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Former Philadelphian, University of Haifa Professor Steven Plaut Dies at 65

Steven Plaut, who was born in Philadelphia in 1951 and emigrated to Israel in 1981, where he became an economics professor at the University...

Jerusalem Truck-Ramming Attack Draws Comparisons to Nice, Berlin and 9/11

By Alex Traiman/JNS.org A Palestinian driver rammed a truck into a crowd of Israeli soldiers Sunday at the scenic Haas Promenade overlooking Jerusalem’s Old City,...

Israel’s Economy Expected to Slow in 2017

  Israel’s economy hummed along in 2016 with an impressive estimated economic growth rate of 3.5 percent. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, “this year has been an...

Locals React to U.S. Abstention at UN Vote

The United States has faced a lot of backlash since the Obama administration abstained on the U.N. Security Council resolution on Dec. 23 declaring...
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Accolades Pour in Following Death of Former Israeli President Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres died at the age of 93. Late Tuesday, messages of mourning from the global Jewish community flooded the cybersphere as it was announced...
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Yemin Orde Alumna Talks Program’s Success

For the past two weeks, Israela Tadela has been meeting with people in New York, New Jersey and now Philadelphia (her first time in...
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An ‘Extreme Pragmatist’ and ‘The Most Beloved Man in Israel’

Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres has died at the age of 93. Shimon Peres, the last of the founding generation of Israel’s leaders and...
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Trip to Israel with JWRP Inspires Visitor to Deeper Personal Exploration of Judaism

If someone told me five years ago that I would be going on an eight-day soul-inspiring trip to Israel with the Jewish Women’s Renaissance...
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Fifty Years Later, Israel Different but Still the Same

The first time I ever got on a plane, I flew to Israel. On the verge of my senior year at Cheltenham High School,...
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Three Locals Among 233 That Nefesh B’Nefesh Brings ‘Home’

At just after 7 a.m. on Aug. 17, their 10-hour ordeal of a flight finally concluded, 233 weary soon-to-be new citizens of Israel staggered...