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Here are some races to keep an eye on this Election Day

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Election Day 2020 is finally upon us, and besides the presidential election, there are hundreds of races across the country with huge implications for...
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The future of Jewish demographics in Europe does not look bright

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Jews’ share of the population of Europe is as low now as it was 1,000 years ago and is declining even further, according to...
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World Zionist Congress closes after business as unusual

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By Eric Schucht and Jesse Berman Liberal Israeli and Diaspora groups last week pushed back against an agreement by a coalition of Orthodox and right-wing...
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Sudan will normalize ties with Israel, Trump announces

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Sudan will become the third Arab country in the past two months to normalize ties with Israel, continuing the trend of Arab states’ willingness...

Wounded victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting stay strong

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By Toby Tabachnik It’s been two years since an anti-Semite wielding an assault rifle stormed the Tree of Life building in Pittsburgh, murdering 11 worshippers...
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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...