Lone Soldiers Get a Helping Hand on Annual ‘Personal Errands Day’

Nefesh B’Nefesh and Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) hosted its sixth annual “Yom Siddurim,” or “personal errands day,” for lone soldiers last week. The day, organized with the Israel...

Families of Space Shuttle Columbia Crew Visit Israel

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Members of seven families of the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia came to Israel to celebrate Israeli Space Week at the behest of...

Bimbo Bakeries USA Confirms Kosher Re-Certification

The bread is back. After removing kosher certification from many of its items in 2017, Bimbo Bakeries USA will once again be selling kosher products. “After hearing from our loyal kosher...

Miami Heat Forward Honors Jewish Teen Who Fell to His Death

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A Miami Heat basketball player honored a Florida Jewish teen who fell nine stories to his death. Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow on Thursday wrote “RIP...

EU Gives Nearly $1 Million to Map Jewish Cemeteries

(JTA) — The European Union has awarded close to $1 million to a project that aims to map and survey at least 1,500 Jewish cemeteries in the continent’s east. The European Jewish...

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habitat could come from Hebrew, according to an independent Israeli linguistics researcher who has written a number of unpublished...

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...

Rambo (the Dog) Lauded By Israel’s President

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Rambo the dog visited the president of Israel, who honored him for his role in capturing a Palestinian terrorist. Rambo, a 5-year-old Belgian Shepherd mix, was injured...

Rescued Near East Artifacts From Antiquity Robbers Displayed in Jerusalem

A collection of artifacts that were stolen but later rescued will be on display at the end of the month at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem. The museum will open...

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...

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The Way It Is: Programmed For Pesach

  It’s that time of year again. The season is here when we see the advertisements for Pesach programs. Most of us are still sweeping...

Trump Signs Proclamation Recognizing Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looking on, President Donald Trump signed a proclamation recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the...

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  What would you do if you had $18,000 to burn? We should all have such problems. In case you were wondering, yes, that was me in...

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