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Jewish men who wrap tefillin around their arm as part of their daily morning prayers may also be protecting themselves from the worst effects of heart attacks, a study found. A pilot study by … more
JTA’s veteran Washington reporter Ron Kampeas describes the U.S.-Israel friendship through portraits of 13 of presidents, from Harry Truman to Donald Trump. This is part 2 of a 3-part … more
There is no commandment to dip an apple in honey on Rosh Hashanah. But what would the Jewish New Year be without the custom? It’s a question that bedevils vegans, many of whom won’t … more
President Donald Trump wants to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, but he seems determined to reframe the conflict. What’s unclear is if the radical changes in policy, spearheaded by … more
Rabbi Avrohom Moshe Heller, a second grade rebbi at Yeshiva Darchei Torah in Far Rockaway, blows the shofar of a kudu for his class on Tuesday, the first day of school. more
Two weeks ago, Jerry and I attended the wedding of the daughter of our very close friends, Debbi and Jack Shafran. Jerry sat with Sam Zylberberg, with whom he always enjoys speaking and joking … more
Rambam Mesivta High School in Lawrence has only 170 students, but these teenage boys have had a huge impact. The school’s dean, Rabbi Zev Friedman, received a flood of emails from former … more
Sen. John McCain, who died on Aug. 25 at the age of 81, was a longtime friend of Israel. The Arizona Republican, a frequent visitor to the Jewish state, was a Vietnam War hero, two-time presidential … more
Anybody who pays attention to the sorts of things honored by contemporary popular culture knows that stories about heroism are passé. But why then do we still long for them? In March 1920, … more
For months, author J.K. Rowling has been warning of the dangers of anti-Semitism in England, sparring on Twitter with critics who either downplay the phenomenon or say its proponents are confusing … more
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