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AJ Jacobs, r, picks coffee cherries, in Colombia.

Going all out for gratitude

By Cindy Sher, JUF News via JTA CHICAGO — Author A.J. Jacobs has encouraged his three sons to be grateful for all they have. He and his wife urge them to write...

Paul Romer

Denver native wins Nobel

NEW YORK (JTA) — William Nordhaus, a Yale University professor with Jewish roots, will share the 2018 Nobel Prize for Economics with Paul Romer, a Denver native, who...

CyberGirlz at work.

Closing the STEM gender gap

By Larry Luxner TEL AVIV — Tali Ben Aroya knows what it’s like to feel intimidated. As the founder of an Israeli social network startup, she recalls more than once...

Benjamin Netanyahu, left; Mahmoud Abbas

At UN, Abbas, Netanyahu, Trump all have takes on peace

NEW YORK — PA President Mahmoud Abbas, in an address to the UN, rejected criticism of the PA for paying monthly salaries to Palestinians who kill Israelis or the...

JK Rowling (John Phillips/Getty)

New JK Rowling novel confronts modern anti-Semitism

By Yvette Alt Miller LONDON — For months, author J. K. Rowling has been warning about the dangers of anti-Semitism in England, sparring on Twitter with critics who...

Jeremy Corbyn (Dan Kitwood/Getty)

Thousands of British Jews rally against anti-Semitism

LONDON — More than 2,500 people demonstrated last week in Manchester, England, in a display of Jewish unity against increasing anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom and...

Josh Rosen pictured at the Cardinals preseason game against the Broncos. (Christian Petersen/Getty)

Josh Rosen to start Sunday for the Cardinals

PHOENIX — Rookie quarterback Josh Rosen will start on Sunday. Sept. 30, for the Arizona Cardinals, who are looking to kick-start their season after losing their first...

Prague's Spanish Synagogue.

Torah scroll’s return reaffirms Prague’s Jewish identity

By Margarita Gokun Silver PRAGUE — A new Torah scroll is being used in this historic city by one of its two Reform Jewish congregations to welcome the High Holidays...

Michigan Stadium

58 group object to University of Michigan boycott

ANN ARBOR — Fifty-eight organizations called on the University of Michigan to sanction professors who boycott Israel — such as by refusing to write a letter of...

Marwan Kenzari as Ashraf Marwan (Nick Briggs/Netflix)

‘The Angel’ portrays Egyptian spy who helped Israel

By Naomi Pfefferman LOS ANGELES — In 1993, filmmaker Ariel Vromen was part of an Israeli Air Force rescue unit sent in to Lebanon to evacuate Jewish and Arab soldiers...