Local News

Community Briefs: Rebranding, PICC Leadership, More

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Philadelphia-based Challah for Hunger, which was founded in 2004, announced that it is changing its name to Nazun.

National News

All Texas Synagogue Hostages ‘Out Alive and Safe’ After Harrowing 12-hour Standoff, Suspect is...

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 All four hostages at a synagogue in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area were declared “out alive and safe.”

Synagogues Face Tough COVID Questions (Again) as Omicron Surges

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As she sought an image to illustrate how her synagogue has fared recently, during the worst case counts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rabbi Heidi Hoover landed on a line from a famous movie.
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NJ Yeshiva Principal Resigns Amid Past Sexual Abuse Allegations

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Rabbi Shlomo Adelman returned to his position leading a Modern Orthodox yeshiva in New Jersey in October, just weeks being placed on leave.

Arts

33 Years After Classic Bar Mitzvah Episode, Revamped ‘Wonder Years’ Revisits the Ritual

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Paul Pfeiffer’s bar mitzvah made Jewish television history
Four characters deep in a tunnel are staring at the reader. On the left are two Israeli archeologists, on the right, two Palestinians.

Books: ‘Tunnels’ Digs for Complicated Truth

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“Tunnels” Rutu Modan Drawn & Quarterly In graphic novelist Rutu Modan’s most recent work “Tunnels,” published on Nov. 2 by Drawn & Quarterly, archaeologist Nili is hardly...

Golden Globes 2022: Andrew Garfield, and Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story,’ Win Big

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Golden Globes fans may have noticed something different this year: The annual entertainment awards were not announced on TV, and not for COVID-19 reasons.

Invasive Species, Protests and Forest Fires: How Planting a Tree in Israel Became Controversial

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Each year on Tu Bishvat, Lior Weitz and his wife take their two daughters to plant saplings of pine.

Israeli Government Coalition Teeters Amid Conflict Over JNF Tree-planting in Bedouin Villages

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Members of one of Israel’s Arab political parties are vowing to boycott Knesset proceedings.

Orthodox Activists in Israel Push for a Stronger Response to Sexual Abuse Incidents

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On the morning of Dec. 31, most of the people bustling through Beit Shemesh were getting ready for Shabbat.