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Fighting Israel's Battles From Holland Social Media 'War Room'

By Cnaan Liphshiz

Dutch volunteers have created hundreds of posts and articles on Israel, which they disseminate through the Holland4Israel Facebook group and on Twitter, among other social media.Read More


How Much Should Non-Members Pay for A Plot in Synagogue Cemetery?

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Is $4,000 too much to ask for a non-member to be buried in a synagogue cemetery? One family’s dilemma raises questions about compassion —  and the economics of the modern shul.Read More


Rabbi's Sex Abuse Talk to 9-Year-Old Girls Sends Savannah Into Turmoil

By Paul Berger

A Savannah rabbi darkened the lights in a classroom of 9-year-old children and proceeded to talk to them about child sexual abuse. Now, the community is divided.Read More


Thousands of Israelis Protest Gaza War in Rare Outpouring for Peace

By Zafrir Rinat

Some 7,000 Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv on Saturday night for what became the largest protest against the Israeli military operation in Gaza to date.Read More


Jews Leave Alaska for Sunny Israel — Rockets Be Damned

By Uriel Heilman

A trickle of Jews are leaving their homes in tranquil Alaska to make aliyah. Israel may be in a more dangerous neighborhood — but the weather’s a lot better.Read More


Israel's Mixed Couples Try To Maintain Family 'Bubble' During Wartime

By Nathan Jeffay

Mixed marriages between Jews and Arabs are rare in Israel. And during wartime, few want to talk openly about their relationships — much less their views about the Gaza conflict.Read More


German Paper Speaks Out Against Anti-Semitism

By Don Snyder

Bild, the largest circulation paper in Germany Friday called on Germans to raise their voices against anti-Semitism. A banner headline said: “Nie Wieder Juden-Hass (Never Again Jew Hatred).Read More


Shalom, Cooperstown! Jewish Mayor Welcomes World to Baseball Hall of Fame

By Hillel Kuttler

Cooperstown Mayor Jeff Katz and Jeff Idelson, director of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, work together to oversee induction weekend.Read More


Photo Activists Shoot Against the Grain — Win Both Respect and Hatred in Israel

By Yermi Brenner

Activestills, a group of activist Israeli photographers, documents political and social struggles. It’s not an easy role to play in an increasingly nationalistic country.Read More


Jews March in New York Rally Against Israel War in Gaza

By Hody Nemes

A vocal group of Jews joined hundreds in a rally against the war in Gaza in lower Manhattan. They denounced Israel’s occupation and the Jewish establishment they say supports it.Read More


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