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IDF seizure of Gaza-bound missiles sheds light on Iran's strategy

While international attention continues to focus on the Iranian nuclear program and diplomatic efforts to address it, the Israeli Navy's March 5 interception of an Iranian ship full of Syrian-made... Full story


Debate on Sochi Olympics- sports, politics and security

With the Winter Olympics underway in Sochi, Russia, the Jewish debate on the games mirrors the discourse taking place in the broader international and athletic communities. While some Jews say they... Full story


Hillel at 90: Jewish campus umbrella's past, present, and future

When recent rabbinical school graduate Rabbi Benjamin Frankel began a part-time clerical position in 1923 working with students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), little could h... Full story


German breast cancer detection tool employing blind women

As of 2005, German gynecologist Dr. Frank Hoffmann was no longer allowed to send women under the age of 50 to get mammograms without first finding a breast abnormality during his routine examination.... Full story


Birthright's offspring in its bar mitzvah year

Shira Kaiserman remembers her 2010 Taglit-Birthright Israel trip like it was yesterday. While the New Yorker’s group was visiting Mount Herzl, the guide began to tell them the story of Hannah S... Full story


After Twitter data release, examining how Europe and U.S. define and police online anti-Semitism

Twitter [has] agreed to release data identifying users to French authorities in response to a January ruling by a French court regarding anti-Semitic tweets posted last October under the hashtag... Full story

 By Alina Dain Sharon    News    June 7, 2013

Syrian refugees quietly treated by Israel while U.N. makes latest 'parody of itself'

The script reads like this: Israel treats wounded Syrian refugees in its own hospitals. Syria produces a report alleging an “acute shortage of primary and tertiary health care services” in the Golan H... Full story


ADL's Foxman analyzes intersection of online hate and free speech in new book

Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), on June 4 is releasing his new book ‘Viral Hate: Containing Its Spread on the Internet,’ co-written with attorney Chr... Full story


IDF captain still yearns to defend Israel

CHICAGO—By the time Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Captain Ziv Shilon realized an explosive device had detonated near him while on patrol near the Gaza border, his left hand was torn off and his right ha... Full story

 By Alina Dain Sharon    News    May 17, 2013

In violent region where Boston bombers have roots, Jews are sparse but maintain relative calm

Since the Boston Marathon explosions in April, the largely Muslim Russian territory of the North Caucasus has come back to the forefront via Chechnya, where the family of the Boston bombers’ father o... Full story


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