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Joe Biden and Naftali Bennett

Is the Biden-Bennett honeymoon over? Here are 6 US-Israel issues that are raising tensions

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“Behind closed doors” is a phrase that crops up a lot in conversation with senior U.S. and Israeli officials these days. That’s the place...
Iron Dome missile defense interceptors over Ashkelon

Some Americans are moving to Baltimore’s sister city 9 miles from Gaza

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By Linda Gradstein When people ask Nechama Greenfield why she and her husband chose to move just nine miles from Gaza in June, less than...
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...