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On March 5, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, applauded House passage of H.R. 938, the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014.  The legislation, authored by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen … more
 JTA – Bags of seeds from the Israeli seed company Hazera Genetics line the shelves of one warehouse. Another houses rolls of plastic from StePac, an Israeli firm whose bags can keep vegetables fresher for longer. In a third warehouse are rows of … more
Ukraine, Europe’s second largest country, is in crisis and the Jewish population has been affected by the turmoil. The complicated relationship between Ukraine and Russia is not new. Ousted President Viktor Yanukovych claimed his intentions were … more
Despite the fact that you might still be wearing your parka and snow boots, spring is on its way. That means that gardening isn’t far off either. Ah, the meditative pleasure of digging in the soil and the gourmand’s joy in biting into that ripe … more
When Temple Habonim moved to its current site on New Meadow Road in Barrington, we had the challenge of designing a temple in what had been a schoolhouse as well as the town’s school administration building. We wanted to maintain the classic … more
In the United States, Mardi Gras is primarily associated with New Orleans. In French (once the predominant language in Louisiana), Mardi Gras means literally “Fat Tuesday.” It is so called because of the custom of eating rich foods, such as … more
JTA – A foundation that distributes free Jewish books to Jewish children in North America and Israel is launching an initiative to deliver Arabic books to Israeli-Arab preschoolers. The Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s PJ Library and Sifriyat … more
University of Rhode Island students will have a chance to learn more about the Crusades in a new field program in Israel this summer. History professors Bridget Buxton and Joëlle Rollo Koster will lead the six-credit undergraduate course in the … more
On Friday, March 21, the new Walter Feldman Gallery at the Arts & Business Council (A&BC) of Greater Boston will be inaugurated with a mini retrospective of Feldman’s work. The show will celebrate his work and legacy, as well as the beginning of … more
On Wednesday, February 19, students, faculty and community members came to URI Hillel to hear Shir Mnuchin, an Israeli, tell her mother’s story and see an excerpt from the documentary “Shadow in Baghdad.” The film details Linda Abdul-Aziz’s … more
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