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Cancer researcher Dr. Albert Grinshpun of Jeruslem's Hadassah hospital, standing, supervises medical student Yogev Cohen, a member of Grinsphun’s team studying the use of liquid biopsies to diagnose breast cancer.

Israeli Scientists Pioneering New, Less Invasive Breast Cancer Detection Methods

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Liquid biopsies like specialized blood tests hold promise for early detection of life-threatening cancers. Every day, hundreds of thousands of women worldwide get mammograms, and...
The small virtual classrooms of the Ofek Hub program encourage interaction between students and teachers, as well as among students.

New Online Learning Platform Aims to Bridge the Gap Between US Jews and Israel

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The Israel-centered, Jewish distance learning program taught by experienced educators is accessible to students of all ages anywhere. When the first wave of coronavirus infections...
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Yiddish Limerick: Thanksgiving

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On Thanksgiving a shaynem dahnk* we’ll say Far alle gutte zakhn, nisht ein, nisht tzvay**. Far shayninke kinderlakh*** Far ingalakh un maydalak**** And alle gutte zakhn***** that come...
We Can Do This Sign

Essay: A “COVID Hell” Call to Action

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We cannot afford to be mere observers of this COVID-19 crisis. There is much that we can and should be doing to help each...
The two books that will be discussed by the authors and JN editor Andrew Lapin

JN Editor to Moderate Discussions at 2 Local Book Events

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Registration is encouraged for the discussions at the Detroit Jewish Book Fair and the Ann Arbor Jewish Book Festival. JN Editor Andrew Lapin will be...
From left: Jack Antonoff, Doja Cat and the Haim Sisters.

2021 Grammy Awards: All the Jewish Nominees, From Haim to an Orchestral ‘Diary of...

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Two Jewish rock stars are up for producer of the year, and Jerry Seinfeld and Tiffany Haddish go head to head in the comedy...
Flat-lay of man pouring champagne to glass at Thanksgiving table

Gearing Up For Thanksgiving Alone? Here’s a Rabbi’s Advice From a Season of Pandemic...

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Jewish tradition emphasizes the power of elevating mundane moments with intentionality. As we sit separated at home, doing so is more important than ever. (JTA)...
Sen. Carl Levin, Winnie Krieger and Aaron Krieger at the entrance of their old school holding one of their old Durfee yearbooks

Here’s to Durfee: Jewish Alumni are Invited to Reunion Celebrating Their Former School

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To mark the occasion of its 10th anniversary, Life Remodeled is hosting a free Virtual Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 3, featuring Isiah Thomas, Gabrielle...
A Thanksgiving table is set with the traditional holiday favorites -- and some wine to wash them down.

We Need Thanksgiving More Than Ever This Year

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In many respects, Thanksgiving is to Americans what Passover is for Jews. And both holidays build bridges across deep divides. (JTA) — Americans are in...
Dr. Micky Golden Moore

The Crushing Loss of a Pet: Support Group and New Book Comfort Grieving Pet...

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Dr. Micky Golden Moore's new book Tails from Beyond the Paw Print contains stories of “love, loss and lessons learned” from various support group...
The shul resembles a house on the corner.

Last Aliyah at Iron Mountain: As Tiny Jewish Community Dwindles, Historic U.P. Shul Finally...

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Although no one from Iron Mountain was surprised to see the synagogue wind down, former congregants expressed sadness about the conclusion of a significant...
Tony Blinken

Where Biden’s Secretary of State Choice Tony Blinken Stands on Jewish Issues, From Immigration...

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A Jewish guide to the nation's next top diplomat, a pro-Israel centrist and interventionist who helped craft the Iran nuclear deal. (JTA) — Tony Blinken,...
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Apply for Repair the World Fellowship

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Fellowship applications are open through Feb. 1, 2021. Repair the World is recruiting Fellows to galvanize Jews and their communities to act locally; volunteering to...
Orthodox Union Advocacy Leadership ConferenceWashington DC

Biden Nominates Alejandro Mayorkas, Latino Jew Who Has Said Jews Face Heightened Threat, as...

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The Cuba native and the son of a Holocaust survivor mother once said the anti-Semitism threat keeps him up at night. WASHINGTON (JTA) — President-elect...
Dorfman grandchildren, Thanksgiving 2019

Everything but the Hugs: Being Virtually Together to Celebrate Thanksgiving

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This is not the Thanksgiving any of us expected, but it’s the one that will make forever-memories. The upcoming Thanksgiving weekend marks one full year...
Healthy Thanksgiving banner as a seasonal sign with a turkey tom or gobbler and a hen and each wearing a face mask and surgical facial protection for disease protection with 3D illustration elements.

Feeling Grateful During a Pandemic

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Rochel Burstyn gives examples of things to be grateful for on Thanksgiving 2020. Thanksgiving is going to be very different this year, and it’s pretty...

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Annabel Cohen’s Intimate Thanksgiving Recipes

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Recipes for what’s likely to be a different holiday than we’re used to. Thanksgiving is going to be different. So many people I talk to...

Couple Who First Met at the 2008 JCC Maccabi Games in...

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Judah Schulman proposes to Toby Milstein on a beach on Long Island.
For the 28-year-old NYC residents, the nuptials were the latest chapter of a 12-year love story that began on a volleyball court at the...

Last Aliyah at Iron Mountain: As Tiny Jewish Community Dwindles, Historic...

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The shul resembles a house on the corner.
Although no one from Iron Mountain was surprised to see the synagogue wind down, former congregants expressed sadness about the conclusion of a significant...

Home at Last! COVID Patient Returns Home After Seven Months in...

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Harve Disner and his family
Harve Disner started feeling sick on Sunday, March 22, as the virus was beginning to spike in Michigan. If statistics were predictive, Harve Disner would...

Everything but the Hugs: Being Virtually Together to Celebrate Thanksgiving

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Dorfman grandchildren, Thanksgiving 2019
This is not the Thanksgiving any of us expected, but it’s the one that will make forever-memories. The upcoming Thanksgiving weekend marks one full year...

Rashida Tlaib: “It’s The Same Folks Coming After All Of Us”

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Rashida Tlaib
Read our companion story about how local Jews are reacting to Tlaib's primary campaign, and our editor's note on why we interviewed her. The polarizing...