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At-home booklet for use during Sukkot. Credit: Chabad.org/News.

Sukkot guide to help those at home celebrate holiday

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Along with spending time in the sukkah and waving the “Four Species” or “Four Kinds” (etrog, lulav, arava and hadass) a central observance of the holiday of Sukkot is holding festive evening-time celebrations. Known as Simchat Beit Hashoeva, they harken back to the...

‘A Boy in Winter’ Brings Privation, Fear, Horror of Holocaust Graphically to Life

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A Boy in Winter appears initially to be an firsthand account, told from the viewpoints of the various individuals involved – both directly and indirectly – in the roundup and murder of the Jews of...
Kenneth C. Zirkel, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Burlington, Vermont, Grapples with Israel-Palestinian Conflict

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‘Twas two nights before Yom Kippur, when all through Burlington City Hall, a half-mile from Lake Champlain’s eastern shore, many a creature of sorts was stirring…stirring up unrest for Jewish Vermonters, 5,400 miles from...
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Most US Teens Experienced Harassment When Gaming Online, ADL Survey Finds

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Sixty percent of children ages 13-17 have experienced harassment while playing games online, according to a first-of-its-kind survey of online gaming experiences released today by the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) Center for Technology and Society. Despite the significant...
Secretary-General Kofi Annan (right at podium) speaking at the opening of the World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance in Durban. Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider.

The hate-fest that is Durban rears its ugly head again

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Next week, the United Nations is set to reinforce infamy. In the wings of the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York, it is to hold a 20th anniversary summit of its so-called World...
Mithal Jamal Al-Alusi speaking at an event hosted by the American Jewish Committee in 2019. Credit: American Jewish Committee

Former Iraqi politician warns of Iran using Iraq as ‘a way station for weapons...

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America’s retreat from maintaining a strong military presence and moral leadership in the Mideast and Asia is a strategic blunder that aggressive regimes, including Iran, will seek to use to their advantage, says one...
Asio has developed a system called NavGuard to provide drones with their own ability to process video feeds from on-board cameras, analyze their surroundings and convert that information into precise location information. Credit: Courtesy.

In increasingly crowded skies, Israeli company offers drones a new way of navigating

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In the not-too-distant future, the skies will grow increasingly crowded with drones, and civil aviation authorities are concerned about safety. In 2020, the number of consumer-level drone services in the United States surpassed $1.25 billion,...
Germany’s representative to Ramallah Oliver Owcza with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh. Source: PA. Prime Minister's Office/Twitter.

Germany, Palestinian Authority sign $117 million cooperation agreement

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Germany and the Palestinian Authority have signed a 100 million euro ($117 million) cooperation agreement that will see German investment in areas under P.A. control. The donation will finance “sustainable economic development in over the next...
Nemi El-Hassan. Source: Twitter/Nemi El-Hassan.

Islamist presenter suspended from German TV show over allegations of anti-Semitism

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A Muslim journalist was axed from her pending position as a TV host for a German science program after allegations came forward about her past anti-Semitic activity, including participation in the pro-Iran, anti-Israel Al-Quds march...
Ines Demiri, the chargé d’affaires of Kosovo, in front of the country's embassy in Jerusalem. Source: Ines Demiri/Twitter.

Kosovo’s envoy to Israel looks back on ‘important and exciting historical step’

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After more than 10 years of covert relations, the State of Israel and the Republic of Kosovo agreed to establish formal diplomatic relations on Sept. 4, 2020. In September and early October of last...