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FBI reports drop in antisemitic crimes amid rise in total hate crimes

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The FBI recorded the largest number of hate crimes last year since 2008, including spikes in the number of anti-Black and anti-Asian hate crimes. Anti-Jewish...
Nancy A Shenker

CEO offers tips to older workers looking to get back, stay in the game

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By Nicole Raz Nancy A Shenker left her busy city life in Manhattan three years ago to begin her next chapter in Scottsdale, Ariz. “I described...
Alexander Kahn

Son of Holocaust survivor who flew Afghan refugees to US: It was easy to...

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Last week, Delta Airlines pilot Alexander Kahn flew hundreds of Afghan refugees from Germany to Dulles Airport outside Washington, D.C., as part of a...

This 100-year-old former reporter isn’t slowing down

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By Lori Silberman Brauner Muriel Mandell shows few signs of slowing down. The former wartime reporter-turned children’s book author-turned tech-savvy senior, who turned 100 on Aug....
Howard Kohr, Ceo of AIPAC

What the US foreign spending bill means for Israel

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To be, or not to be — that is the question when it comes to conditioned aid to Israel. The annual bill that determines what...
Afghan refugees

Jewish social services groups kick into high gear as Afghan refugees begin to arrive...

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By Philissa Cramer Jewish communities around the world are reactivating their refugee-support networks as they prepare to help resettle Afghans who have fled the Taliban...
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Choosing a school for your child

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By Amian Kelemer Around the year 65 C.E., Yehoshua Ben Gamla noted that fathers teaching their children at home produced inconsistent results, and he began...
Destruction from the earthquake in Haiti

Jewish humanitarian groups step in, or try to, as crises unfold

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By Philissa Cramer Two major humanitarian crises in Haiti and Afghanistan are eliciting the involvement of Jewish aid organizations, although it is unclear whether much...
Darren Picht and Laura Vaslo

Leading nonprofit Jewish funeral chapel is transforming approach to end-of-life issues

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By Stewart Ain Funerals are notoriously expensive and often loaded with unexpected fees. They come at a time when people are at their most vulnerable,...
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What the pandemic can teach us about loneliness

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By Bob Roth During the pandemic, we have collectively increased awareness of what the experts in their fields had on their radar all along. The...