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Surgeons use ROSA robot for knee surgery

Deluged By Pandemic Needs, Israeli Doctors Get Help From Unlikely Source: Robots

By Larry Luxner JERUSALEM — Orthopedic surgeons at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center on Mount Scopus recently welcomed a newcomer to their team. She’s incredibly efficient, never...
Volunteers at a food distribution center in New York run by the Met Council on Jewish Poverty. (Courtesy of Met Council)

For Jews Hit Hard by the Pandemic, a New Worry — Not Having Enough...

BY JENNIFER RICHLER In early April, a Jewish couple in Pittsburgh did something they never thought they’d ever have to do: They contacted their local kosher...
The relationship between American Jews and Israel has ebbed and flowed since the Jewish state’s founding in 1948, punctuated by a series of watershed events. The most pronounced of these, experts say, include the Six Day War, the 1982 Lebanon War, the Oslo Peace Accords between Israel and the PLO, and the Second Intifada. In a few weeks, you can add “Israeli annexation of the West Bank” to that list.

What Does Annexation Mean for American Jews?

By Arno Rosenfeld The relationship between American Jews and Israel has ebbed and flowed since the Jewish state’s founding in 1948, punctuated by a series...
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Largest Jewish Group in UK Commissions Report on the Prejudice Black Jews Face

The largest Jewish communal organization in the United Kingdom has launched a commission aimed at investigating the prejudices that British Jews of color face...

Israel Bonds CEO Israel Maimon Talks Pandemic, Uncertainty

The Israeli economy has contended this spring with a third national election in less than a year, a prime minister under indictment, and a...
relatives of Fiet Aussen get lifted up by a crane

At a Dutch Nursing Home, Families Visit by Being Lifted up With a Crane

AMSTERDAM — Video calls weren’t really cutting it for Fiet Aussen, a 91-year-old widow who has spent the past six weeks in lockdown at...
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Poland’s oldest known rescuer of Jews shares an epic WWII love story

WARSAW, Poland — Today, at 100 years old, Jozef Walaszczyk is Poland’s oldest known living rescuer of Jews. But he was fortunate enough just to...
Holocaust survivors

COVID Emergency Fund Launched for Holocaust Survivors

To increase support for agencies caring for Holocaust survivors, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany on April 6 announced it had created...
Frida Wattenerg

Taking Stock of Those Lost to Coronavirus

By JTA and Jesse Berman COVID-19 is often discussed in terms of numbers. This is the number of days a person must remain quarantined. These...

Jeremy Corbyn’s Incoming Replacement Publicly Supports Zionism, Vows to Combat anti-Semitism in Labour

A British lawmaker who has said that he supports Zionism will replace Jeremy Corbyn as the head of Britain’s Labour Party. Keir Starmer, who managed...