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George Shultz

In extraordinary tribute, George Shultz hailed by Jewish leaders for helping free Soviet Jews

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By Larry Luxner On Feb. 11, 1986, Soviet refusenik Natan Sharansky — freed after enduring nine years in Russian prisons on false charges of treason...
Nefesh B'Nefesh co-working space

How to move to Israel while working remotely for a US employer

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By Renee Ghert-Zand It turns out the coronavirus pandemic has had an unexpected silver lining for Americans contemplating making aliyah: the normalization of working remotely. To...
Havdalah ceremony in Belarus

Creating local programming, Russian-speaking Jews bolster unique Jewish identity

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By Larry Luxner Belarus native Igor Litvin cares about the Earth. He’s also passionate about his Jewish identity. Not long ago, the Minsk resident decided to...
A health care worker prepares a vaccine

5 things to know about Israel’s attention-grabbing COVID-19 vaccination spree

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By Philissa Cramer and Ben Sales Israel is making headlines for its response to COVID-19 — again. Early on in the pandemic, Israel was lauded for...

What Israel and Morocco will gain from reestablishing ties

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By Abigail Klein Leichman | JNS The Dec. 10 announcement of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Morocco and Israel marked the fourth time in...
Abraham Accords

Israel and Morocco to establish diplomatic ties

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Israel will establish diplomatic relations with Morocco, which becomes the fourth Arab country to announce it will recognize Israel in the last year. President Donald...

Women from North Africa have a feminist Chanukah tradition

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By Rishe Groner | Alma via JTA When it comes to celebrating Chanukah, you probably think about lighting the menorah, playing dreidel and eating so...
Debbie Gross

This American immigrant to Israel is fighting sexual abuse among the haredi Orthodox

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By Larry Luxner Not long ago, an 18-year-old girl from a haredi Orthodox family in Jerusalem anonymously called a hotline for victims of sexual abuse,...
Cancer researcher Dr. Albert Grinshpun of Jeruslem's Hadassah hospital

Israeli scientists pioneering new, less invasive breast cancer detection methods

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By Larry Luxner Every day, hundreds of thousands of women worldwide get mammograms, and thousands more are sent by their doctors for biopsies to confirm...

The Iran assassination, explained

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The simmering fear among Middle East watchers that President Donald Trump might attack Iran in the waning days of his presidency was inflamed on...