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‘Driving’ Cancer Away with a Smile and a Cup of Joe

It’s an emotionally grinding drill that was all too familiar to Arele and David Weingarten, when their mother, Miriam succumbed to the disease after prolonged cancer treatment.

First Ever Global Observance of the Rescue of European Jewry

Russian Jews led the call for a wider, global Jewish recognition of the rescue of European Jewry.

PM Netanyahu Competes in International Bible Quiz

Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu competed with others Tuesday in the fifth International Bible Quiz in Jerusalem.

Chag Kasher v’Sameach from JewishPress.com

We would like to wish all our readers a wonderful and kosher Pesach holiday.

Tens of Thousands Stream into Hebron for Passover Festival

Tens of thousands of Jews streamed into Hebron to celebrate the city's annual Passover festival.

Israeli Beekeepers Help Make New Year Sweeter for President and First Lady

(JERUSALEM) - Beekeepers from across Israel delivered their honey products to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week in light of a festive event held...

Public Pre-Yom Kippur ‘Kapparot’ Ceremonies Banned in 3 Israeli Cities

The pre-Yom Kippur practice of using a live chicken for the "kapparot" ritual was banned in three Israeli cities this year.

Body of Missing Israeli Located in Hungary

The body of an Israeli student was found in Hungary over the weekend after he was missing for a week.

11-Day Sukkot Curfew on Gaza Strip, PA

If anyone asks, this is why Israel closes off the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian Authority for the duration of Jewish holidays: to commemorate the Park Hotel massacre.

Liberman: Shaming Hareidi Soldiers For Military Service Akin to Idolatry [video]

Defense Minister Liberman pointed out that King David fought, as did Joshua bin Nun, saying they also had an understanding of Torah and Judaism.

NYPD Evacuates 770 After 911 Gets Bomb Threat

A bomb threat called in to the NYC 911 switchboard prompts police to evacuate "770" Eastern Pkwy.

‘Rickshaw’ Sukkah Makes the Rounds in New York

A “wandering Sukkah” catches up with wandering Jews.

From Nazi Germany to Beit Shemesh, a Family Menorah Continues to Glow

The menorah that today sits on the windowsill of the home of the family of Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner, had once faced Nazi headquarters in Kiel, Germany in 1931.

8 Jews Ejected from Temple Mount, Passover Day 4

Eight more Jews have been added to the list of those ejected from the grounds of the Temple Mount this Passover.

Tel Aviv Celebrates Passover, then Hits the Beach

Each of Tel Aviv’s 13 beautiful beaches has its own distinct character.

Selichot

Ashkenazi Jews begin saying Selichot tonight, the week of Rosh Hashana.

New ‘Olim’ Pass the ‘Taste Test’ of Chanukah Sufganiyot [video]

New immigrants, including small children and a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor, went through the ordeal of tasting Jews' favorite unhealthy snack.

Netanyahu Says Israel Will ‘Overcome’ UN Resolution, Will Also Stop Funding UN Agencies

PM Netanyahu says Israel is cutting funds to five UN agencies for a start, and is reevaluating its relationship with the world body.

Israelis Celebrated a Sweet ‘Mimouna’ Saturday Night

Israelis with Moroccan heritage celebrated the end of Passover with 'Mimouna' Saturday night with music and special, intricate sweet foods.

Tzohar’s High Holy Day Programs Estimated To Reach over 60,000 in Israel

Tzohar 'Praying Together' attendees all receive the same prayer book to make it easier to follow along.

How Jewish Traditions Begin (Photo Essay)

Is this a new Lag B'Omer tradition in the making?

Child of Islamic Iranian Father Joins Flag Dance in Jerusalem

The sudden change and trauma in her life spurred P. to begin searching for her roots.

Tillerson’s State Dept. Refusing to Celebrate Ramadan

It is difficult to ignore the influence of Jewish tradition on Muslim rituals in general and Ramadan in particular, in a kind of upping the spiritual ante on the part of the illiterate security guard who started a new religion.

NC Gay Pride Event Pushed on Account of Yom Kippur

You could finish Ma'ariv with the minyan, then even do Kiddush Levanah, if the sky isn't overcast, change into your leather shorts and hit the festival.

Chabad Says ‘No Way We Won’t Make a Seder’ in Katmandu

Chabad-Lubavitch officials say “there’s no way in the world, come Passover we will not make a seder for the thousands of Jews who are relying on us” this year in Katmandu, Nepal.

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