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Israeli family risks it all to retrieve rare Ethiopian version of the Book of Psalms
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (JTA) — When they flew out of this country for Israel three decades ago, Askabo Meshiha’s family left something valuable behind. Unlike many other Ethiopian Jews who were airlifted to Israel in 1991, they didn’t say goodbye to any relatives. They also left behind a centuries-old Book of Psalms written in Ge’ez,...
Departing Likud MK: Political discourse leaves me worried for democracy’s future
Yuval Steinitz critical of his party’s attacks on law institutions, but blames all sides for polarization and maintains Netanyahu remains most qualified to lead
Billionaire Milchan blasts ‘threats’ against his aide testifying in Netanyahu trial
‘Undeniable’ flaws in Abe’s security ahead of assassination, says local police chief
Head of Nara prefectural police says has ‘no bigger regret than this’; ex-investigator says area behind Abe was insufficiently guarded; former PM’s body arrives back in Tokyo
Japan mourns as body of assassinated former prime minister Abe is returned to Tokyo
World leaders pay tribute to Japan’s assassinated ex-PM Abe; footage shows shooting
Sri Lanka president flees as thousands of protesters storm palace, jump in pool
Gotabaya Rajapaksa said to have been escorted to safety as demonstrators protest unprecedented economic turmoil; at least 3 people shot, others hospitalized after inhaling tear gas
Israeli judoka Muki loses to Iranian defector and friend Mollaei in 1st-ever matchup
Former Iran champion, now representing Azerbaijan, fled after being forced by officials to avoid facing his now ‘friend for life’ in 2019
‘No confidence I’m fulfilling my roles’: Archival trove reveals Ben-Gurion anxieties
Founding-PM’s diaries, in which he recorded everything he did — from watching theater to resigning — to be exhibited at Sde Boker, along with rest of ‘dream come true’ archive
If you’re not sure if it’s okay to ask, it probably isn’t
I’ve been open about my daughter’s eating disorder and her death by suicide, but I don’t want to talk about how she died. Ask me about how she lived!
Yehuda Meshi Zahav: A life lived in Jerusalem’s bright light ended in darkness
In an obituary, you want an arc, a life well-lived. You want anger to melt into kindness, but some furies are resistant to kindness; they will not dissolve
Mourners say farewell to synagogue staffer, grandfather slain in July 4 shooting
Jacki Sundheim’s daughter tells Chicago North Shore congregants to fill void left by mother’s death with ‘joy, kindness’; art-loving Stephen Straus described as ‘sweet, generous’
‘They’re all lying to us’: The dangerous rise of conspiracy theories
Jewish candidate for Arizona attorney general touts endorsement from far-right Gosar
New ‘biography’ of Jerusalem Old City focuses on holy flashpoint’s diverse residents
In ‘Nine Quarters of Jerusalem,’ Matthew Teller challenges conventional theories of how the one-square kilometer is divided, and introduces readers to little-known communities
Israeli nature loses equivalent of a medium-sized city to development every year
Annual State of Nature report highlights negative consequences of galloping urbanization amid population growth, but notes increase in protected open space
Rescued sea turtles released back into the wild
Problems keep mounting for Yamina as Netanyahu reportedly plans campaign offensive
Problems keep mounting for Ayelet Shaked, the new head of the Yamina party, as opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly planning to batter the faction in his election campaign and one of its few remaining lawmakers may break off to form his own party. Shaked, the interior minister,...
UK leadership hopefuls jostle for position as Johnson digs in for his final weeks
Former Treasury chief Rishi Sunak launches campaign to replace departing PM, as some Conservatives call for him to step down even before leadership elections
‘The man is cool’: Ukrainians still admire Boris Johnson, regret his resignation
UK Labour leaders cleared over ‘beergate’ meal during COVID lockdown
Abu Akleh’s family rails at US ‘betrayal,’ asks to meet Biden during trip next week
The family of a Palestinian-American reporter killed during a gunbattle between IDF troops and Palestinian gunmen while covering an Israeli raid in the West Bank lashed out at US President Joe Biden in a letter released Friday over his administration's response to her death. Relatives of Al Jazeera...
New form of proton therapy for cancer starts trial in Jerusalem
A new form of proton therapy to treat cancer patients has started a clinical trial for the first time in Israel, providing dozens of people access without having to fly abroad at a high personal expense. The therapy is in demand in many countries, as its high-energy beams of protons — subatomic particles...
Biden signs executive order to soften effects of Supreme Court abortion ruling
Seung Min Kim
President’s move aims to mitigate potential penalties, protect privacy of women forced to cross state lines to get procedure; he admits he has limited ability to take action
UN says Ukraine stationed troops in nursing home, bears some blame for March attack
Dozens of elderly, bedridden Ukrainians were killed in deadly assault; human right’s office report says military made the facility a target by taking up positions there
Hanna Shaul Bar Nissim
Why Jewish giving to Israel has been on the decline since 2009
THE CONVERSATION via AP -- American Jews donate at high levels to charity. One way they support causes in the US, Israel and other places is collective, often through large grant-making organizations. In researching this organized philanthropy, I’ve observed that the proportion of Jewish institutional giving to Israeli causes has fallen since 2009. I believe...
Two Arab men shot dead within hours in central and northern Israel
Elon Musk backs out of $44 billion Twitter purchase deal; company says it will sue
Researchers in Spain find jawbone believed to be Europe’s oldest human fossil
Millions of Muslims around the world commemorate Eid al-Adha amid soaring food costs
Iran arrests former politician who criticized Khamenei over stalled nuclear talks
Assad tours battle-scarred Aleppo for first time since outbreak of Syrian civil war
NFL team owner misses dates to testify before Congress for yahrzeit trip to Israel
Shira Haas to play detective in new Netflix murder mystery
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