Tuesday, January 18th 2022   |

Invasive species, protests and forest fires: How planting a tree in Israel became controversial

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ

HAIFA, Israel (JTA) — Each year on Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish holiday celebrating trees and plants, Lior Weitz and his wife take their two daughters to plant saplings of pine — the tree that more than any...

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Synagogues face tough COVID questions (again) as Omicron surges

By BEN SALES

(JTA) — As she sought an image to illustrate how her synagogue has fared recently, during the worst case counts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rabbi Heidi Hoover landed on a line from a famous movie.

“I quoted...

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Breaking News

UPDATE: Texas synagogue attacker identified; was British

By SHIRA HANAU

(JTA) — The FBI has identified the identity of the man who held four people hostage at a Colleyville, Texas synagogue on Saturday as 44-year-old Malike Faisal Akram. Officials are not releasing more details as the FBI...

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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: Our enemies know our weakness – it’s chesed

We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief. The hostage situation at Temple Beth Israel ended in the best resolution that could be imagined: all the four hostages were released unharmed and the terrorist who held them for almost...

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Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts Opens

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