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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...
Americans celebrate their aliyah

Record-breaking aliyah from North America projected for 2021, with 5,000 expected to make the...

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By Renee Ghert-Zand Leah and Yehuda Smolarcik are moving to Israel from Chicago with their four children this summer. The challenges over the past year...

Weaving home hospitality into Birthright trips forges new bonds between young Israelis and Diaspora...

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By Michele Chabin When Jack McCormack signed up for a Birthright trip several months ago, he looked forward to visiting Israel’s holy, historical and cultural...

Israeli restaurants are changing their kosher certifications

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By Linda Gradstein The Eucalyptus, a restaurant just outside the Old City in Jerusalem, draws in diners by offering “authentic biblical cuisine” — made from...
Ben & Jerry's logo

How US laws against Israel boycotts could hit Ben & Jerry’s

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Ben & Jerry’s decision this week to pull out of an agreement that allowed its Israeli franchisee to sell its product in what the...
The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

This is the secret to how Israel’s leading technology institute manages to drive so...

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By Renee Ghert-Zand In the century or so since its founding as Israel’s first university, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has acquired a reputation as...
Israeli emergency workers

Some Israelis are still traumatized 2 months after the deadly violence between Arabs and...

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By Renee Ghert-Zand Given the torrent of news developments in Israel since its brief war with Hamas in May — a new prime minister and...

British Jews to get apology 800 years after antisemitic laws that led to their...

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By Philissa Cramer British Jewish leaders say an anticipated apology from the Church of England for antisemitic laws enacted in 1222 is “better late than...