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 By Faygie Holt    News    September 4, 2020

Despite limits on Uman pilgrimage, some hold out hope to visit for Rosh Hashanah

(JNS) — Each year, tens of thousands of Jews from across the world make a pilgrimage to Uman, Ukraine, to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, at the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov. The leader of the Breslov Chassidic dynasty, Rabbi...

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    August 28, 2020

After facing threats, Kentucky rabbi set to offer educational courses on anti-Semitism

(JNS) - After denouncing racist, anti-Semitic fliers left around his community earlier this month and then being threatened by a neo-Nazi leader, Rabbi Shlomo Litvin of Lexington, Ky., aims to...

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    July 31, 2020

US Department of Justice takes action against New York village targeting Orthodox Jews

(JNS) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York sent a letter Monday notifying the Village of Airmont in Rockland County, N.Y., that they plan to file suit against the village on the grounds that are violating terms of...

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    July 10, 2020

New York federal judge blocks COVID restrictions on prayer, religious gatherings

(JNS) - A federal judge expressed concerns on Friday that New York governmental leaders violated the rights of residents when it sought to limit the number of individuals who could gather for prayer...

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    April 17, 2020

Impact of closures in Jewish community wreak havoc with food and finances, institutionally and individually

(JNS)-The worldwide pandemic COVID-19 is wreaking havoc in its relentless sweep across the planet, not only in terms of health needs and care, but in economic terms as well. It has quashed the... Full story

 
 By Faygie Holt    Features    March 27, 2020

How to teach the lessons of the Holocaust in the school classroom

(JNS)-Imagine a teacher assigning a Holocaust-related project to a high school student in the United States, such as the creation of the "ideal concentration camp" or a Nazi cereal box. Or maybe the... Full story

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    February 14, 2020

Magen David Adom sends protective gear to Chabad in China

(JNS)-A shipment of medical supplies from Magen David Adom in Israel were delivered on Monday morning to Chabad in China to help prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus. At the request of Chabad,... Full story

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    January 10, 2020

Following anti-Semitic attack, Monsey's Jewish community will not be 'cowed' to change

(JNS)-Less than 24 hours after five people were stabbed at a rabbi's home on Forshay Road in Monsey, N.Y., Jews gathered on the lawn to sing and dance as a Torah scroll was dedicated at a nearby... Full story

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    November 8, 2019

Jewish schools, synagogues, congregations affected by fires raging in California

(JNS)-Up and down the state of California, synagogues, Hebrew schools and Jewish residents are dealing with effects of wildfires that have consumed tens of thousands of acres in recent days, from... Full story

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    July 12, 2019

FBI says: Run, hide, fight

(JNS)—Representatives of Jewish, Christian, Muslim and other religious groups gathered together recently at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., for a discussion on security issues facing faith communities. The timing couldn’t be more apt, as... Full story

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    June 21, 2019

Security has become a top priority at Jewish summer camps

(JNS)—In just a few weeks, tens of thousands of kids will be on the move, leaving home for Jewish overnight camps. This year though they’ll be doing so under the specter of heightened security concerns as anti-Semitism is at a near-record high... Full story

 

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