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Parents and grandparents pull up a chair next to the kids at Kol HaLev

Sunday school is no longer just for youngsters at Kol HaLev, a Baltimore-area Reconstructionist synagogue. Through its new “Making It Real” program, parents will be...

Arts & Life

In a rarity, Azerbaijan, a Muslim-majority republic, hosts Jewish festival with global reach

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Larry Luxner | JTA It’s a Muslim country that’s friendly toward Jews. It has an ancient culture virtually free of antisemitism that also boasts the...

You Should Know … Bailey Pasternak

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Bailey Pasternak has always been connected to Jewish life. The 19-year-old grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, attending day school through eighth grade before deciding...

Jewish NBA, WNBA owner cites ‘faith’ and ‘atonement’ in decision to sell teams

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Jacob Gurvis | JTA Robert Sarver, the Jewish owner of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, announced on Sept. 21 that he will...

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You Should Know … Bailey Pasternak

Bailey Pasternak has always been connected to Jewish life. The 19-year-old grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, attending day school through eighth grade before deciding...

Opinion

Parshat Ha’azinu: What is Moses trying to tell us?

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By Rabbah Arlene Berger | Special to JT Parshat Ha’azinu is the second to last chapter in the Torah. We’ve been schlepping across the desert...

Everyone’s buddy

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Rabbi Moshe Hauer | Special to JT A very good friend of mine passed away last month. His name was Louis Sapolsky, but everyone knew...

An EU opportunity

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In 1995, Israel and the European Union (EU) entered into an Association Agreement which called for ministerial-level meetings between EU representatives and Israel at...

Nation and World

World Briefs: Jewish woman to be knighted for helping Sephardic Jews gain Spanish citizenship...

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Jewish woman to be knighted for helping Sephardic Jews gain Spanish citizenship Doreen Alhadeff was the first American Jew granted Spanish citizenship under Spain’s 2015...

World Briefs: Biden to host first-ever White House Rosh Hashanah party and more

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Biden to host first-ever White House Rosh Hashanah party U.S. President Joe Biden is bringing a Jewish High Holiday celebration to the White House for...

For Jews with eating disorders, new traditions aim to make Yom Kippur a safer...

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Shonna Levin is an Orthodox Jew, but she didn’t spend last Yom Kippur in a synagogue. The activist in Brooklyn, N.Y., had planned to set...

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Food & Dining

Stuffed vegetables: A beloved Jewish tradition

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Naomi Ross | Special to JT The Jewish year and lifecycle, especially Shabbat and Yom Tov, are a huge part of what keeps us busy...

Fish and fall fruits to break the Yom Kippur fast

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By Ethel G. Hofman It’s tradition! After Neilah services at my synagogue on Yom Kippur, there’s a surge to tables of light fare typically set...

Two retro holiday dishes that deserve a comeback, according to these food writers

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JT Staff and The Nosher Kumput was Yiddish-accented name for stewed, dried fruit compote favored by food writer and cookbook author Ronnie Fein grandmother. “When...

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Nefesh B’Nefesh Celebrates 20 Years and its 75,000th Oleh

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By DAVID BRUMMER The summer of 2022 promises to be an especially busy one for Nefesh B’Nefesh (NBN), which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year....