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IDF green-lights ‘operational plans’ for Lebanon

The plans were “authorized and validated” by Northern Command head Maj. Gen. Uri Gordin and IDF Operations Directorate head Maj. Gen. Oded Basiuk. JNS Staff ReportJune 19, 2024 The Israel Defense Forces’ Northern Command has approved operational plans for a war against the Hezbollah terrorist group in Southern Lebanon, the army announced on Tuesday.

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Happy anniversary, Janice and Larry Feldman

64 years of lovin’ By Deb Silverthorn Janice and Larry Feldman will celebrate 64 years of marriage June 26. In 1960, their wedding day was the day the couple finished their freshman year at the University of Oklahoma. Happily ever after, the Feldmans continue to shine as an example of

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Anshai Torah welcomes Rabbi Helene Kornsgold

CAT’s first director of lifelong learning With the school year just ended, Congregation Anshai Torah is firing up the year to come with the addition of Rabbi Helene Kornsgold to its team of clergy. Anshai’s first director of lifelong learning, Kornsgold is packing up her family, curriculum and ruach for

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The candy man makes his mark in Big D

Neuhaus owner celebrates 20 years at Preston Royal By Sharon Wisch-Ray Mervyn Sacher has had a lifelong affinity for chocolate. And as the owner of Neuhaus, the gourmet chocolate shoppe and café for decades, he has been the candy man. In fact, Sacher will dress up as Willy Wonka on

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Shearith Israel now has 3 senior rabbis

Shul innovates with trio of Sunshine, Roffman and Wallach By Rachel Tucker Ancient teachings share that the number three signifies harmony, wisdom and understanding. This rings true for Congregation Shearith Israel, which now has three senior rabbis leading the synagogue. Rabbis Adam Roffman and Shira Wallach were recently installed as

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Israel

Oct. 7 survivors, hostage families hold event at UN HQ in Geneva

The exhibit coincided with the presentation by the Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry’s latest report on the Oct. 7 massacre. By Amelie Botbol June 19, 2024 Survivors of Hamas’s Oct. 7 massacre, relatives of hostages and supporters took part in an exhibit at the U.N. Headquarters in Geneva on

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Israel

Israel: Dozens of hostages held in Gaza remain alive

Some 120 captives, both living and deceased, are believed to remain in the Strip. JNS Staff ReportJune 18, 2024 Many of the 120 hostages who remain in Hamas captivity in the Gaza Strip are believed to be alive, a senior Israeli official involved in ongoing negotiations with the terrorist organization

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Antisemitism

McConnell: Antisemitism ‘reaches from college campuses to US Capitol’

“The last thing a sovereign democracy under siege needs is a public tongue-lashing from the White House,” the senate minority leader said. By Andrew BernardJune 18, 2024 U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) slammed colleagues planning to boycott Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming address to Congress, drawing a

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Antisemitism

ADL faces Wikipedia ban over reliability concerns on Israel, antisemitism

By Asaf Elia-ShalevJune 18, 2024 (JTA) — Wikipedia’s editors have voted to declare the Anti-Defamation League “generally unreliable” on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, adding it to a list of banned and partially banned sources.  An overwhelming majority of editors involved in the debate about the ADL also voted to deem the

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Columnists

Blessing with love

By Rabbi Michael Tevya CohenParashat Naso Some 20 years ago, I was mulling going back to school to become a rabbi. I found myself one

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Is the Torah changing?

By Rabbi Yerachmiel D. Fried Dear Rabbi, I know that Orthodoxy believes that the Torah was given at one time and its laws are static

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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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