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A Guide to Compensation and Eligibility for Holocaust Survivors

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As the world marks World Holocaust Remembrance Day, out of some 200,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel and another 200,000 around the world, tens of...
Russian president speaks from podium with emblem of Israel on it.

Putin Skews Holocaust History at Global Auschwitz Commemoration Event

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s prime speaking slot at a Holocaust commemoration event here this week was generating controversy even before the...

Trump: Peace Plan May be Revealed in Coming Days

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President Donald Trump said he may unveil his long-awaited plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace before a planned meeting next Tuesday in Washington with Israeli Prime...

Colombia’s Day of the Little Candles Looks an Awful Lot like Chanukah

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Jews in Colombia preparing for Hanukkah saw something earlier this month that no doubt looked very familiar. On the night of Dec. 7, streets, plazas,...

Israeli Researchers Offer New Hope for Cancer Survivors Suffering From Side Effects of Treatment

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BY SHELLEY A. SACKETT NOVEMBER 26, 2019 2:20 PM Emil and and the author, Shelley A. Sackett, shortly before Emil's death in 2019 at the age of 82....

I’m so Glad I’m Raising My Kids in Israel, Here’s Why

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This story originally appeared on Kveller. BY SHIRA LANKIN SHEPS Back when I lived in America, I wouldn’t have called myself a helicopter parent. I would have said...

Why Jersey City’s Jewish Mayor Didn’t Wait to Call the Shooting an Anti-Semitic Attack

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‘I Knew at the Time, Based on the Circumstances, That it Was a Hate Crime’ Why Jersey City’s Jewish mayor didn’t wait to call the shooting...
Rabbi Rory Katz

Conservative Movement Looks to the Future on the Eve of 2020

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For the first time in almost two decades, the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ) and the Rabbinical Assembly (RA) held a collaborative convention...

France to Open Hate-Crimes Bureau After Jewish Cemetery Desecrated

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By JNS Staff and Marcy Oster / JTA Following the discovery of a mass desecration of graves at a Jewish cemetery in Strasbourg on Dec....
Natan Sharansky (Nathan Roi)

Soviet Dissident Natan Sharansky to Be Awarded the ‘Jewish Nobel Prize’

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Reknowned refusnik and advocate for democracy Natan Sharansky will be awarded the 2020 Genesis Prize, the Genesis Prize Foundation announced Tuesday, Dec. 10. Dubbed “the...