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JAFI’s mission today is to “do all they can to ensure that every Jewish person feels an unbreakable bond to one another and to Israel no matter where they are in the world so that they … more
(JTA) — Reports in Poland and beyond about the desecration of a Jewish cemetery near Wroclaw are incorrect, Polish officials and Jewish community representatives said. Marek Magierowski, the … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli lawmaker Tzipi Livni announced that she would exit politics at the end of the current Knesset term, and pulled her HaTnua party out of the upcoming national elections. The party’s recent poll numbers showed that it would not make the electoral threshold to enter the next Knesset. more
(JTA) — An Israeli non-profit organization, SpaceIL, is poised to launch the first private spacecraft to the moon. The spacecraft, named Beresheet, or In The Beginning, is scheduled to be … more
(JTA) — Discussions about accessibility and inclusion for those with disabilities have become more mainstream in the Jewish world. But there are plenty of issues that still need to be addressed — … more
(JTA) — I lived in Minnesota for five years. My wife is from there; her family still lives there. When we return to visit, we have to reckon with a frightening reality: My in-laws’ newly … more
Instead of turning on the evening news to hear about violence, corrupt behavior, cover ups and witch hunts, I suggest you attend Trinity Rep’s latest production of … more
It may have been the greatest act of chutzpah in Jewish history.  After the Roman Empire destroyed the great temple in Jerusalem, and squashed subsequent rebellions, surviving Jews in the land of Israel and the Diaspora might have had good reason to give up and assimilate.  How could Judaism continue without a central place for sacrifices, or a government to enforce the biblical laws? more
Tu b’Shevat seders aren’t new – they’re just new to many of us. Started in the 16th century by the Kabbalists, the seders are beginning to take hold in the United States, much like sufganiyah is growing in popularity as a new Hanukkah tradition and oranges are popping up on Passover seder plates. more
Hadassah Rhode Island installed its executive board for 2019 during a meeting at The Phyllis Siperstein Tamarisk Assisted Living Residence, in Warwick, on Feb. 3. The board will be led by president … more
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