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Charity Distributes Kosher-for-Passover Food for 181,000 Needy New Yorkers

jewishjournal.com     7+ hour, 56+ min ago

The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty is distributing kosher-for-Passover food for more than 181,000 New Yorkers from 129 locations across New York for the 2019 holiday. (Courtesy of Met Council)...

6 Jewish Takeaways from the Mueller Report

jewishjournal.com     8+ hour, 40+ min ago

A reporter departs with his official copy of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, outside the Department of Justice in Washington, U....

University of Maryland Student Government to Hold BDS Vote During Passover

jewishjournal.com     9+ hour, 29+ min ago

University of Maryland's Student Government Association (SGA) will be holding a vote on a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) resolution on April 24, in the middle of Passover. As first reported ...

2 Jewish Billionaires Pledge $122 Million Toward Restoring Notre Dame

jewishjournal.com     12+ hour, 3+ min ago

(JTA) -- Two Jewish billionaires have pledged a total of $122 million toward the restoration of Paris' Notre Dame cathedral, which was ravaged in a fire. Lily Safra, a Brazilian philanthropist, said ...

NYU President Doesn t Attend Ceremony Giving Award to SJP

jewishjournal.com     12+ hour, 24+ min ago

New York University (NYU) President Andrew Hamilton did not attend the Presidential Service Award ceremony on the evening of April 17, where NYU Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) received an awa...

USAID to Lay Off Most of its West Bank and Gaza Staff

jewishjournal.com     13+ hour, 29+ min ago

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The U.S. Agency for International Development is preparing to lay off most of its aid workers in the West Bank and Gaza. The local staff, mostly Palestinians and Israeli Arabs, but...

NYU SJP Posts Photo of Pro-Israel Students, Calls Them Racists

jewishjournal.com     13+ hour, 50+ min ago

NYU SJP's initial post showed the faces of members of Realize Israel, a pro-Israel student group at NYU, with a caption that read, "Thumbs up if you're a racist!" Posted by NYU Students for Justice i...

German State to Offer Basic Course in Judaism in Public Schools

jewishjournal.com     16+ hour, 18+ min ago

(JTA) -- The German state of Saxony will be introducing a basic course in Judaism to its public schools. The course starting in the next academic year will join the available required courses in othe...

An Entertaining Take on Passover for the Digital Age

jewishjournal.com     16+ hour, 22+ min ago

The Passover Haggadah speaks of the Four Children, symbols of the diverse ways in which different people can access and interpret the story of the Exodus from Egypt. My son Ezra, an autistic young adu...

What happens at International Media Marketplace in NYC?

jewishjournal.com     16+ hour, 34+ min ago

Thank you to IMM (International Media Marketplace) NYC 2019. This was my first time at your conference and I loved it. Please see my video below to experience the one day event. "The International Me...

Rosner s Torah Talk: Pesach with Rabbi Yossi Laufer

jewishjournal.com     19+ hour, 10+ min ago

Our conversation focuses on the meaning of the Exodus from Egypt for every person. We say that "In each and every generation, a person is obligated to see himself as if he left Egypt, as it is stated"...

Nir Braudo: A Secular Passover

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Kids Try Traditional Passover Foods

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Jennifer Lopez to Perform in Israel for the First TimeSterling K. Brown is Joining `Mrs. Maisel'Jake Gyllenhaal to Bring `Lake Success' to HBO Dr. Andrew Newberg and Rabbi Dr. David Halpern, April 19...

DOE Asked to See If UNC-Duke Grant Went Toward Anti-Israel Conference

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Rep. George Holding (R-Ga.) asked the Department of Education (DOE), in an April 15 letter, to investigate if a $235,000 federal grant went toward an anti-Israel conference that was held at the Univer...

A Moment in Time: How Will YOU Make this Night Different from all other Nights?

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Passover Seder begins in earnest when someone asks the question from the Haggadah, "Ma nishtana ha-layla ha-zeh mikol ha-laeilot/ How is this night different from all other nights?" Passover instruct...

How Hotels Hosting Thousands of Passover Travelers Are Dealing with the Measles Outbreak

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NEW YORK (JTA) -- In January, before a measles outbreak spread throughout Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in New York, Channie Klor booked a Passover stay at a hotel in Pennsylvania for her family of se...

Jennifer Lopez to Perform in Israel for the First Time

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Jennifer Lopez to Perform in Israel for the First Time (JTA) -- This time, don't be fooled by the rocks that she's got -- Jennifer Lopez is set to perform in Israel for the first time. Concert promo...

Jewish Community Protests WeHo City Council s Showing of Anti-Israel Film 1948

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Members of the Jewish community held a protest outside of the West Hollywood City Council chamber on April 16 to protest the screening of the anti-Israel film "1948: Creation and Catastrophe." The pr...

Letters: The Obligation of Jews, Sowing Seeds of Jewish Pride

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Obituaries: April 19

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Marial Beren died March 17 at 88. Survived by husband Daniel; daughter Helene (Bradley) Ross; son Evan (Paula); 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister Rochelle Cohen. Mount Sinai Steven Berma...

