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How Israel Became The Most Promising Land For Clean Meat


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“The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Say to the Israelites: ‘Of all the animals that live on land, these are the ones you may eat: You may eat any animal that has a divided hoof and that chews the cud. There are some that only chew the cud or only have a divided hoof, but yo…

Reflections from the Federation CEO: Tale of Two Regions


In 1999, a year after graduating with my Bachelor’s from the University of Arizona, I spent nearly a year living and doing volunteer work in Israel. Think ‘Israeli Peace Corp’ for North American Jews. The arch of the program was as follows: Three months living in an Immigrant Absorpti…

Engaging Teens Means Engaging Teen Leaders


Just as our teens need guidance to navigate through adolescence, so do youth professionals who work with them. The San Diego Jewish Teen Initiative (JTI) offers that guidance: investing in our community’s teen educators and youth leaders by training them to better understand the dynamics …

The Japanese Man Who Saved 6,000 Jews With His Handwriting


© The Asahi Shimbun, via Getty Images Chiune Sugihara, in an undated photograph.

NAGOYA, Japan — “Even a hunter cannot kill a bird that flies to him for refuge.” This Samurai maxim inspired one gifted and courageous man to save thousands of people in defiance of his government and a…

This German Group Renovates Holocaust Survivors’ Homes in Israel for Free


Rabbi Zalmen Wishedski, right, wrote a Facebook post about his conversation with a German man who travels to Israel to renovate Holocaust survivors’ apartments. (Wishedski)

(JTA) — Rabbi Zalmen Wishedski had an unexpected encounter on a recent flight to Israel.

Wishedski, who was flyi…