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Benjamin Netanyahu replaced as Israeli prime minister after 12 years in office

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By Ben Sales and Shira Hanau After 12 years, seven elections and three corruption charges, Benjamin Netanyahu is no longer the prime minister of Israel. Netanyahu,...
Ghufran Almusawi, proprietor of Al Basha Grocery

A Muslim market in Tucson offers kosher food and intercultural dialogue

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By Nicole Raz Tucked between a dance school and a ’60s retro lounge on a quiet street in Tucson, Ariz., sits a small Middle Eastern...
Erica Bloom collects meals for JVC’s Bunches of Lunches program

Associated agencies provide more than 137,000 meals and boxes of food for the hungry

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In April of 2020, toward the beginning of the pandemic, Jewish Volunteer Connection hoped to collect up to 250 meals for those facing food...
Rivka Nissel works with a client

With kids’ mental health suffering due to pandemic, Jewish experts step up help

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By Stewart Ain When New York was caught in the midst of a brutal wave of COVID-19 last spring, the daily death toll reaching as...
Justin Fair

Inside the mind of Justin Fair

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This community planner wants to design a more inclusive Jewish world By Justin Regan Every artist has their canvas. For community planner Justin Orlando Fair, that...
Rabbi Mikey Hess Webber

Incoming rabbi looks forward to meeting congregants in person

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Rabbi Mikey Hess Webber has served as Columbia Jewish Congregation’s rabbinic intern for nearly a year and is now about to become the congregation’s...
Teens in the Shinshinim program, from left: Zohar Shinehorn, Tamar Maor, Noya Karavani, Ofir Yasur, Noam Trock and Yam Agami

Shinshinim bid farewell to Baltimore

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Five years ago, Noam Trock decided she wanted to join the Shinshinim program, which sends Israeli teens to volunteer in Jewish communities around the...

Documents shed light on investigation into Efraim Gordon’s death

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Documents released by the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office shed light on the investigation into the May 3 murder of Efraim Gordon, an Israeli...

As many of five suspects in Efraim Gordon case

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There are now a total of five suspects in Efriam Gordon case, according to WJZ-TV. Gordon, an Israeli who was visiting Baltimore to attend a...

Three Baltimoreans arrested in connection to Israeli’s death

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Three Baltimore youths have been arrested by Baltimore Police and charged with first degree murder in connection to the May 3 death of Efraim...