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YIVO Hopes To Digitize Lithuania Archives — But Where Is the Cash?

By Paul Berger

YIVO has launched a massive plan to digitize 1.5 million documents on Jewish life stored in Lithuania. But the group has so far only raised $350K toward the groundbreaking project.Read More


Grim Week for Animals as Jewish and Muslim Rituals Coincide

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

It’s not a great week to be a chicken or a goat. Thanks to a fluke of the calendar, a Jewish ritual slaughter and a Muslim sacrifice occur within a single day of each other.Read More


How the Israel Lobby Set Beto O'Rourke Right

By Nathan Guttman

It took only one wrong vote to teach a freshman Democrat from Texas how sensitive, and even wrathful, the Jewish community can be when it comes to Israel.Read More


Sparkling $100M Jewish Community Center Towers Over East Ukraine City

By Cnaan Liphshiz

Towering over the skyline of this industrial metropolis, the 22-story Menorah Center is said to be the largest Jewish community center in Europe and a symbol of the remarkable Jewish revival here after decades of communist repression.Read More


3 Israeli Soldiers Commit Suicide After Gaza War

By Gili Cohen

Three soldiers who fought in this summer’s war in the Gaza Strip have committed suicide over the last month.Read More


LeBron James Returns to Cleveland — Israel's Champion Hoops Team a Side Show

By Hillel Kuttler

The LeBron James carnival’s coming to Cleveland — and the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team has a front-row seat.Read More


Statement by Jewish Studies Professors in North America Regarding the Amcha Initiative

We the undersigned are professors of Jewish studies at North American universities.Read More


Jewish Professors Hit Back Against Pro-Israel Campus 'Blacklist'

By Paul Berger

One campus group is warning students about professors who may be biased against Israel. Now another group of Jewish academics is pushing back against what one calls a ‘blacklist.’Read More


El Al Grapples With Gender Segregation Furor

By Ben Sales

Israel’s national airline has long had to contend with ultra-Orthodox Jews insisting on gender separation. Recent incidents have prompted calls for El Al to resolve the issue.Read More


Using Native Grapes To Bring Israeli Winemaking Back to Roots

By Ben Sales

Today there are hundreds of Israeli wineries, but they largely use varieties of grapes that are indigenous to Europe. By finding and growing grapes native to Israel, Elyashiv Drori hopes to bring Israeli winemaking back to its roots.Read More


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