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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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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’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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Norway, Spain and Ireland will all recognize Palestinian state

By Shira Li BartovMay 22, 2024 (JTA) — Spain, Norway and Ireland said Wednesday they would formally recognize a Palestinian state, a sign of Israel’s challenges on the global stage. The countries portrayed the step as an attempt to salvage long-dormant prospects for progress toward a two-state solution, creating a

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Raquel Henkin offers fashion sense and fun

By Deb Silverthorn Like many little girls, Raquel Henkin used to play in her mommy’s closet; she’d put on her high heels and clomp around the house. She’d put on her mother’s scarves and hats and wait for the day when they’d all fit. Flash forward and Henkin, founder of

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Congregation Beth-El hosts an evening minyan

By Michael Sudhalter Beth-El Congregation has served the Fort Worth Jewish community since 1902 and the city’s Reform community, specifically, since 1907. But until last year, Beth-El never had a minyan, which is something of an anomaly among Reform congregations. Beth-El and Temple Emanu-El in Dallas are believed to be

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Sylvan T. Baer Foundation application cycle opens

The Sylvan T. Baer Foundation is a compelling example of the power of endowments. Sylvan T. Baer founded the Foundation in 1965 with $700,000 to honor his parents. The Foundation has now granted more than $8.5 million to support the Jewish community in North Texas — and currently maintains assets

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Moishe House (MoHo) Dallas programs flourish

New residence near Lower Greenville By Deb Silverthorn There’s a beautiful new mezuzah hanging in the Lower Greenville area. Hadar Bernstein, Spencer Silansky and Sammy Weyser have moved in, creating the area’s newest Moishe House (MoHo) location. Roommates since January, the trio is thriving as they build their home and

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Columnists

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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Passover Recipes

More Seder meal ideas

By Tina Wasserman Passover is getting closer and you are still trying to figure out what to make for the Seder meal. You’re not alone.

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