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JNF-USA to Host World’s Largest Virtual Tour of Israel

Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA) announced that hundreds of international “passengers” have registered to attend the world’s most immersive virtual tour of Israel as part of the organization’s complimentary four-day national conference taking place October 10-14, 2021. Featured in national travel publications including National Geographic, JNF-USA is unparalleled when it comes to offering Zionists, travel aficionados,…

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Popular Artificial Sweeteners May Cause Digestive Disease and Discomfort

Artificial sweeteners found in many foods, sports supplements, and beverages could be causing long-term digestive disease and discomfort, according to researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). The team’s findings, published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, show that at least three of the six FDA-approved artificial sweeteners tested ─ aspartame, sucralose, and…

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U.S. House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Fund Israel’s Iron Dome Missile Defense System

Today, the leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (Orthodox Union), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the bipartisan Iron Dome Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022 (H.R. 5323), which provides $1 billion to replenish Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system to help the Jewish State continue…

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Israelis take to the streets on Yom Kippur

By Haim Silberstein At Yom Kippur, Israel grinds to a halt. For 25 hours, schools, restaurants and businesses shut down, roads empty out as driving is prohibited, and there are no buses, no trains, and no planes. Known as the Day of Atonement, it’s the holiest day in the Jewish calendar when religious Israelis across…

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The ‘Path of Life’ COVID Victim Commemoration Project

‘For a Tree Has Hope’ “What is the main defining characteristic of the COVID-19 era?” asks well-known public activist Rabbi Shlomo Raanan. “The coronavirus brought about separation and disconnect,” he replies. “It separates between countries, divides communities and splits families. It’s about being lonely and alone. “My goal is to foster connection. Every Jew has…

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Magen David Adom to Place a Defibrillator in Every Synagogue in Jerusalem

Photo: MDA Director-General Eli Bin; Cross River Bank President, Chief Executive Officer and Founder Gilles Gade; Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion; International Fellowship of Christians and Jews President and Chief Executive Officer Yael Eckstein Magen David Adom has prioritized the task of placing defibrillators in public spaces throughout Israel. Already, thousands have been installed around the country. Defibrillators…

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