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 By Ben Sales    News    July 3, 2015

Using early Zionists' script, Jewish volunteers aim to empower West Bank Palestinians

UMM EL-KHEIR, West Bank (JTA)-They dig their fingers into the dirt, their knees bearing into the ground as they embed sprigs of thyme in identical rows. The sun beats down on the small plot, and the...

 
 By Maayan Jaffe    Features    July 3, 2015

After mulling suicide, Jewish author promotes laughing your way to wellness

Depression is laughable. It's a bold statement. But it is one that Jewish author John Shuchart of Leawood, Kan., thinks could positively impact the 14.8 million American adults who suffer from...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Israel intercepts flotilla vessel attempting to break blockade of Gaza JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Israeli Navy intercepted an activist ship in the waters off the coast of the Gaza Strip. Commandos from the Shayetet 13 naval special forces unit boarded...

 
 By Curt Schleier    Features    July 3, 2015

In new HBO doc, a look at writer-AIDS activist Larry Kramer, warts and all

(JTA)-It wasn't so long ago that gay men were vilified by American society at large. Back in the 1980s, when the AIDS epidemic surfaced, priests railed against them, claiming the disease was God's...

 
 By Shannon Sarna    Features    July 3, 2015

A different kind of roasted potatoes

(The Nosher via JTA)-I love roasted potatoes for Friday night, but sometimes they can get a bit boring. Of course you can dress up your potatoes with zaatar, mustard or even truffle oil, just...

 

'Orange is the New Black': The best Jewish moments from the new season

(JTA)-"Orange Is the New Black" protagonist Piper Chapman may no longer have a Jewish husband, but that doesn't mean that Judaism isn't a huge part of the new season of the Netflix hit. In fact,...

 

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