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Israeli President Isaac Herzog, President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid applaud and cheer as they attend the opening ceremony of the Maccabiah Games at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem on July 14.

World Briefs: Biden the first president to appear at Maccabiah Games and more

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— Compiled by Andy Gotlieb Biden the first president to appear at Maccabiah Games Joe Biden became the first U.S. president to attend the Maccabiah Games,...
Joe Biden

World Briefs: Israeli court rules that online marriages must be honored and more

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— JTA reports compiled by Selah Maya Zighelboim Israeli court rules that online marriages must be honored A district court in the Israeli city of Lod...
Pope Francis and Dani Dayan

World briefs: Yad Vashem director meets pope at Vatican and more

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Brazilian Jewish school takes in hospital patients escaping a fire A Jewish school in Rio de Janeiro took in more than 150 patients escaping a...
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Ukrainians welcomed in Israel with kittens and paperwork

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By Fran Kritz JERUSALEM – A ballroom at Jerusalem’s Caesar hotel on Jaffa Road was strikingly quiet, considering that it was Purim in the rest...
Birthright Israel participants

Birthright Israel to lower its age limit back to 26

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By Andrew Lapin Five years after raising the age limit for Israel tour participants, Birthright Israel is reverting to a policy of funding free trips...
Jewish Ukrainian immigrants arrive in Israel

Hundreds of Ukrainian refugees have landed in Israel, and thousands more could follow

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By Shira Hanau Around 300 Ukrainian Jewish refugees landed in Israel Sunday, among them some 90 orphans between the ages of two and 12, in...
Joel Tenenbaum and Marilyn Berkowitz

The new Florida? Record number of US retirees relocate to Israel in 2021

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By Larry Luxner A few weeks ago, Joel Tenenbaum, 81, and Marilyn Berkowitz, 84, arrived in Tel Aviv on an El Al flight from New...
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Amnesty International releases report accusing Israel of apartheid

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Amnesty International has become the latest human rights organization to describe Israel’s activities in relation to Palestinians as “apartheid” when it released a special...
Israeli doctors

Two medical advancements in Israel worth noting

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By Maayan Hoffman Technology aims to make more livers available for transplantation For the first time in Israel, donor liver machine perfusion (MP) was performed before...
Tamar Schwarzbard

This young US immigrant in Jerusalem is telling Israel’s story to the world

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By Renee Ghert-Zand Tamar Schwarzbard is grateful for getting to tell Israel’s story to the world every day—not through lectures or opinion columns, but via...