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 By Oren Peleg    Features    June 15, 2018

Capt. Elgen Long-last surviving member of flight crew that saved Yemenite Jews in 1949

(JNS)-With city lights dotting the night behind her, Dr. Dee Gaines, a neuropsychologist, sat for good reason-she's very pregnant. But when Capt. Elgen Long, the last surviving member of a commercial...


Eurovision-only if it's in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel should withdraw as host of the Eurovision song contest if it is not held in Jerusalem, an Israeli government minister said. “I will recommend to the government that if the Eurovision is not in Jerusalem, then it wouldn’t...


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

‘The Band’s Visit’ wins 10 Tony Awards, including for best musical (JTA)—“The Band’s Visit,” a jewel-box musical based on an Israeli film about an Egyptian band stranded in a hardscrabble Negev town, won the 2018 Tony Award for best...

 By Josefin Dolsten    News    June 15, 2018

Banned from marrying interfaith couples, Conservative rabbis are finding other ways to celebrate them

NEW YORK (JTA)-Emily Schorr Lesnick and Jamila Humphrie always knew that Judaism would play a part in the life they wanted to build together. But experiences with Conservative Jewish institutions had...

 By Josefin Dolsten    News    June 15, 2018

Ugandan rabbi: 'We... need to be treated like any other Jewish community'

(JTA)-A Ugandan rabbi called on Israel to recognize his community after the government ruled against allowing members to move to the Jewish state. Rabbi Gershom Sizomu confirmed a report in Haaretz...

 By Ben Sales    Features    June 15, 2018

As night falls, Jerusalem's old-school Jewish market transforms into a hipster hangout

JERUSALEM (JTA)-In another life, Kobi Frig would have been sitting behind vats of spices in Jerusalem's bustling, labyrinthine Mahane Yehuda market, hawking paprika, zaatar and cinnamon like his...


Frozen Limonana: The Israeli slushie your summer needs

(The Nosher via JTA)-Limonana is a classic Israeli drink that combines freshly squeezed lemon juice and mint leaves for a unique Israeli-style lemonade treat that's beloved throughout the country....


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