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(JTA) — The Israel-based humanitarian group IsraAID, B’nai B’rith International and Chabad are among those pitching in to help the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian’s … more
TEL AVIV — Shlomit Norman was only 42 when doctors diagnosed her with multiple myeloma — a bone marrow cancer with no known cure that rarely strikes people under the age of 65. At the time, … more
BUENOS AIRES (JTA) – Argentina will host the 15th  Pan American Maccabi games in its capital city Buenos Aires.   Every four years, the Maccabi World Union organizes the Pan … more
Israel’s next spacecraft will shoot higher than the moon more
(JTA) — On a recent speaking tour in North America, I was asked repeatedly about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn. Corbyn’s Labour has become an existential threat to … more
(JTA) — Israel held a national election seven weeks ago. It might hold another one in September. If that sounds weird to you, you’re right: Israel has a famously raucous political system, … more
JTA – The remains of 300 people killed by the Nazis and used by a German doctor for research will be buried in Berlin in May. The late Hermann Stieve kept tissue samples of the mostly female … more
On Monday evening, hundreds gathered in the parking lot of Masjid Al Kareem, the Islamic Center of Rhode Island in Providence, for a vigil in memory of the 50 murdered Friday in Christchurch, New Zealand. The comparisons to our community’s vigil in the aftermath of the October 2018 shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh were unavoidable. more
January Mystery box from Israel provides a sweet lesson for Cohen School students What’s more exciting than getting a surprise package in the mail? Getting it from Israel! The Cohen School at Torat Yisrael participated in an interactive “What’s in the Box” Israeli program. Providence native Rabbi Elan Adler, who now lives in Israel, shopped for Israeli treats and trinkets to mail to the school children. Upon seeing the box the students determined from the Hebrew words that the box was from Israel. There was an extra surprise for the school – in addition to filling the box, Rabbi Adler donated the box and all its contents in memory of Wendy B. Adler, a Sunday School teacher, and his sister-in-law, who passed away in 1997. more
JTA – A 20-year-old American-Israeli man convicted of making hundreds of bomb threats to Jewish community centers and Jewish schools in the United States and five other countries, as well … more
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