Hannover Shlucha, Now a Widow, Decides to Remain at Post

  The decision by Shlucha Shterna Wolff to remain living in Hannover even after the passing of her husband Rabbi Benny Wolff, OBM, is being viewed as an example of the Chabad way...

Jewish Astronaut Tweets From Space Station on Coronavirus Crisis

Jewish NASA astronaut Jessica Meir tweeted a hopeful message to everyone on Earth coping with the coronavirus pandemic as she looked down on Israel from the International Space Station...

Holocaust Survivor Delivers Opening Prayer in US House

JNS.org – A 90-year-old rabbi who survived the Holocaust delivered the opening prayer in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday. “As a young boy of 13 years, I was...

Kate Middleton Took Portraits of Holocaust Survivors and Grandchildren

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Kate Middleton, the duchess of Kensington, has released photo portraits she took of two Holocaust survivors with their grandchildren. The photos released on Monday, marked as International Holocaust Remembrance...

Grandma’s Hanukkah Gift Saved By Twitter

BY RON KAMPEAS (JTA) — It had all the elements of a Jewish holiday miracle: A doting grandmother, a grateful grandson and Asian food. Josh Israel says he had been dining with...

In Amsterdam World’s Priciest Menorah Gets New Life

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ AMSTERDAM (JTA) — For the Amsterdam Jewish Historical Museum, Hanukkah this year entailed the stressful chore of assembling the world’s most expensive menorah. Last week, the Rintel Menorah, a 266-year-old...

Astronaut Jessica Meir Tweets Hanukkah Message From Space

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Jewish astronaut Jessica Meir tweeted a Hanukkah greeting that included a photo of her holiday-themed socks with earth seen through the window in the background. “Happy Hanukkah...

Thousands of Brazilians Join Koolulam for YouTube Performance

BY MARCUS M. GILBAN SAO PAULO (JTA) – Thousands of Brazilians, Jews and non-Jews, joined a popular Israeli musicale held for the first time in Latin America. Some 3,000 people gathered Sunday...

Muslim Woman Deflects Antisemitic Tirade in London Underground

(JTA) — A Muslim woman wearing a hijab confronted a man on an Underground train in London who was verbally attacking a man and his sons, who were wearing...

Astronaut Jessica Meir Posts Photos of Israel She Took From Space

(JTA) — Jewish astronaut Jessica Meir posted photos of Israel that she took from space. “My father’s globe spanning journey as a surgeon from the Middle East, to Europe, and...
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This story originally appeared on Kveller. BY ARIELLE KAPLAN In the ultimate COVID-19 silver lining, the Broadway smash “Hamilton“ will be available to stream from the comfort of your...

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  By Dr. Gila Jedwab, DMD A friend of mine who lives in Israel messaged me on Facebook. She said that she went to pray at...

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COVID-19 Update July 2, 2020 I am very sad to report we have seen an uptick in COVID-19 cases. Nassau County was down to 25 cases...

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