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Imagination drives Western Galilee recovery

With local shops and artisanal businesses, stunning artwork, boutique wines, and scrumptious food, it is easy to see how Israel's Western Galilee region was welcoming over 2 million tourists annually...

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Rally against antisemitism draws 3,000 at US Capitol

(JNS) - More than 3,000 people from across the country gathered near the U.S. Capitol on Sunday to stand in solidarity against the rising tide of antisemitism across the United States. "No Fear: A...

Alleged assailant in stabbing of rabbi charged with hate crime

(JTA) — The suspect in the stabbing of a Boston Chabad rabbi has been charged with committing a hate crime and civil rights offense. Khaled Awad, 24, was arrested Thursday after allegedly stabbing Rabbi Shlomo Noginski outside of his school and...

Watchdog to legislators: 'Ethnic-studies bill threatens safety of Jewish students'

(JNS) — The antisemitism watchdog AMCHA Initiative is urging the California Senate Education Committee to vote against a bill that allows high school districts to adopt an antisemitic draft of an ethnic-studies curriculum. “Especially now, as...

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Coalition brings Israeli water technology to Hard Rock community in Navajo Nation

(JNS) - The Israeli company Watergen has implemented a pilot project, installing a GEN-M water generator at Rocky Ridge Gas & Market in the Hard Rock community of the Navajo Nation. It was...

Counterpoint: Banning critical race theory will gut teaching of Jewish history

(JTA) — Anyone teaching the past by skipping over the unpleasant parts isn’t teaching history. They are engaged in propaganda. Jewish tradition understands this: Refusing to sugarcoat their own people’s culpability, the Sages themselves teach...

Baseball can handle Orthodox Jewish players

(JTA) — The Arizona Diamondbacks made baseball history Monday when they made Jacob Steinmetz, a 17-year-old right-handed pitcher from Woodmere, New York, their third round pick in the Major League Baseball draft. Steinmetz, who lists at 6-feet-5...

Are Jews really united against antisemitism?

(JNS) — The first thing to be said about the “No Fear” rally against antisemitism held in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Sunday was that it was a noble effort. The organizers and those who showed up deserve credit for trying to...

Point: Critical race theory wants to define us - we shouldn't allow it

(The Jewish Journal via JNS) — Whose job is it to define who I am? Is it an institution’s job or is it mine? In all the brouhaha over critical race theory, this question is rarely asked. That may be because much of the controversy over CRT has...

Media touts poll claiming 25 percent of Jews hate Israel

(JNS) — The decline of polling firms has been part and parcel of the general decline of institutional trustworthiness. There’s still a market for “internal polls” for political campaigns, but there’s also an abundance of “poll trolls...

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A local resident's perspective on the NO FEAR Rally Against Antisemitism

An email appeared in my Inbox on Thursday, July 8, from The Jewish Agency for Israel. The message informed me that a rally was planned for that coming Sunday, July 11, on the grounds facing the U.S....

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Jewish History in Film: 'Munich' - a mediation on the cycle of violence

It was just 36 years before the Munich Olympics in 1972 when Hitler used the event as a means to push Nazi propaganda onto the world. It was now Germany's moment to show the world how much they...

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The complicated history of Mahjong

In case a pandemic wasn't quite enough, over the past year we watched the world erupt with desperate calls for social justice, and our society turned an eye toward the tensions of belonging....

Overcoming his heroin addiction and helping others struggling with drugs

Doug Rosen is using his difficult struggles with drugs to help others. By 24 years old, Doug Rosen was making money faster than he could spend it. A producer in Hollywood, he was flying around the world, sporting designer clothing, and driving a...

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Scene Around

This is sooo personal ... It actually hurts to write about, but I will. I refer to the beautiful love song, "Our Love is Here to Stay." There is a very interesting story connected to this song....

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Joyful Shabbats at Cascade Heights

"Bim Bam" by Nachum Frabkel is a simple Jewish song that has become a well-known anthem to children of all ages in many different communities. It is also a favorite song at Shabbat services led by...

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I'm a Hillel director, my fiancé is a pastor - here is how we are making it work

"It's like when one person likes chocolate and one person likes vanilla, but they both hate bigotry," I said, explaining to my father how his son, a Hillel director, was dating an ordained Christian...

The origins of mahjong

Mahjong was the popular game played by my mother and most Jewish woman of her generation. I heard somewhere that it originated in China and that Chinese men are those who have played it religiously. Only recently was I given an article from...

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