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House votes to block Trump from militarily striking Iran

(JNS)—The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Friday to block U.S. President Donald Trump from militarily striking Iran. The measure was added by a vote of 251-170 to a $733 billion National Defense Authorization Act that would... Full story

 By Penny Schwartz    News    July 26, 2019

Fliers in Massachusetts declare Holocaust 'fake news'

BOSTON (JTA)-Two anti-Semitic fliers that deny the Holocaust were posted at a Massachusetts synagogue, with reports of similar incidents at synagogues in two other states. Police are investigating... Full story


Israeli, Palestinian business group tours Dead Sea area

(JNS)—Israeli and Palestinian businessmen toured the Dead Sea region last week with the aim of building on the seeds of mutual cooperation planted during last month’s “Peace to Prosperity” economic workshop in Bahrain. Participating in the... Full story


Reading Anne Frank helped me start learning about Jews-and understand my own Native American history

RÜSSELSHEIM, Germany (JTA)-Growing up on my small Indian reservation in Montana, I enjoyed a sense of security I wouldn't fully appreciate or understand until adulthood. Surrounded by friends and... Full story


Top Trump officials headline conference focusing on the 'new anti-Semitism'

WASHINGTON (JTA)-U.S. Attorney General William Barr called anti-Semitism a "cancer" at a Department of Justice summit on the topic notable for its focus on anti-Israel activity and for speeches by... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs

Netanyahu accuses Europeans of appeasing Iran like they did Germany in the ’30s By Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA)—The European Union said it remains committed to the nuclear deal with Iran despite that country’s claims that it violated its terms,... Full story

 By Ben Harris    Features    July 26, 2019

Alumni of these Jewish summer camps are making aliyah in droves

Every Friday, the staff and campers at Camp Ramah Nyack gather for a ceremony called Shishi Al Hamigrash-Hebrew for "Friday on the field." The entire camp community, some 1,100 people in all,... Full story


Archaeologists find fabled Crusader moat outside Jerusalem's Old City walls

(JNS)—Archaeologists have discovered an 11th-century moat just outside Jerusalem’s Old City walls—the first hard evidence of a fabled Crusader siege against the city 920 years ago. Attested to in several historical documents, many scholars... Full story


Iran is risking war by upping the ante in conflict with US

(JNS)—As the United States continues to ratchet up pressure on Iran and as Tehran continues to breach the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the question is whether the increased tensions could... Full story


Zucchini Baba Ganoush: Use all that summer squash for a rich dip

By the end of the summer, I’m always looking for ways to use up all the summer squash that is inevitably overgrowing in my garden. Making a baba ganoush-like dip with zucchini is my favorite way to use up this versatile vegetable. Like eggplant, th... Full story


Emmys 2019: All the Jewish nominees

(JTA)-It's Emmy season again and Jews in the TV industry have plenty of reason to celebrate. Out of all the nominees announced Tuesday, here's a roundup of the Jewish picks on the list. Winners will... Full story


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