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What the pandemic can teach us about loneliness

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...
Ben & Jerry's co-founders

How the Jewish world is responding to Ben & Jerry’s decision to exit Israeli...

By JTA Staff Kosher supermarkets are rethinking their inventory. Politicians are emptying their freezers. And the foreign minister of Israel is vowing to get involved...
Keshet staff doing an LGBTQ sensitivity and inclusion training session

No more ‘bar’ mitzvah: Synagogues changing ways to support LGBTQ youth

By Stewart Ain Over the last year, no fewer than five young people came out publicly as LGBTQ at the Society for the Advancement of...
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‘Never too late’: Athlete promoter goes on weight-loss journey

By Shannon Levitt By the time Neal Bendesky had his bar mitzvah, he knew that as much as he loved sports, he was better suited...
The Abrahamic House’s inaugural Los Angles cohort

Abrahamic House brings its brand of coexistence to DC

Picture four young adults of four different faiths sharing one house for one year. That’s not the premise of a new reality TV show....
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Chabad rabbi stabbed in front of Jewish day school and synagogue in Boston

A Chabad emissary was stabbed outside a Jewish day school and synagogue in Boston on Thursday afternoon. Rabbi Shlomo Noginsky suffered non-life threatening injuries, according...
Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida

American Jews mobilize in response to deadly building collapse in Surfside, Florida

By Asaf Shalev and Ben Sales As the United States woke up to news of the building collapse in Surfside, Florida, it quickly became clear...
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Members of Orthodox community assaulted in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill

By David Rullo Four members of the Orthodox Jewish community were assaulted over the last few weeks in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Squirrel Hill. On Sunday,...
Abby Match

There’s a new test for cancer risks from a longtime Jewish genetic screening program

By Renee Ghert-Zand After discovering a suspicious lump in her breast one day while in the shower, Abby Match was diagnosed in August with an...
A paramedic with Magen David Adom

With new at-home paramedic service, Israel’s national ambulance service becomes telemedicine pioneer

By Michele Chabin The elderly grandmother had a fever and felt weak, despite the antibiotics her family doctor had prescribed a couple of days earlier...