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  • From the Archive: When Abraham Foxman took the ADL’s helm

    When the ADL’s soon-to-retire national director was tapped to lead the organization in 1987, he stressed the importance of speaking out in response to anti-Semitism.

  • New BunkConnect program offering discounts for first-time campers

    The Foundation for Jewish Camp is launching an initiative to introduce middle- and lower-income families to summer camps at a discount.

  • From the Archive: Hitler’s other Olympics

    The Nazis promised to remove all the “Jews Not Wanted” signs from Garmisch-Partenkirchen before the 1936 Winter Olympics there.

  • David Rotem’s Reform namesake

    “I don’t know David Rotem, never met him and thank G-D we are not related,” says Rabbi Mordechai “Moti” Rotem, Israel’s first Reform rabbi.

  • Give us your camp stories

    We don’t know what you did last summer (or the summer several decades ago). Tell us.

  • Day school’s defenders and critics

    A father’s education decision hits a nerve.

  • Translating Israel, from English to Arabic

    Times of Israel says it’s offering an “open platform” with its new Arabic site.

  • Modern Orthodox congregations host postnup parties

    Seeking to prevent Orthodox women from becoming agunot, three St. Louis synagogues collectively hosted a mass post-nuptial agreement signing.

  • Pete Seeger in Israel

    The famed folksinger gave an impromptu performance at an army base in the Negev during his 1964 visit to the Jewish state.

  • Haredi brothers literally flipping out

    It’s fitting that Capoeira, the Brazilian martial art Miki and Yehuda Hayat perform, is pronounced “cap-wearer” since the two brothers keep their kipot on their heads even while performing gravity-defying moves.