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Time to get your grill on It’s Lag B’Omer

By Ethel G. Hofman (JNS) Lag B’Omer, which begins at sundown on Saturday, May 25 and ends at nightfall on Sunday, May 26, is the day between Passover and Shavuot. According to the Talmud, a plague that had spread among the students of Rabbi Akiva ceased on Lag B’Omer, the

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Speaker Mike Johnson invites Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress

By Ron KampeasMay 24, 2024 WASHINGTON (JTA) — U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress, offering a diplomatic lifeline for the Israeli leader who is facing the prospect of an international arrest warrant and who is

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Israel

IDF recovers bodies of three more hostages in Gaza

Orión Hernández Radoux, 30, Hanan Yablonka, 42, and Michel Nisenbaum, 59, were all killed on Oct. 7. By JNS Staff ReportMay 24, 2024 The Israel Defense Forces recovered the bodies of three more hostages from the Gaza Strip during an overnight operation, the military announced on Friday. Orión Hernández Radoux,

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Israel

‘Hamas responsible for prolonging Gaza war’

“Hamas is choosing right now to continue this war by refusing to release our hostages,” said IDF Spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari. By Akiva Van KoningsveldMay 24, 2024 Hamas started the war with Israel and is responsible for perpetuating the conflict by refusing to lay down arms and release the

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Israel

Three IDF soldiers killed during Beit Hanoun operation

Israeli forces are conducting a targeted raid to root out the remaining Hamas terrorists there • Rafah activities expanded to the Yavne refugee camp, according to Palestinian reports. By JNS Staff ReportMay 23, 2024 Three Israel Defense Forces soldiers were killed in action on Wednesday during a targeted raid in

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Israel

The stories of the women in the harrowing video

Hamas kidnapped field observers were from the Nahal Oz base on Oct. 7. Five are seen in the abduction video released at the request of their families By Noam DvirMay 23, 2024 Agam Berger Agam Berger, aged 19, is the twin sister of Li-Yam, born two minutes before her. She’s

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Israel

Israel’s War Cabinet orders negotiators to continue hostage talks

The unanimous decision to restart the stalled negotiations was reportedly reached following hours of deliberation. By JNS Staff ReportMay 23, 2024 Israel’s War Cabinet on Wednesday night approved updated guidelines for the team negotiating the release of the remaining hostages held by Hamas in Gaza. After four hours of deliberation,

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Taking responsibility

By Laura Seymour Dear Families, One of the most important values that we must all practice is responsibility. Responsibility — achrayut — is so important,

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Recipes

Passover Recipes

For savoring after the Seder

By Paula Shoyer (JNS)The main course is a tasty, room-temperature side dish that you should make in advance so that when you are ready to

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