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Mourners attend the funeral of brothers Yosef David Elhadar and Moshe Mordechai Elhadar, two victims of the stampede in Meron during the celebration of Lag B'Omer, May 2, 2021. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

The names and faces of those who lost their lives at Mount Meron

Some of the people killed in the stampede at Lag B’Omer celebrations on Mount Meron were laid to rest on Saturday night, with the Abu Kabir Institute of Forensic Medicine having identified the 45 bodies by...
The family of Donny Morris attends his burial on Sunday in Jerusalem. Source: Screenshot.

Mirlana Morris to her son, Donny: ‘You touched so many lives with your kindness’

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With a cracking voice and tears in her eyes, Donny Morris’s mother, Mirlana Morris, eulogized her son. “I have so many questions,” she said through sobs, “but little to no answers.” “But what I do...
Shira Marili Mirvis, the first-ever Israeli woman appointed to be sole rabbinic leader of an Orthodox synagogue. Source: Screenshot.

Interview with an Orthodox trailblazer: Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis

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Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis made history last month as the first-ever Israeli woman appointed to be the sole rabbinic leader of an Orthodox synagogue, the Shirat Hatamar congregation in Efrat. I talked to Shira...
By Jill Granberg. Religious Jews walk past Arab men on the streets of Jerusalem's old city.

Jews and Jerusalem: A love story

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The bond between the city of Jerusalem and the Jewish people is profound. This love runs deep and has been expressed in a myriad of ways throughout the 4,000 years of Jewish history. The Temple...
Karl Jaspers

A Time For Candor: What Have We Learned From The Pandemic?

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“The enemy is the unphilosophical spirit which knows nothing and wants to know nothing of truth.” Karl Jaspers, Reason and Anti-Reason in our Time (1971) By definition, Covid-19 has been a crisis of biology. Nonetheless, certain core explanations for American...
Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis. Credit: Courtesy.

Orthodox synagogue appoints Israel’s first sole female spiritual leader

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Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis made history this week by becoming the first woman in Israel to serve as an Orthodox synagogue’s sole spiritual leader. The Shirat Tamar Synagogue in Efrat has appointed Mirvis as its...
Jordan Burnette. Source: Screenshot.

Jews troubled after court releases man arrested for Bronx synagogue attacks

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A 29-year-old man from the Riverdale section of the Bronx, N.Y., was arrested on May 1 by the New York City Police Department for a string of attacks on synagogues there. Jordan Burnette is facing a number...
Beth Israel Congregation in Ann Arbor, Mich. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Michigan Jewish community urges appeals court to restrict protests outside synagogue

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Members of a synagogue in Ann Arbor, Mich., advocated before a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals last week that the city must enforce restrictions on protesters who have demonstrated outside their congregation every Saturday...
An illustration of a cyber attack. Credit: F8 studio/Shutterstock.

Report: Iran likely behind cyber attacks on Israeli supply chain companies

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Israeli companies are being targeted by a new wave of cyber attacks, and industry experts say Iran is the likely culprit, The Marker reported on Sunday. Recent incidents have included attacks on the Veritas logistics company and...
Hamas political bureau chief Khaled Mashaal speaks with BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen in Qatar in 2015. Source: Screenshot.

Hamas diaspora director: ‘To hell with the worthless scum who normalized relations with Israel’

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Hamas diaspora director Khaled Mashaal said in a recent interview that those who normalize relations with Israel are “worthless scum” and are no longer considered part of the Islamic nation. In the interview, which aired...