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Sarah Laks, a dental student from Florida, is one of five siblings to attend Touro. (Courtesy of Touro)

This Jewish College Offers a Fast Track to Careers in Medicine and Health

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Eitan Glucksman often wakes up at 4:30 a.m., putting in 15-hour days as a first-year urology resident at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New...

5 Winners and 4 Losers from the Historic Treaty Between Israel and the UAE

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BY BEN SALES  The treaty between Israel and the United Arab Emirates is a big deal. The agreement, announced Thursday in a joint statement from the...
Refugees in Lesbos, Greece, return from a day of learning at the IsraAID-run School of Peace. (Courtesy of IsraAID)

With Refugees Hit Doubly Hard by the Pandemic, Jewish Groups Step Up Aid Efforts

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Nearly 80 million people around the world are refugees, asylum seekers, or internally displaced. Already marginalized and at elevated risk of malnutrition, disease and hunger,...

In a Diplomatic Breakthrough, Israel Suspends West Bank Annexation and United Arab Emirates Agrees...

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This is a developing story. In a diplomatic breakthrough, Israel and the United Arab Emirates are normalizing ties. As part of a peace deal brokered by...
Surgeons use ROSA robot for knee surgery

Deluged By Pandemic Needs, Israeli Doctors Get Help From Unlikely Source: Robots

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By Larry Luxner JERUSALEM — Orthopedic surgeons at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center on Mount Scopus recently welcomed a newcomer to their team. She’s incredibly efficient, never...
Volunteers at a food distribution center in New York run by the Met Council on Jewish Poverty. (Courtesy of Met Council)

For Jews Hit Hard by the Pandemic, a New Worry — Not Having Enough...

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BY JENNIFER RICHLER In early April, a Jewish couple in Pittsburgh did something they never thought they’d ever have to do: They contacted their local kosher...
The relationship between American Jews and Israel has ebbed and flowed since the Jewish state’s founding in 1948, punctuated by a series of watershed events. The most pronounced of these, experts say, include the Six Day War, the 1982 Lebanon War, the Oslo Peace Accords between Israel and the PLO, and the Second Intifada. In a few weeks, you can add “Israeli annexation of the West Bank” to that list.

What Does Annexation Mean for American Jews?

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By Arno Rosenfeld The relationship between American Jews and Israel has ebbed and flowed since the Jewish state’s founding in 1948, punctuated by a series...
British flag with sky in the background

Largest Jewish Group in UK Commissions Report on the Prejudice Black Jews Face

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The largest Jewish communal organization in the United Kingdom has launched a commission aimed at investigating the prejudices that British Jews of color face...

Israel Bonds CEO Israel Maimon Talks Pandemic, Uncertainty

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The Israeli economy has contended this spring with a third national election in less than a year, a prime minister under indictment, and a...
relatives of Fiet Aussen get lifted up by a crane

At a Dutch Nursing Home, Families Visit by Being Lifted up With a Crane

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AMSTERDAM — Video calls weren’t really cutting it for Fiet Aussen, a 91-year-old widow who has spent the past six weeks in lockdown at...