Local News

Community Briefs: JAFCO, JFCS and More

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JAFCO Rebrands and Relocates Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options (JAFCO) Northeast Communities, which provides services to children dealing with the impact of trauma, announced...

National News

Hijacking Survivor Reflects A Half-Century After Ordeal

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Jerry Berkowitz knew there was something suspicious about the man boarding his plane. On Sept. 6, 1970, the Philadelphia native had stepped off his return...

Columbia University Students Pass Israel Boycott Referendum

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By Hannah Dreyfus Students at Columbia University have passed a first-ever referendum to boycott and divest from companies that “profit from or engage in the...

Boston’s Jewish Advocate Newspaper, Founded by Theodor Herzl, Has Closed

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(JTA) — The Jewish Advocate, a 118-year-old newspaper in Boston founded by Theodor Herzl, is the latest victim of the coronavirus crisis. The weekly announced...

Arts

Finding Strength in Yoga and Judaism

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2020 has been anything but relaxing, and Deborah Glassman wants you to breathe. Glassman, a urologist at Jefferson Medical College and registered yoga teacher, began...

‘Pop Art Rabbi’ to Install Sukkah Project

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There was a time when Rabbi Yitzchok Moully, known as The Pop Art Rabbi, wondered if he should continue to paint. His dedication to the...

What We’re Excited to Read This Fall

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There are more than a few “big books” coming out this fall. Don DeLillo and Marilynne Robinson both have forthcoming novels, and Barack Obama has...

Israel Delivers First Iron Dome Defense System to US Army

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By Marcy Oster Israel delivered the first of two Iron Dome missile defense system batteries to the U.S. Army. The U.S. and Israel signed an agreement...

Israeli Orthodox Party’s Rabbinical Council Orders All Prayers Moved Outside

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By Marcy Oster The rabbinic leadership of the Sephardic Orthodox Shas party called for prayer services to be held outdoors only to prevent the spread...

Israel Has More Daily Per Capita Coronavirus Deaths Than US

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By Marcy Oster Israel’s daily number of deaths from the coronavirus is higher than the United States on a per capita basis, according to a...