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Interest in immigrating to Israel from US soars despite pandemic-era challenges

When Aaron Feinblatt moved to Israel in late February 2020, just as the first signs of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak were emerging, only one person wore a mask on his aliyah flight. Feinblatt...


This Jewish teen created a daily news digest, The Cramm, read by millions worldwide

Unlike most teenagers, Olivia Seltzer doesn’t like to sleep in. She wakes up most days at 5 a.m. to scan the internet and write The Cramm, a newsletter with the latest national and international...


Creator of 'BoJack Horseman' comes from a home of funny Jews

SAN FRANCISCO (J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA)-While growing up in Palo Alto, Raphael Bob-Waksberg was a serious consumer of popular culture. He would watch TV for hours on end...

 By Renee Ghert-Zand    News    June 15, 2018

Four years after 3 Israeli yeshiva boys were kidnapped and killed, their families find a new normal

JERUSALEM-It's easy to spot Iris Yifrach as she walks through the crowds in a packed shopping mall in central Israel. And it's not just because she's wearing a bright yellow blouse and matching...


How an Oregon-born immigrant to Israel found a job giving tours of Hamas tunnels

TEL AVIV-Capt. Libby Weiss spent most of the summer of 2014 in a Hamas tunnel, and she wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else. Israel's military captured the tunnel, which extended from Gaza into...


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