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This Jewish woman’s research may save millions of lives

This Jewish woman’s research may save millions of lives

Joanna Slusky — an observant Jew and a professor of molecular biosciences and computational biology — won a major grant for her work, a promising response to the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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Jewish, progressive groups bring Congress 1M signatures opposing Trump’s Bannon appointment

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White supremacist, neo-Nazi posters hung at Emerson College

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United States

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8 liberal Jewish groups to skip Conference of Presidents party at Trump’s DC hotel

Some of the groups cited the bigotry they associate with Trump’s campaign in explaining their absence.

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Israel & Middle East

Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump at the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester, New York, Sept. 21, 2015. (Bobby Bank/WireImage/Getty Images)

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate promises standards for conversion rabbis and to count Ivanka Trump as Jewish

Israel's two chief rabbis announced they would convene a meeting next week to determine the standards.

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World

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A hardliner who's married to a Jewish woman and has called anti-Zionism a form of anti-Semitism, the French prime minister's candidacy has changed the race for many Jews.

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Life & Culture

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Former porn star Jenna Jameson plans to move to Israel

Jameson will move into the Herzliya home of fiancé Lior Bitton.

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