NY Philanthropists Honored With Holocaust Museum Regional Award

Danielle Schwartz Auerbach and Nicole Pines Lieberman traveled from their homes in Manhattan to the Washington D.C. museum to memorialize the Days of Remembrance, America’s annual commemoration of the...

Islamic Terrorists Bomb Egyptian-Gaza Border Base

Islamic terrorists destroyed part of an Egyptian security building at Rafiah Saturday night, challenging Cairo’s control over the Sinai after the ceasefire with Israel. No one was injured in...

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...

Israeli Bobsled Team Wants to Compete in the Olympics

NEW YORK (JTA) — In the span of just a couple days, Chaim Raice went from never having been on a bobsled to being a contender to represent Israel...

Israel Puts a Special Spin on Cycling as Giro d’Italia Begins Friday

Israel enters uncharted territory on Friday when it begins hosting the three opening stages of the Giro d’Italia, the biggest international sporting event to be held in the country. The Giro,...

Mother’s Day flowers from Jewish Women International raise spirits, awareness

By Debra Rubin/JNS.org Click photo to download. Caption: The card for the 2013 Jewish Women International Mother's Day Flower Project. Credit: Jewish Women International. As the director of a shelter for...

Genetic Study Finds Widespread Sephardic Ancestry in Latin America

(JTA) — In a genetic study of 6,589 people from five Latin American countries, about a quarter displayed traces of what may be Sephardic Jewish ancestry. Geneticist Juan-Camilo Chacón-Duque and...

Israeli Thinks Hebrew May Be Basis for Words in Western Languages

English and European words such as alphabet, earth, loco and habitat could come from Hebrew, according to an independent Israeli linguistics researcher who has written a number of unpublished...

An Unforgettable Shabbat In Athens

By Dr. Jonathan Paley Though much ink has been spilled over the now infamous “Shabbos Flight” LY002, JFK-ATH-TLV, I feel it is vital to counter the cynical but predictable spin...

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Real Clear Daf: Are Eggs From Treifah Chicken Kosher?

We discussed this question on Thursday’s daf (58a). Ameimar there teaches that it depends on when the eggs formed. Eggs that formed before the...

Pompeo: Peace Plan to be Released After Israeli Elections

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Tuesday that the highly anticipated Trump administration’s peace plan for the Israelis and Palestinians — referred...

Ilhan Omar: 2012 Tweet About Israel Was ‘Offensive and Unfortunate’

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Ilhan Omar disavowed a 2012 tweet in which she said Israel had “hypnotized” the world, saying the term...

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