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After a year in Abu Dhabi, couple offers personal lens on Israel-UAE deal

By Adam Reinherz When the historic Abraham Accord, signaling peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, was announced on Aug. 13, it marked...

To Meet Soaring Needs, Jewish Groups Get Creative to Feed the Hungry

By Renee Ghert-Zand When the coronavirus pandemic hit, causing millions to lose their jobs and hunger levels to skyrocket, the Jewish environmental organization Hazon knew...
Joe Biden

Biden Closes Convention the Way He Launched His Campaign: Repudiating Anti-Semitism

Joe Biden closed the Democratic National Convention the way he launched his campaign in April of last year: By invoking what he depicted as...
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Biden Campaign Releases Merch for Jews

By Eric Schucht If you’ve wanted to be the proud owner of a Joe Biden for President yarmulke, now you can. In Hebrew. On Aug. 14,...
Kamala Harris

Here’s What Jewish Voters Should Know About Kamala Harris

It’s official: Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s choice for vice president. The California senator, who made history Tuesday as the first Black woman to join...
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Adin Steinsaltz Made the Talmud More Accessible

By Ben Harris via Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, the acclaimed scholar whose landmark translation of the Talmud enabled a vast readership to access one...
At the JCC in Overland Park, Kan., gym equipment is cleaned between uses to limit the possibility of coronavirus infection. (Courtesy of JFGKC)

Planning Reopenings Amid Pandemic, Jewish Institutions Navigate Minefield of Challenges

When Jewish institutions like JCCs and synagogues shut down this spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, it often felt like a wrenching decision arrived...

Cancer Research Study Finds New Mutation in Ashkenazi Jews

By Sophie Panzer A team led by researchers in the Basser Center for BRCA at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania has...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says Cancer Has Returned, Chemotherapy ‘Yielding Positive Results’

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg announced that she is undergoing chemotherapy for liver cancer. In a statement Friday, a day after being released from...
DeSean Jackson

The Education of DeSean Jackson

The longer David Adelman talked to DeSean Jackson via FaceTime, the more he realized that the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver understood why his Instagram...