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Non-gendered language for calling Jews to the Torah gets approval

(JTA) - Five years ago, Rabbi Guy Austrian made a small but powerful change at the synagogue he leads: He wrote down the language his community used to call non-binary members to the Torah. That...


An interfaith coalition erased medical debts for over 2,000 people in the Chicago area, inspired by an ancient Jewish custom

(JTA) — More than half of bankruptcies in the United States are connected to medical debt. For some families in the Chicago area, however, that debt is being erased in accordance with the Jewish law of shmita, the sabbatical year. The Torah’s...


Orlando's Holocaust museum is getting a huge expansion

(JTA) - Situated beside the building that houses the Jewish community center, the Jewish Federation and the Jewish Academy of Orlando lies a tiny, hidden gem of a Holocaust museum. Despite its small...


A guided tour of 'Mrs. Maisel' locations celebrates 1950s Manhattan

(New York Jewish Week) - "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" aired its fourth season finale on Friday, but if you're not quite ready to say goodbye to Midge and the rest of the very Jewish gang, the show's...


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