Our Day in DC

  Five days. That’s how long it took Women for America First to organize their rally in Washington, D.C., a rally that blew the roof off all expectations. Over one...

Jedwab: My Day in Scranton

  Monday morning, November 2, feels like two lifetimes ago. Our epic day started like this. It was just barely 9 a.m. when I reached out to my friend Michalli;...

OU Partners With Ritz Carlton Manama to Provide Kosher Food

  Beginning later this month, the luxurious Ritz Carlton Hotel in Manama, Bahrain, will become the first hotel in the kingdom to offer kosher-certified food through the help of Orthodox...

Up Close With Joanna Landau, Founder, CEO of Vibe Israel

  For the past decade, the perception among Americans is that Israel’s economic identity is tied to technological innovation. However, newly released research commissioned by nonprofit Vibe Israel shows that...

What I’ve Learned About Emirati Culture As the Chief Rabbi’s Wife

By MICHELLE WALDMAN SARNA, PhD (JTA) — Jews around the world are rightfully celebrating the historic and euphoric peace agreement between Israel and the UAE — and so are Emiratis. In particular, Israelis are looking forward...

Mindbiz: Husband’s Travel Bug Crushed By COVID

Dear Esther, My husband, Chaim, and I have always loved to travel. We both share a tremendous curiosity about the world and are interested in lands far and near. Thank...

Ukraine, Belarus Argue Over Breslovers Stranded at Border

Ukraine accused Belarus on Wednesday of trying to escalate a row over 2,000 Hasidic Jewish pilgrims stranded at a border crossing after Ukrainian border guards did not allow them...

Israeli Tourism In The Time Of Corona

By Dina Davidovics Virtually every tourism-related business in Israel has taken a hit from COVID-19. In the first half of 2020, there were only 794,600 tourists to Israel compared with...

Other Side of the Bench: The Conventional Catskills

  It was extremely weird yet incredibly nostalgic. We don’t go away often for Shabbos, and when we do it’s for a family simcha or perhaps a celebratory weekend of...

Ukraine, Israel, Urge Uman Pilgrims to Stay Home for Rosh Hashanah

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Ukraine’s interior minister said his country will implement a ban on the convergence of foreign pilgrims at Uman for the annual Rosh Hashanah pilgrimage as a coronavirus...
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