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Yair Lapid

Israeli centrist Yair Lapid is given an opportunity to replace Benjamin Netanyahu

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Yair Lapid, an Israeli centrist, has officially been given the opportunity to remove Benjamin Netanyahu from power. On Wednesday, President Reuven Rivlin gave Lapid the...
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Did Netanyahu just lose? Here’s what happened Tuesday in Israeli politics

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has failed to form a government by the deadline imposed by Israeli law, thrusting the country into uncertain political...
Mourners at the funeral of someone who died at the Lag B'Omer stampede

What is Israel’s Mount Meron and why were so many Orthodox Jews gathered there...

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“If you haven’t seen the joy of Lag b’Omer on the grave of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, you haven’t seen joy at all,” wrote...
Lag B'Omer in Meron

At least 45 people dead in stampede at mass Lag B’Omer holiday celebration in...

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At least 45 people were crushed to death and at least 150 wounded Thursday night in a stampede during a celebration that drew tens...
thousands protest French ruling on Sarah Halimi case

In protest rallies, tens of thousands of Jews in France and beyond demand ‘justice...

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PARIS — Over 20,000 protesters, many of them Jewish, gathered in Paris to protest the French high court’s decision not to try a man...
Geerz bikers

How mountain biking is improving the health of at-risk Israeli youth

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By Josh Hasten Six-year-old “A” (name withheld upon request) was growing up plagued with anxiety. Living in a community in central Israel, his mother “S”...

With most votes counted in Israeli election, neither Netanyahu nor his opponents have majority

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With the vast majority of votes counted from Tuesday’s Israeli election, it appears that neither Benjamin Netanyahu nor his opponents have a clear path...
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...