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Wearing tefillin may prevent damage from heart attacks

“This is a potential game changer for how we approach cardiovascular disease prevention,” says Dr. Jack Rubenstein.

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Israel a world leader in volunteering, ahead of the US, Switzerland, study finds

The ultra-Orthodox sector, in particular, reports the highest volunteering rate, with as many as 60% engaging in such activity on a regular basis.

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Orthodox Jewish group launches a battle for public opinion

Agudath Israel begins a media campaign, including high-visibility billboards, to push back against the New York Times’ criticism of Haredi communities.

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Why I Changed My Name from Rosenberg to Kohn - A family’s journey to reclaim their lost last name - Chabad

We are the Rosenbergs. Or rather, we were the Rosenbergs. As of Thursday, the 4th day of Chanukah, we are now the Kohns.

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Children out for a stroll in north discover 2,000-year-old lamp in the ground

Clay item found at Kibbutz Parod; location provides new insights into size of ancient Jewish community that lived there

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One out of seven Jews worldwide are haredi | Israel National News

How many haredim leave the community? Study finds 80% of Jewish population growth is from haredi sector. 1/4 of Jews will be haredi by 2040.

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Why No Tefillin at Night or on Shabbat? - Tefillin

Tefillin are worn daily by Jewish men and boys aged 13 and older, except for on Shabbat and Torah holidays.

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What It’s Like to Be a New Jewish Arrival in Utah

Entrepreneur Mort Fertel shares how he and his family have turned Salt Lake City into home

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Poll: US Jews worried about antisemitism, ignorant about Israel

  Ninety-three percent of American Jews are concerned with the current levels of antisemitism in the United States, with nearly

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Jerusalem Stone: What Is It, and Why Is It Used?

I saw that Jewish organization will be built with “Jerusalem stone.” What exactly is it and is there a custom to specifically use Jerusalem stone?

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Circumcision, Berzerkeley, and the Power of Five Minutes - Jewish Life

Rabbi Chanan Feld was a towering fixture of my childhood—my friend’s father, and my father’s friend. He had the cuddly torso of a teddy bear, the magical beard of a wizard, and the twinkling eyes of a Rebbe. This is how I remember him.

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Israeli and US Military Bands Come Together Online to Play ‘Hatikvah’ for Holocaust Survivor

Photo: Screenshot. With Israeli Independence Day and the anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp coinciding on Wednesday, …

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Worldwide population of 14.7 million Jews falls short of pre-war numbers

World Jewry reached a population of 16.6 million right before the start of World War II in 1939.

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My Journey From Pakistani Muslim to Jerusalemite Jew - Stories of Return

My parents were secular Muslims who respected their religion; we all prayed and observed the holidays and some of the fasts. I turned out to be the most religious of the four daughters

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Naomi Campbell Honors the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Again | Israellycool

Naomi Campbell has just posted the following on social media

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The Sderot Bar-Mitzvah Under Rocket Fire from Hamas

A mother tells about her son's Bar-Mitzvah celebration on Shabbat interrupted by the Hamas rocket fire on their city Sderot.