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 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...

 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...

 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,...

 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...

 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...

 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...

 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...


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