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Chaim Walder

A journalist breaking Orthodoxy’s biggest sexual abuse stories says he wishes he didn’t have...

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In March 2021, reporting by Haaretz journalists Aaron Rabinowitz and Shira Elk revealed allegations of sexual abuse against Yehudah Meshi-Zahav, the founder of Zaka,...
Israeli Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz

Israel’s health minister wants to make it easier for women to get abortions

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By Shira Hanau As the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Washington on the most significant abortion case to reach the court in decades, Israel’s...
Dima Zicer

Jewish festival’s return to Russia’s Urals region is cause for celebration

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By Larry Luxner The last time Limmud FSU held a festival in Kazan, in 2016, hundreds of Jews from across the vast Volga-Urals region flocked...
Children celebrate at a Limmud conference

Ukraine Jews find cause to celebrate despite country’s challenges

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By Larry Luxner LVIV, Ukraine — Barely 24 hours after the presidents of Israel and Ukraine solemnly inaugurated a memorial complex commemorating the 1941 massacre...
doctor with a child

Groundbreaking partnership combines Israeli technological prowess with pediatric medicine

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By Larry Luxner TEL AVIV — Eosiniphilic esophagitis, a chronic immune disease caused mainly by food allergies, is a serious condition affecting about one in...

With Yair Lapid at his side, Blinken uses a word that Israel has been...

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Yair Lapid got what he wanted out of his Washington visit: the word “every,” instead of “other.” During Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s first meeting...
Police guard the synagogue of Hagen, Germany

Plan to attack German synagogue on Yom Kippur was foiled, police say

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By Toby Axelrod German police said they thwarted a planned Islamist attack on a synagogue in Hagen on Yom Kippur after receiving a tip from...
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...
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...
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...