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That Time I Wrote a Letter to John Glenn — and His Touching Response Back

It was a personal letter, full of charm, humor and individualized encouragement to an eager child.

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Trump Picks Third Goldman Sachs Alum, Gary Cohn, for Government Role

Trump’s inclusion of three former or current Goldman executives in his cabinet seems to be at odds with his campaign rhetoric, in which he cut a last-minute com...

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Chinese Bank Limits ATM Withdraws, Slashing Sheldon Adelson’s Net Worth by $3 Billion

A decision by the largest ATM provider to set a limit withdrawals in Macau for gamblers from mainland China sent the shares of Adelson’s company, Las Vegas Sand...

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Israel’s Junior Mr. Universe Credits Orthodoxy For Bodybuilding Success

Kobi Ifrach, 20, left the path of strict Jewish observance during high school and now abides instead by the strictures of bodybuilding.

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New Jersey Family to Pay Rabbis Shunned by Israeli Rabbinate

By providing a living wage to rabbis who are not eligible for state funding – and that includes the vast majority of Conservative, Reform, and liberal Orthodox ...

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EU Official Says It Can Fight Anti-Semitism Without Solid Definition

BRUSSELS (JTA) — The absence of an EU definition for hatred of Jews does not compromise efforts to fight the phenomenon, the body’s coordinator on combating anti-Semitism said. Katharina von Schnurbein, who last year became the first EU official to hold the title, defended the European Union’s ability to counter anti-Semitism in an interview with JTA…

Culture

New Exhibit on Jewish Postcards Set To Open at The Museum on Eldridge Street

A new exhibit at The Museum on Eldridge Street will feature Jewish postcards from both Eastern Europe and the Lower East Side

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This is How Much It’ll Cost You to Have Coffee with Ivanka Trump

Want to share a cup of joe with Ivanka Trump? It’ll cost you.

National

Neo-Nazis Revel in Richard Spencer Texas A&M Event

“We were there for Richard Spencer’s event, or, to be more precise, we were there to confront the hordes of Jews, anti-Whites, and mud people,” Anglin wrote in ...

Culture

How I Reunited My Holocaust Survivor Father With His Long Lost Neighbor

Barbara Finkelstein’s father survived the deportation of Jews from Poland’s Uchanie. She met his old neighbor and found a sympathetic connection.

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