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OU awards $100,000 to 35 synagogues for initiatives to welcome back congregants

The Orthodox Union has awarded $100,000 in grants to 35 synagogues in 15 U.S. states and one Canadian province in an effort to bring communities back to shul as more people are vaccinated against...
The National Mall in Washington, D.C. Credit: Albert Pego/Shutterstock.

Dozens of Jewish groups plan Washington rally to raise awareness of anti-Semitism

Dozens of national and local Jewish organizations are banning together for “No Fear: A Rally in Solidarity With the Jewish People,” to be held on July 11 in Washington, D.C., to raise awareness about...

Let’s Have Compassion for the Rabbi’s Spouse

I believe some of the most important unsung heroes of non-Orthodox Judaism are the spouses of pulpit rabbis.  We don’t pay them, but more often than not, we expect them to devote their lives...
Gwen Goldman standing for the national anthem at a New York Yankees game. Source: New York Yankees/Twitter.

Jewish mom fulfills 60-year-old dream of being bat girl for New York Yankees

A Jewish mom finally got to be a bat girl for the New York Yankees on Monday night 60 years after her request was originally turned down because of her gender, ESPN reported. Gwen Goldman, 70, a...
New York Rangers Adam Fox receiving the Norris Trophy. Source: Screenshot.

NY Rangers’ Adam Fox becomes first Jewish winner of major NHL award

Adam Fox, a Jewish hockey player with the New York Rangers, was named on Tuesday the winner of the 2020-21 James Norris Memorial Trophy. The trophy is giving annually to the National Hockey League’s (NHL) top defenseman...
Legion’s mission is to train and equip civilians with the skills needed to defend themselves and their families. Credit: Courtesy.

With attacks on Jews increasing, the need for self-defense is real

Tough times demand tough Jews. If Jon Loew has his way, Jews in the United States and around the world will invest the time and energy needed to learn self-defense to protect themselves. Loew...
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Eva’s European Apple Pie

Ahh…Mom and apple pie, as American as our flag. Apple pie is a Fourth of July must-have, an enduring tradition, and super delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. If you asked a soldier in...

I survived a suicide bombing 18 years ago, but so did terrorism and its...

In Judaism, the number 18, Chai, symbolizes life. It is a positive and affirming symbol, which is why you often see it in Jewish artwork and jewelry. For me, however, this year, it signifies the...
Eva Schloss, stepdaughter of Otto Frank with the students during the debate of Holocaust after International Day in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. 30 January 2018. Credit: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Anne Frank’s stepsister and Auschwitz survivor Eva Schloss regains Austrian citizenship

A Jewish woman who fled Austria as a child to escape Nazi persecution, and later became the stepsister of famed diarist Anne Frank, has reclaimed her Austrian citizenship at the age of 92. Eva Schloss...
The 150 ambucycles join a fleet of 1,000 ambucycles already operating in Israel for United Hatzalah. Credit: David Isaac.

Miriam Adelson donates 150 lifesaving ‘ambucycles’ to United Hatzalah

Passersby were treated to a striking sight outside Jerusalem’s City Hall on Tuesday. One-hundred and fifty bright orange “ambucycles” – motorcycles and scooters equipped with lifesaving medical equipment – were lined in neat rows...