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Israeli scientists trying to tackle pancreatic cancer

By Larry Luxner JERUSALEM — By the time Barbara Goodman was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in October, 2001, there were already 30 tumors in her liver....

Israel’s rapid vaccine rollout comes amid spiking infection numbers

By Philissa Cramer and Ben Sales JERUSALEM — Israel is making headlines for its response to COVID-19 — again. Early on in the pandemic, Israel was lauded for its...

Japanese-Jewish memoir

By Maddy Albert NEW YORK — “The famous are rarely significant and the significant are rarely famous,” says Jeff Gottesfeld, author of No Steps Behind, a...

Ossoff wins in Georgia; Senate flips

By Philissa Cramer Jon Ossoff, a Jewish 33-year-old former executive of a documentary film company, has done what seemed nearly impossible a few years ago: won a Senate...

Ethiopian Israeli aims to unite Jews of all backgrounds

By Leoni Jesner JERUSALEM — Born on a roadside during Operation Solomon, which airlifted over 14,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel in 1991, Ashager Araro’s start to life...

Fraudulent vaccine delivery?

By Abraham Gross NEW YORK — When David first saw the advertisement on his local Long Island community Whatsapp group inviting people like him and his wife, both over...

‘Shtisel’ speaks to global audience

By Esther D. Kustanowitz NEW YORK — Reina Rodriguez Taylhardat is a 37-year-old social media manager from Mexico City raised “very Catholic” but now identifies as...

AMIA bombing suspect acquitted

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentine Jewish groups were expecting a long-awaited victory on Dec. 23 in the 26-year struggle for justice in the 1994 AMIA Jewish center...

Meet Nissim Black, chasidic rapper

By Laura E. Adkins NEW YORK — Nissim Black is passionately, assuredly, confidently in love with G-d. Not in love with Judaism, though he’s fastidious in prayer and...

Brazil inaugurates a new Holocaust memorial

RIO DE JANEIRO — Rio de Janeiro inaugurated a Holocaust memorial that includes a 72-foot-tall tower and overlooks the Sugarloaf Mountain, one of South America’s most...