Long Island Shuls May Open Wednesday at 25% Capacity

(JTA) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that houses of worship in most of the state can reopen on a limited scale. Cuomo announced on Saturday that as New York’s recovery...

Why Mevo Modi’im Is Right for You

By Benjamin Eckman Mevo Modi’im (מְבוֹא מוֹדִיעִים) is centrally located in the heart of Israel. It is 30 minutes from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, 5 minutes from Modi’in and 10...

‘The Land Is in My Dreams’: Journey of a Song

By Toby Klein Greenwald This story appears to have begun in 1984 but, in truth, it began in 1967. That was when I read the book by Elie Wiesel, "The Jews...

COVID-19: Master Class in Disability Inclusion

By Elie Klein I am so proud of us. All of us. Though the coronavirus crisis bears an eerie resemblance to the pandemic portrayed in Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion (2011), one marked...

Federation Video Provides Global Link to Israel’s 72nd Birthday

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — Actors Shira Haas, Ben Platt and Josh Malina were among the stars who joined a virtual ceremony on Wednesday celebrating Israel’s 72nd Independence Day. The hourlong ceremony,...

Edwin Black Show Caters to The New Remote Age

By Edwin Black Nothing will be the same as we enter our new age — the remote age. We can wish for a return to the jam-packed days that effervesced...

Looking Back at Israel at 70

A photo essay by Judah S. Harris The night of Yom Haatzmaut in 2018 was like every other year in Israel. There were celebrations across the country. Partying of different...

Israelis Sing ‘Hatikvah’ on Balconies at End of Memorial Day Ceremony

At the end of Monday night’s nationally-televised Memorial Day ceremony, many Israelis across the country went on to their balconies or porches and sang the national anthem, “Hatikvah.” The annual...

London’s Jewish Chronicle Saved From Extinction

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) – The Jewish Chronicle of London, the world’s longest running Jewish publication, has been saved from liquidation and transferred to new owners. A consortium from the Jewish community...

Blazing Saddles Now Streaming for Chol HaMoed Fun

Social distancing and staying inside is hard. Thankfully, accessing good things to watch during this time is not. This is the second installation of a weekly column on Jewish movies and...
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BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — One thing we know about elections is that Jewish voters can make a difference. Take Florida: The Sunshine State’s Jewish...

Many Americans’ July 4 Celebrations Go Virtual as COVID-19 Cases Surge

On a holiday weekend that would typically draw crowds to watch fireworks, march in parades and wave the red, white and blue, many Americans...

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