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  • Pennsylvania man killed in Lebanon

    On Monday evening, thousands of pro-Israel demonstrators in Pennsylvania cheered for Michael Levin, a local boy serving in the Israeli army. By the next day, they were mourning his loss.

  • North Dakota Jewish cemetery marked

    Descendants of North Dakota Jews hope to preserve a piece of the state’s Jewish history by marking its Jewish cemetery.

  • Jews for Jesus out in force

    There’s a holy war of sorts going on in New York City: Jews for Jesus’ proselyting effort in the city has never been larger, but the Jewish response has never been stronger either.

  • Red Cross vote reflects decades of work

    Israel’s admission to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement was the result of 58 years of aggressive, sustained lobbying — and some last-minute wrangling at the Red Cross conference in Geneva.

  • Magen David Adom fighting for acceptance

    Excitement over a December agreement to admit Israel’s Magen David Adom to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement after a 60-year exclusion may have been premature.

  • When Jewish met adventurous

    By combining their interests in Judaism and outdoor sports, a growing cadre of adrenaline seekers is building a new definition of what it means to do, or be, Jewish.

  • N.Y. rabbi peddles Judaism on the street

    A newly minted Conservative rabbi is spending his Friday afternoons on the streets of New York City trying to convince passers-by into talking Torah.

  • Jews reach out on immigration

    Jewish community leaders pushing immigration reform are doing so through interfaith and interethnic partnerships that they think may provide assistance on issues more dear to the Jewish community as well.

  • U.S. Jews to aid Israeli Arabs

    A new task force on Israeli Arabs, founded by a broad coalition of American Jewish groups, hopes to improve Israeli Arabs’ status in Israel while mending a rift in Israeli society.

  • Jewish groups stick with Darfur

    Instead of seeing Sunday’s rally as an end point, Jewish groups are working to harness its momentum and keep the Darfur cause alive.