What s Happening: Passover Seders

jewishjournal.com     1+ day ago

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein and Rebbetzin Rachel Bookstein hold an inspiring first-night seder for young professionals and the community. The evening includes a retelling of the Exodus, singing, Torah insig...

What s Happening: Shows and Israel Town Hall

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The humorous and sweet West Coast Jewish Theatre production, "Bar Mitzvah Boy," follows a non-observant man in his 60s who decides that he must have a bar mitzvah as soon as possible. He winds up in a...

A Therapist s Tell-All Book

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Fusion Labs L.A s Spring Cohort of Israeli Startups

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Founders of seven Israeli startups attended a reception at SPACES in Santa Monica earlier this month, part of Fusion Labs L.A.'s spring session. Some were looking for partners, others for investors. ...

Hen Mazzig: Gay, Progressive, Israeli Activist

jewishjournal.com     1+ day ago

Hen Mazzig, a progressive, gay Israeli activist came to California to talk to locals about his family history and his identity. About 20 people came to hear Mazzig speak at a private residence in Lon...

Three Rabbis Discuss Politics on the Pulpit

jewishjournal.com     1+ day ago

IKAR's Rabbi Sharon Brous, Young Israel of Century City's Rabbi Elazar Muskin and Temple Israel of Hollywood's Rabbi John Rosove. That was the burning question at an April 10 forum at the American Je...

The Chutzpah of Israel s Attempted Moon Landing

jewishjournal.com     1+ day ago

Like any great quest, there are ups and downs, and if the heroes are lucky, they learn something. Such was the case for the Israeli spacecraft Beresheet. Beresheet (the Hebrew name for the Book of Ge...

Debating Religion s Role in American Politics

jewishjournal.com     1+ day ago

From left: Reinhard Krauss, Rabbi Adam Greenwald, Rev. Jonathan Chute and Aziza Hasan discuss religion and politics at American Jewish University. "We are here to learn something about the distinctiv...

Raise a Tambourine for the Song of the Sea at Passover

jewishjournal.com     1+ day ago

In last week's Jewish Journal, I showed how to make placemats for Passover depicting the parting of the Red Sea. The follow-up to that craft activity is inspired by what happened after the waters part...

UCLA Prof Dismisses Concerns of Lack of Pro-Israel Balance on 1948 Panel

jewishjournal.com     1+ day ago

James Gelvin, a history professor at UCLA, dismissed concerns of the lack of pro-Israel voices during a panel discussion inside the West Hollywood City Council Chambers on April 16, asking if it would...

Groundbreaking Jewish Content Site BimBam Shuts Down

jewishjournal.com     1+ day ago

In early April, BimBam, the pioneering and award-winning Jewish digital storytelling site best known for its animated videos depicting weekly Torah portions, announced it was shutting down after 11 ye...

British and US Soccer Teams to Participate in March of the Living

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(JTA) -- Two professional soccer teams -- one in England and one in the United States -- will send a joint delegation to the March of the Living. The Chelsea Football Club and New England Revolution ...

The Enduring Success of The Hamilton Haggadah

jewishjournal.com     1+ day ago

"The Hamilton Haggadah" debuted two years ago, but much like the success of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning phenomenon "Hamilton: An American Musical," the haggadah ripped from the show's headlines ...

Why Are Sephardic Seders Different from Ashkenazic Seders?

jewishjournal.com     1+ day ago

When Rabbi Daniel Bouskila was a child, his teacher asked him to share something from his family's seder. Bouskila sang "Chad Gadya," in Judeo-Arabic, the way his Moroccan family did at home. Bouskil...

Jewish Veg Holds First Vegan Seder in L.A.

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Jason Greenblatt on Trump s Deal of the Century for Peace

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While he was tight-lipped about what it entails, Jason Greenblatt, one of the chief architects of the plan, adviser to President Donald Trump and special representative for international negotiations,...

JFS { Hope Helps Hairdressers Recognize Domestic Violence

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Her Torah Study Group Inspires Loyal Following

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This Passover, Teach Your Children About Modern-Day Slavery

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If I Even Find a Crumb

jewishjournal.com     1+ day ago

Those words could scare the goose bumps off a goose. It's also the most expensive holiday of the year. Our rabbi recently told us that for Pesach, we should "give until it hurts and then give more and...

It s Time to Update Being a Blessing

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Passover Is the Beginning of the Journey

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Participating in Our Own Redemption

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BY Rabbi Jill Berkson Zimmerman...

In Every Generation

jewishjournal.com     1+ day ago

Good stories begin with the words, "Once upon a time." They take place in a single point in history, a moment that is remembered and retold. Great stories happen in an eternal present, a drama that we...

Israeli Rabbinical Court Rejects the Jewishness of Orthodox US Convert s Son

jewishjournal.com     1+ day ago

A general view of Jerusalem's Old City shows the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in the foreground as the Dome of the Rock, located on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and...

Into the Sederverse

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500 Doctors Who Serve US Jewish Communities Sign Letter Urging Vaccinations

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(JTA) -- Some 500 doctors who serve Jewish communities across North America have signed on to a letter calling on all children and healthy adults to be vaccinated. "We the undersigned doctors who fai...


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