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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...

Hazon and 20 Jewish organizations launch environmental coalition to fight climate change

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Jewish groups are coming together, united by their hope for a better, cleaner future. Twenty Jewish organizations have signed onto the Coalition Founding Statement, establishing...

Amid higher threat levels, Jewish communities lean on $130 million initiative to bolster security

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Eric Berger | JTA When Haya Varon relocated to Houston from Mexico City more than four decades ago, she felt like she was moving to...

What antisemitism means for Gen Z-ers

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Gianna Gronowski | Staff Writer Antisemitism manifests differently in the lives of each generation, but Jewish educator Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath has some advice for how Gen...

ADL will review its education materials after Fox News calls the group ‘far-left’

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Andrew Lapin | JTA The Anti-Defamation League says it will “launch a thorough review” of its educational content to address materials “misaligned with” the organization’s...

Trauma-sensitive approach for aiding Holocaust survivors transforms how care is delivered

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Larry Luxner | JTA Picture this scenario: An 89-year-old Holocaust survivor lies on his back while a white-coated dentist with pliers approaches, preparing to pull...

Bike4Chai Riders hit the road for Chai Lifeline

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Team Baltimore’s 20 riders joined the more than 600 cyclists as they clipped in for the 13th annual and largest ever summer of Bike4Chai....

Decades After the Holocaust, Efforts to Return Nazi-Looted Art Are Slow, Steady

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It’s never just as simple as “finders keepers, losers weepers.” In June, the Philadelphia Museum of Art returned a 16th-century marksman’s shield in its possession...

Robert Kraft makes $1M donation to AIPAC’s super PAC, while George Soros pours $1M...

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Madeline Fixler | JTA Pro-Israel PACs reported millions of dollars in donations in August, including from billionaire donors with long track records of giving to...
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Organizations attempt to ease the squeeze of inflation on the community

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It’s been a hard one-two punch for many in the local Jewish community: more than two years of the coronavirus pandemic, and now record...