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 By Pamela Ruben    Features    June 30, 2017

Tidbits from the Sandwich Generation

My favorite Mother's Day gift was a refrigerator magnet set with more Yiddish words than even my "Bubbie" (grandmother) spoke. Every time someone passes through my kitchen, they rearrange the magnets...

 

Fewer marriages and fewer children means fewer Jews doing Jewish

(JTA)-On Jan. 16, 1949, Toby Fassman married Max Cohen (Steven M. Cohen's parents, now both of blessed memory). At 24, Toby was among the last of her circle of friends in Brooklyn to marry, and...

 

Connecting to the land, not the phone-A Day with Israeli-Druze youth

Israel is home to approximately 140,000 members of the Druze faith, but today there's a dozen or so young students waiting patiently for me as I park my car next to the Shrine of the Prophet Bha'a...

 
 By Toby Axelrod    News    June 30, 2017

These young Jews are optimistic about their future in Europe

BERLIN (JTA)-It's a drizzly Saturday morning in May. Some 160 young Jews, mostly European and ranging from Orthodox to secular, have come to the Hotel Berlin to talk about everything under the sun....

 

Here's how we can preserve the dignity of aging Holocaust survivors

(JTA)-Nazi death marches crippled Mr. Cohen's knees. The 94-year-old who survived Auschwitz now felt defeated trying to climb the stairs to his walk-up condo. He and his wife of 66 years used to be...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Netanyahu’s office defends vote to freeze Western Wall agreement JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Prime Minister’s Office in Israel said it was working to ensure that Jews of all streams can feel comfortable praying at the Western Wall after the Cabinet...

 

When Ezekiel came to visit

Until I moved to Israel, the closest I got to farming was knowing were to get good produce at a farmers market. Since living in Israel, I see how the simple act of eating and growing produce is a fulf...

 
 By Andrew Tobin    News    June 30, 2017

Water-Gen launches first water pilot program in Florida

(JTA)-Large parts of Florida are suffering from severe drought, and hurricane season threatens to make things worse. Enter Water-Gen, an Israeli company whose technology captures humidity to...

 

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