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Eva’s Black n’ White Meringues

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Base Recipe: Eva Giesener, z”l My Mom used to make Black-N’-White Cookies. Those cookies were to simply incredible. Of course, I am biased, but in my humble opinion, they were right up there with the...
Ilia Salita (photo credit: GENESIS PHILANTHROPY GROUP)

New Award Announced to Recognize Applied Research Initiatives Focused on Jewish Communities Around the...

The establishment of the Ilia Salita Excellence in Research Award, funded by Genesis Philanthropy Group (GPG), was announced at the Jewish Funders Network (JFN) 2021 International Conference on Wednesday, March 17. The award celebrates the life and legacy of...
Moderna CMO Tal Zaks speaking at the Birthright Excel Israel Summit virtual conference. Source: Screenshot.

Moderna’s Tal Zaks: US-Israel exchange of ideas based on sanctity of life, belief in...

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The Birthright Israel Excel Summit took place virtually through Feb. 11 and included more than 5,000 students from more than 100 universities worldwide. Organized by Harvard and Columbia students, it featured keynote speakers such...
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden meets with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on March 9, 2016. Photo by Flash90.

US official, Palestinians speak in first government contact in years

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Officials in the Biden administration and the Palestinian Authority held a discussion on Monday in what appears to be the first formal contact between the United States and Palestinians in several years. U.S. Deputy Assistant...
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, in conjunction with Amidar—Israel’s national public housing company and a branch of the Ministry of Construction and Housing—are distributing winter kits to 10,000 elderly residents in public housing across the country, January 2021. Credit: IFCJ.

10,000 elderly residents in public housing across Israel receive winter kits

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In the midst of winter in Israel, residents are struggling with the financial burden of heating their homes, especially as they spend more time indoors as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and bills...
Willem van de Poll, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

The man behind the last days of Adolf Eichmann

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I was very young on that May day in 1960, helping my Auschwitz survivor mother in the kitchen when the radio announced: “The Nazi war criminal the architect of the “Final Solution” is in Israel...
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on Dec. 21, 2017 in The Hague. Credit: International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia/Wikimedia Commons.

UN Secretary-General: World alliance needed to combat anti-Semitism

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On the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said that “coordinated global action” was needed to combat the increase of neo-Nazism and white supremacy the world has seen since the...
Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Trump pardons former adviser Steve Bannon and 70 others on the last day of...

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The announcement came just hours before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Trump also granted a presidential pardon to more than 70 people in his final hours in office. Pardons were announced for rappers Lil Wayne...
U.S. Circuit Judge Merrick Garland, who is U.S. President-elect's nominee to be U.S. attorney general. Credit: The White House via Wikimedia Commons.

Biden to name Merrick Garland as nominee for US attorney general

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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate U.S. Circuit Court Judge Merrick Garland as U.S. attorney general, according to media reports on Wednesday. Garland, 68, who is Jewish, currently serves on the U.S. Court...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein meet Herzl and Fadila Levy, the country's 500,000th people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, at a Clalit Health Services vaccination facility in Jerusalem, on Dec. 29, 2020. Photo: Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO.

Netanyahu, health minister meet 500,000th Israeli to receive COVID-19 vaccine

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein on Tuesday congratulated the country’s 500,000th person to be vaccinated against COVID-19. “It warms the heart to see the citizens of Israel joining in to...