This Thanksgiving, Foster an Attitude of Gratitude

By Stefanie Zelkind ‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding. Alice Walker Gratitude. We learn from an early age that it is important to be … [Continue reading]

Study: Young, Single Women Who Are Religiously Unaffiliated Are Generous Charitable Givers

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In an important shift in patterns, the standard religiosity-giving story does not apply to younger single women who are religiously unaffiliated - the “Nones.” Younger single women who are Nones give roughly two times larger amounts to charitable … [Continue reading]

Govn’t of Israel and Jewish Agency Sign Memorandum of Understanding on “Initiative”

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After decades of lobbying, profile of high school in Israel programs raised It has been almost 3 months since we have heard anything about the World Jewry Joint Initiative. But behind the scenes, significant negotiation has taken place. In fact, we … [Continue reading]

With Russian Tanks in Ukraine and Winter Approaching, Jews Try to Subsist

From the city of Lugansk, Ukraine, grad missiles can be seen fired in the distance, graying the skies and causing worry for city residents, including many Jews who have remained there.

By Dovid Margolin In the November frost, two-dozen men gather for morning prayers at the only synagogue in Lugansk, Ukraine. They don tefillin, praying by the gray daylight shining in through the building’s windows and skylight. One man, Valodia, … [Continue reading]