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Meet Joc Pederson

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Dodger fans have been aching for a World Series Championship since 1988 when they beat the Oakland Athletics in 5 games. This was the series where Kirk Gibson hit his infamous homerun in game 1. Dodger...

The Rebbe fought anti-Semitism by spreading pro-Semitism

We take it for granted that the way to address the evil of anti-Semitism is to fight it. It’s a natural part of our vocabulary. We fight, we confront, we condemn, we call out....
Officer Dan Mead, center, holds a letter of thanks from second-grade students at Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh. He is flanked by Rabbi Yisroel Rosenfeld, left, and Rabbi Henoch Rosenfeld. Credit: Chabad.org/News.

‘He took a bullet for the Jewish people’

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Officer Dan Mead woke up on Saturday, Oct. 27, and put on his uniform, as he does every morning. He checked in at the station house and began his shift patrolling the streets of Pittsburgh with...
Netta Barzilai performs at the 70th anniversary Independence Day ceremony at Mount Herzl, Jerusalem, on April 18, 2018. Credit: Hadas Parush/Flash90

Israel’s Netta Barzilai wins Eurovision 2018

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Israel’s Netta Barzilai won the Eurovision song competition on Saturday night, bringing the first place victory to the Jewish state for the first time in 20 years. Barzilai’s performance of her song “Toy” in Lisbon,...
Jesse Bogner facilitates the “Connection Workshop” with the Destination Israel program in Tel Aviv in June 2016. Credit: Daria Geller.

Emerging author Jesse Bogner’s ‘spiritual action writing’ covers everything from Kabbalah to Trump

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What’s at the intersection of Judaism, politics and spirituality? It’s a literary niche being carved out by up-and-coming writer Jesse Bogner, a student of leading international authority on Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) Michael Laitman. Bogner left New York...
Yuval Freilich, 24, won the European Fencing Championship on June 18, 2019, becoming the first Israeli to do so. Credit: European Fencing Confederation website.

Israeli fencer makes history with European championship win

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Israeli fencer Yuval Freilich, 24, took the gold medal in the European Fencing Championships in Dusseldorf, Germany on Tuesday. Yuval Freilich, ranked 40th in the world, beat out Italy’s Andrea Santarelli, rank 13, to take...
Chairman of the Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Center Natan Sharansky (left) and Israel's Knesset Speaker Mickey Levy. Credit: Courtesy.

Knesset presents award to last survivor of Babi Yar massacre

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The Knesset held a commemoration meeting on Sunday to mark 80 years since the Babi Yar massacre, the symbol of what is known as the “Holocaust of the Bullets,” and which began on the...

International Women’s Day: Real-life ‘Wonder Women’ of Israel’s volunteer medic team

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They respond to emergency calls from the public, often putting themselves in danger in order to save lives. They perform CPR, deliver babies and comfort victims of traumatic events. They work behind the scenes...

Now online: Never-before seen footage of 1900s Jewish Britain

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The images tumble from the screen, in glorious Technicolor or flickering black-and-white. The quality is highly variable and so is the subject matter, ranging from the utterly banal to the high-flown. And yet, there is...
Elie and Marion Wiesel at the 2012 Time 100 gala, April 24, 2012. Credit: David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons.

Virtual 90th-birthday event honors Marion Wiesel’s support of Ethiopian Jewry

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In celebration of Marion Wiesel’s 90th birthday, the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity and Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO) will hold a star-studded virtual event with a performance by Israeli singer, songwriter and musician Idan Raichel on Jan....