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Prof. Samuel Rascoff (Aleksei Kolesnikov)

Rascoff expert on where law and security meet

The weapons of choice for those who combat terror on a daily basis are highly varied, ranging from fighter jets to rifles to drones to satellites. Then there are those,...

Yana Vishnitsky, retiring as CEO of JFS after a 38-year career. (Aleksei Kolesnikov)

Yana Vishnitsky reflects on her 38-year career at JFS

The lower entrance to Jewish Family Service on Tamarac is jammed with resettled immigrants lining up for free Thanksgiving turkeys. Accessing the main office upstairs...

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Bummed by Clinton loss? It is still Thanksgiving

It was just last week, on the night of Nov. 8, that my family had all anxiously exchanged text messages as we watched the election results trickle in. State by state, my...

Carl A. Singer (JWV)

Jewish veterans elect a national commander

By Robert Gluck, JNS Retired US Army Col. Carl A. Singer brings a can-do attitude to the top volunteer post at the Jewish War Veterans (JWV) nonprofit. Singer —...

Niki Kunrath, a non-Jew from Vienna, clearing out cut branches from the city’s Waehringer Jewish Cemetery. (Tina Walzer)

Clean up of Jewish cemetery — on All Souls’ Day

VIENNA — As she prepared to take inventory of one of Vienna’s oldest and least-known Jewish cemeteries, historian Tina Walzer anticipated many genealogical twists...

Rachel Freier (Andrew Katz)

Another first for a Jewish woman

By Andrew Katz, JTA NEW YORK — For much of her adult life, Rachel Freier has been a trailblazer in her chasidic Brooklyn community of Borough Park: a lawyer, an...

Hostess Nagla Aburous sitting at the Jasmine Cafe in Nablus before her shift, Sept. 18. (Andrew Tobin)

Nablus café puts women first

NABLUS, West Bank — The “Mountain of Fire.” The “terror capital” of the West Bank. This city has earned its militant nicknames with generations of violent...

An IDF choir member sings at the event.

Bar and Bat Mitzvahs for Israeli military orphans

By Sam Sokol, JNS JERUSALEM — Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan celebrated their Bar and Bat...

Carry Ulreich, right, and her older sister, Rachel, in a photograph taken during their time in hiding in Rotterdam during the Nazi occupation. (Boekencentrum/Mozaïek)

Like Anne Frank, but happier end

AMSTERDAM — A Holocaust survivor dubbed “Rotterdam’s Anne Frank” in her native Netherlands published her wartime diary, which she wrote while hiding in the...

Students and their campus rabbis at the Chabad on Campus International Shabbaton in the Crown Heights, 2014. (Bentzi Sasson)

Chabad now present on 200 campuses

NEW YORK — Fifteen years ago, most Jewish college students had one game in town: their local Hillel, which offered a pluralistic, broad approach to Jewish programming....