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Gabby Giffords Celebrates Another Milestone

Photo: Claire Kelly (center) and Rep. Alma Hernandez (right) joined Gabby Giffords at Congregation Chaverim. Photo courtesy Alma Hernandez. On Saturday, Nov. 27, former House Rep. Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords chanted her Torah portions, becoming a bat mitzvah at Congregation Chaverim in Tucson at the age of 51. The milestone was the culmination of 20 years…

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OU Women’s Initiative Hosts Training Seminar for Mikvah Professionals

The Orthodox Union’s Women’s Initiative will be offering its latest session in a series of professional development training programs for mikvah attendants and administrators. The upcoming course, taking place on October 24 and 31, is part of the organization’s continued efforts to address and prepare mikvah professionals for the psycho-social aspects of mikvah attendees’ experiences….

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Chesed Amitie: A true kindness

Photo courtesy Rabbi Billy. By David Benjamin Lex / El Inde The line to meet with the Rebbe was as long as ever. Any time Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson would open his doors in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY to receive visitors, hundreds of people from all over the world would gather. Many were neatly dressed…

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FBI Phoenix Launches Hate Crime Reporting Campaign

Hate crimes are the highest priority of the FBI’s civil rights program because of the devastating impact they have on families and communities. We know that, historically, hate crimes are underreported. To help our community recognize the importance of the issue and to encourage people to report incidents to law enforcement, the FBI in Phoenix…

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Sunlight enhances romantic passion

Sun exposure has its benefits, among them: enhancing passion in humans. Researchers in Professor Carmit Levy’s Tel Aviv University (TAU) laboratory have found that exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight increases levels of romantic passion in both genders. The radiation affects the regulation of the endocrine system responsible for the release of sexual hormones in…

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Jewish National Fund-USA Launches “This Is What Zionism Looks Like” Campaign

Decades after the U.N. General Assembly passed Resolution 3379, which declared Zionism was a form of racism, Zionists continue to be maligned on college campuses, social media, and city streets. Confronting the ongoing hostility toward Zionism in a positive, multifaceted way, Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA) launched “This is What Zionism Looks Like,” a campaign that…

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