Israeli Runner Lonah Chemtai Salpeter Places Second in New York Marathon

(November 7, 2022 / JNS) Israeli runner Lonah Chemtai Salpeter placed second in the New York City Marathon on Sunday. She came only seven seconds behind the winner with a time of two...

Why Is There a Lincoln Street in Jerusalem?

By Gedaliah Borvick I love the streets of Jerusalem whose inspiring names bring thousands of years of Jewish history to life. And yet, one of my favorite streets in central...

Camp Simcha Welcomes Locals to Warming Center as Second Storm Looms

Camp Simcha, a project of Chai Lifeline, has emerged as a beacon of light by opening up its facilities as a warming center for area residents left in the...

“Lion of Zion” Ari Fuld Still Roars

By Tammy Mark How can strangers across the world connect so quickly and deeply with each other? Deep bonds can often come through tragedy or through shared values. In Michal...

Jewish Poet Louise Gluck Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — Louise Gluck, the American granddaughter of Hungarian Jews, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. Gluck, 77, was awarded “for her unmistakable poetic voice that...

Bahraini, UAE Representatives Attend Hanukkah Ceremony at Kotel

A delegation from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain took part in a Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall on Monday night. Speaking at the event, Western Wall Rabbi...

Camp Mesorah Has a Summer to Remember

  By Yehoshua Segal Starting in mid-March 2020, the coronavirus spread throughout the world and there was no certainty as to what the future would hold. No one knew how long...

Small Synagogues Discuss Returning to Full Operations

Responding to the challenges that many smaller Orthodox Jewish shuls are experiencing in engaging and growing their communities during the pandemic, the Orthodox Union’s Pepa and Rabbi Joseph Karasick...

Yeshiva University Names 8 Undergraduate Valedictorians for 2020

  On June 14, 2020, over 1,800 students from Yeshiva University’s undergraduate and graduate schools will receive their degrees at YU’s 89th annual commencement exercises, this year to be held...

Jewish Day School Teacher Turns Chai Into $50,000 on Jeopardy!

(JTA) — Astute viewers could find plenty of signs during the recent “Jeopardy!” Teachers Tournament that one leading contestant had some Jewish bona fides. There was the fact that Meggie...
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Gaza Terrorists Fire Rockets Into Israel, Prompting IDF Retaliatory Strikes Against Hamas

(January 27, 2023 / JNS) Palestinian terrorists fired a barrage of rockets from the Gaza Strip at Israeli communities overnight Thursday, prompting retaliatory strikes by the IDF...

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