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Some officials fear Election Day violence could target Jews

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Ryan Greer used to spend his days trying to prevent people from becoming radicalized and joining ISIS. Now he and several former colleagues who used...
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What Jewish groups are watching for in this unusual Supreme Court session

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The uncertainty surrounding the makeup of the Supreme Court led to a quieter-than-normal kickoff for the court’s 2021 decision-making season. But even with the...
Research by Yafit Gilboa of Jerusalem's Hebrew University on cognitive decline among cancer survivors has taken on added urgency in the age of the coronavirus. (Courtesy of Yafit Gilboa)

Israeli researchers are discovering how stress affects the body’s fight against COVID-19

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BY LARRY LUXNER Shoshana, 48 years old and the single mother of a teenager, recently completed three years of chemotherapy for breast cancer. But the treatment compromised...
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Rabbi’s pandemic edicts save lives — during the cholera crisis of 1831

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By Adam Reinherz In the midst of a 19th-century global pandemic, one rabbi advocated for a High Holiday season of social distancing, abbreviated services, reduced...

Major League Baseball’s official historian makes sense of the season

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By Stephen Silver | JTA From Hank Greenberg to Sandy Koufax to Alex Bregman, Jews and baseball go way back, to the 19th century. It’s...
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Survey reveals gaps in Holocaust knowledge

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Maryland ranks in bottom 10 states for Holocaust knowledge among young adults By Carolyn Conte, Eric Schucht and Ben Sales More than one in 10 American...
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be the first Jew and first woman to lie in...

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BY RON KAMPEAS SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 1:29 PM As she made history during her illustrious life, Ruth Bader Ginsburg will do so upon her passing: She will become...
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, first Jewish woman to serve on Supreme Court, dies at 87

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By Sarah Wildman | JTA and Jesse Berman 9/22/20 10:19 a.m. Update: This article has been updated with reactions from the local Baltimore community. Ruth...

Diller Teen Awards now accepting applications

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The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards recognize up to 15 Jewish teens who are outstanding leaders in community service with awards of $36,000 each. Teens...
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Rosh Hashanah dinner, Yom Kippur break-fast, sukkah hops: How risky are these High Holiday...

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When Passover arrived just a few weeks after the pandemic set in earlier this year, it was clear that seders with families and friends...