Get the latkes out for Hanukkah in Japan

Dec 22, 2016

Get the latkes out for Hanukkah in Japan

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When Binyomin Edery, the chief rabbi of Japan, was a child growing up in the farming village of Kfar Chabad in Israel, the nine-pronged menorah could be seen everywhere during the winter Hanukkah festival. So when he arrived in Japan during Hanukkah 18 years ago, ...

Israel seeks to reinforce U.S. Jewish connection

/ Dec 17, 2013

Israel seeks to reinforce U.S. Jewish connection

More than 100 Israeli leaders gathered with their Jewish-American counterparts in Jerusalem last month with a daunting mission: to save Jewish life in North America. Jewish-American leaders have known for years that assimilation and intermarriage were slowly shrinking their communities, but the early November gathering ...

A history of Judaism

/ Oct 5, 2013

A history of Judaism

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First the derision and the sorrows, then the years of exile. Kicked out of anti-Semitic Spain in the 1490s, Jews were among the first to arrive in the New World. They were Iberian immigrants or Sephardim (after Sefarad, Hebrew for Spain) in search of ...