NY Times ends year with an epic Israel smear

The New York Times’ 4,700-word story on the death of a young Gazan woman during border riots in June 2018 is a powerful reminder of the depth and breadth of bias at the paper. The …


When last Shoah survivors are gone, how will we explain their ‘choiceless choices’?

Imagine that you are a Jewish doctor in a Nazi concentration camp. About 100 of your fellow inmates suffer from diabetes, and you only have a limited supply of insulin, with no guarantee of more on …


Yad Vashem tackles new anti-Semitism

American teachers like Lori Fulton are poised to hold back a tidal wave of anti-Semitism. Their tools come from a hillside in Jerusalem, thousands of miles from her classroom in Mattawan, …


Worry after Belgium bans shechita

Antwerp’s Jewish community was still recovering from its Holocaust-era devastation when Wim van den Brande’s grandfather opened one of Europe’s largest kosher …


7 heartwarming Jewish stories from 2018

It hasn’t been an easy year. From shootings that claimed many innocent lives, including at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, to political turmoil in the United States and abroad, there have been many …

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Sephardic converts give Brazilian communities a new lease on life

RECIFE, Brazil — Preparing to leave this city’s main Jewish community center, Sabrina Scherb peeks beyond its blast-proof gate into a quiet street strewn with branches and shredded mango …


5 Jewish facts about Elizabeth Warren

In the waning days of 2018, Sen. Elizabeth Warren formally declared her interest in running for the presidency. Warren was not the first …

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Bar-Ilan, Harvard find immune system advance in cancer war

More than 200,000 Israelis are battling cancer, and each year an additional 29,000 are diagnosed. A group of senior researchers from Bar-Ilan University and Harvard Medical School has discovered a …


Gap year students eye their futures in Israel

Here Next Year, in partnership with Nefesh B’Nefesh, hosted its fifth annual Israel Fair on Saturday night in the center of Jerusalem. The fair is designed to help young potential olim who …


News service’s top Jewish stories from 2018

The year 2018 was a hectic and often bewildering one for the global Jewish community. From the U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem to the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, the past 12 months brought …


HANC remembers Rabbi Gottesman

HANC continues to mourn the loss of our beloved former dean, Rabbi Moshe Gottesman z”l, Moshe ben Asher Zelig. The occasion of Rabbi Gottesman’s shloshim is a time to reflect on his …


In the Middle East, a new order

The era of chaos in the Middle East is drawing to a close, and a new phase with its own dangers is taking shape, a senior former intelligence official has told JNS. Brig. Gen. (res.) Eli Ben Meir, …

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Hadassah steps up its rehab operation with a robotic treadmill

Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus laid the cornerstone for a vastly expanded rehabilitation center on the north slope of the Mount Scopus Campus and witnessed the inauguration of the Lokomat, …

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Israel water tech faces algal bloom challenge

Water is the essence of life. Increasingly, Israel is the essence of innovation. It’s only natural, then, that a scientist and entrepreneur from the “Startup Nation” is …

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