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How to Keep That Summer Feeling

Summer is a magic time for people of all ages: It brings back memories of freedom from homework and cold weather. It is a time...

National News

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Becoming Rabbi Myers

By Adam Reinherz PITTSBURGH — Nestled high in Shadyside is a reconstituted office filled with papers, plaques and presents. The memento-covered space in Rodef Shalom...
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News Briefs: Ancestry.com Makes Holocaust Records Available to Public and More

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Offers Online Jewish Studies Major The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee announced it has established an entirely online Jewish studies undergraduate degree program —...
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Jewish Organizations Urge US to Meet Refugee Resettlement Goal

Update: The original article was corrected on Aug. 14, 2019 to correct information regarding HIAS Pennsylvania signing the letter. On Aug. 7 — the same...

Arts

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Book Review | ‘Fly Already’

Etgar Keret Is a Gift Fly Already Etgar Keret Riverhead Books Etgar Keret is not the kind of writer that people like. He does not write novels, which have...
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Israeli Rock Star Ninet Tayeb Comes to Manayunk for Local Show

Ninet Tayeb Was the Kelly Clarkson of Israel. At 19, the singer got her big break winning the debut season of Kokhav Nolad, a...
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Book Review | ‘A Bend in the Stars’

Bend Blends History, Thrills A Bend in the Stars Rachel Barenbaum Grand Central Publishing A little more than a century ago, Europe was thrown into turmoil as a...
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Israel Briefs: Holocaust Survivor and 400 Kin Gather at Western Wall and More

Centenarian Survivor and 400 of Her Kin Gather at Western Wall A 104-year-old Holocaust survivor and 400 descendants gathered Aug. 8 at the Western Wall...
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Israel Briefs: David, Tamar Most Popular Jewish Baby Names and More

David, Tamar Most Popular Jewish Baby Names in Israel Jewish babies in Israel in 2018 were most likely to be named David for boys and...
Alex Van Hook in a wheelchair with other ASL Birthright attendees in Jerusalem

Wheelchair User Attends ASL Birthright for First Time

Hillel International has offered a Taglit-Birthright trip for American Sign Language users for more than 15 years. As with other trips, the participants visit Yad...