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Israel doesn't want to fight, but they are prepared

Earlier this week, the Israeli Air Force carried out a three-day exercise simulating a large-scale war against Hezbollah, the terrorist group that controls much of Lebanon, and which reportedly has as many as 150,000 missiles aimed at Israel....

 By Andrew Lapin    News    February 26, 2021

Arizona Jewish Post shuts down after 75 years

(JTA) - The Arizona Jewish Post, a 75-year-old community publication covering the Jewish population of Tucson and southern Arizona, announced it would cease operations effective March 1. The Jewish...



Wendi Sue Roth, 66, of Celebration, Fla., passed away on Feb. 13, 2021. Wendi was born in Denver, Colorado to Shirley and Stanley Hailpern on June 7, 1954. She grew up and remained in Denver most of... Full story


On the NYC mayoral campaign trail, Andrew Yang hints at hands-off approach to yeshiva education

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) - New York mayoral candidate Andrew Yang waded into the debate over the push for secular education at yeshivas, affirming "parental choice" and saying there is a...

 By Josh Hasten    News    February 26, 2021

The ongoing battle over illegal construction in Judea and Samaria

(JNS) - According to Gabi Harow, a resident of the Israeli settlement of Nokdim in Gush Etzion, there have been massive changes in the landscape since he moved to the community with his family in...


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Flagship New Jersey yeshiva cancels Purim celebrations By Andrew Silow-Carroll (JTA) — Haredi Orthodox Jews in Lakewood, New Jersey, are curtailing Purim festivities because of COVID-19. For the first time in 80 years, Beth Medrash Govoha, the...


ADL singles out Poland, Hungary, Russia and British Labour Party in Europe anti-Semitism report

(JTA) - Authorities in Poland, Russia, Hungary and some lawmakers in Britain's Labour Party used anti-Semitism for political means, according to the Anti-Defamation League's anti-Semitism report on...


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