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Marcy Oster, JTA
Marcy Oster, JTA

Which of these two will be the Torah emoji?

Coming soon…a Torah emoji?

JERUSALEM — Designing a new emoji is not simple. Sefaria, the online free Jewish library, has found this out in recent months. The organization wanted to reach more...

View of a fire raging in near the Ben Shemen Forest, on May 23, 2019. (Flash90)

Over 1,000 fires extinguished in Israel

JERUSALEM — More than one thousand fires which led to the evacuation of thousands of people from their homes have been extinguished, Israel’s National Fire and...

Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu at a victory speech, April 10, 2019. (Amir Levy/Getty)

Nine takeaways from Israel’s election

JERUSALEM — Israel’s election on Tuesday, April 9, was contentious, historic, crazy — and somewhat predictable. With most of the vote counted — some 300,000...

Breast cancer research lab at Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem.

Israeli company claims cancer cure

JERUSALEM — A team of scientists at a biotech company in Israel claimed that they will have a cure for cancer — all cancer — within a year. Their claims were shot...

Israeli Jewish teens arrested for terrorism

JERUSALEM — At least five Jewish teens from a West Bank yeshiva high school are being held in an Israeli jail, accused by the Israel Security Agency of “severe...

Benjamin Netanyahu arrives at the Israeli parliament on November 19, 2018. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Netanyahu staves off early elections

JERUSALEM — “It’s Hard to Say Goodbye If You Won’t Leave” was the title of an old episode of “Frasier.” It could also describe the latest chapter in a...

Moshe Holtzberg is embraced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Israel.

‘Baby Moshe’ ten years later, thriving in Israel

JERUSALEM — “Everything is good.” Sandra Samuel is riding on a bus from Afula in northern Israel to the city apartment in Jerusalem that she shares with four other...

Shashi Naidoo

Naidoo, a harsh critic of the Palestinians, is now BDS ‘cover girl’

JOHANNESBURG — It’s been a dizzying few weeks for South African model and actress Shashi Naidoo, who transformed herself from a harsh critic of the Palestinians to...

Is Israel ‘nation-state of the Jews’?

JERUSALEM — Israel is debating legislation that supporters say states the obvious. Critics say the measure will divide Israeli society and damage its relationships...

Palestinian protester at the Israel-Gaza border, April 2. (Said Khatib/AFP)

Behind the Gaza border violence

JERUSALEM — When the smoke from the rifles of Israeli sharpshooters and the firebombs thrown by Gaza Palestinians cleared in the wake of the Palestinian March of...