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Israel inks $3B deal for third F-35 squadron

“This sends a powerful message to our enemies across the region,” said Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant. JNS Staff ReportJune 5, 2024 Israel’s Defense Ministry on Tuesday signed a $3 billion agreement with the United States to purchase 25 F-35 fighter jets, which once completed will bring Israel’s F-35 fleet

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Raising Antisemitism awareness during rush hour

First round of straightforward billboards launch By Sharon Wisch-Ray Dallas community leaders Charles Pulman, Nate Levine and Kenny Goldberg have launched a billboard campaign in recent weeks to raise awareness about antisemitism and support for Israel. It is the second time Pulman and Levine have run a billboard campaign through

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Temple Shalom, AJU partner on college-credit program

By Deb Silverthorn Summer has barely begun and Temple Shalom is introducing Jewish Learning Experience, a college-credit program for Jewish high school students through a partnership with American Jewish University. Classes will be taught on Sunday and Wednesday evenings by Temple Shalom’s Rabbi Andrew Paley and Director of Education Deborah

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SMU’s Berkovitz scores in classroom, on pitch

By Deb Silverthorn “The truth shall set you free” is the motto of Southern Methodist University. For rising sophomore Niv Berkovitz, a vital member of the Mustang soccer squad from Israel, the truth is that the school’s community has kept him close. Berkovitz’s first year at SMU is one he

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Israel

Capitol Hill to mark Jerusalem Day in shadow of war

“This year, it is more important than ever to come together and declare our support for Israel and her people,” said Congressional Israel Allies Caucus co-chair Rep. Doug Lamborn. By Etgar LefkovitsJune 4, 2024 A group of bipartisan lawmakers plan to gather on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to celebrate Jerusalem

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4 more hostages held in Gaza are dead, Israeli army announces

By Ron KampeasJune 3, 2024 (JTA) — Four more male hostages held in Gaza since Oct. 7 are believed to be dead, according to an announcement Monday by the Israeli army that drew an immediate plea by a group representing the family members of the dozens of remaining hostages to

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Blinken discusses ceasefire deal with Gallant, Gantz

The American diplomat said the hostage release proposal opens Israel to further regional integration and restoring calm in the north. By JNS Staff ReportJune 3, 2024 U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken held separate phone calls on Sunday with Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and War Cabinet Minister Benny Gantz

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Somber mood at annual Israel parade in New York

“We are not the same people,” said Eric Goldstein, CEO of the UJA-Federation of New York. “After Oct. 7, we walk around today with a heavy heart.” By Mike WagenheimJune 3, 2024 Tens of thousands braved security concerns and turned out for the annual Israel parade in Manhattan whose festive

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Netanyahu: US portrayal of Israeli proposal to Hamas ‘not accurate’

“I am not willing to stop the war,” Netanyahu told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. By Akiva Van KoningsveldJune 3, 2024 U.S. President Joe Biden’s portrayal of Israel’s proposal to Hamas was inaccurate, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Monday. “I

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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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Yarmulka

By Rabbi Yerachmiel D. Fried Rabbi Fried: If the yarmulka is for the purpose of spirituality, each person must decide whether or not it makes

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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

Recipes

Baked treats for Purim

By Tina Wasserman In all my years of cooking, I have rarely had to throw out a dish or finished product that was inedible. I

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Sweets for your sweetie pie

By Tina Wasserman Surprise your honey or family of honeys with something from your heart to their stomachs. But don’t rush, because these recipes are

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