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Jackie Jakubowski, editor of Swedish Jewish magazine, dies at 68

Jakubowski died Sunday at the age of 68 after a long illness, according to the Jewish Council of Stockholm.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
26/05/2020
Fish

Fish sales expected to jump as no-meat 'Nine Days' approach

The Nine Days begin on the first day of the Hebrew month of Av, nine days before the fast of Tisha Be'av (the ninth day of Av).

25/07/2019

Jewish World: Aspects of assimilation

Poland and Hungary: Prewar Jewish experiences

By MONTE JACOBSON
28/03/2019

On Tu Bishvat, Ofra terror victims plant a new seed

They were joined by family members, residents of the community of Ofra and representatives of the organization Israel365 to plant 300 trees in the mountains of Samaria on Friday.

Photo of Nelly Sachs, 1966.

O the Chimneys!

Although Jewish burial customs have changed over the centuries, they have always been based on two basic concepts that may at first seem contradictory.

TOURISTS VISIT the Lazama Synagogue in Marrakesh, Morocco.

A revival of Moroccan culture

A Moroccan renaissance of culture, economic development and diplomatic outreach is bringing about a revival in the history of shared Jewish and Muslim culture and activities.

By IRINA TSUKERMAN
13/11/2018
Slichot at the Western Wall, Jerusalem, September 2018

Five tips for a healthy and meaningful Yom Kippur fast

And lastly – Don’t forget to appreciate the solemnity of the day. We wish you an easy and meaningful Yom Kippur.

Passover should not be too bitter.

Is your maror too strong?

The ways of our Torah are pleasant. They are not supposed to cause us pain or discomfort, physically or emotionally. This is especially important to remember on Passover.

By SHIMSHON HAKOHEN NADEL
02/04/2018
Stickers with kashrut stamp of Rabbi Moshe Alloun.

Why Israel needs kashrut reform

Changing such an ingrained culture as that which surrounds kashrut supervision will not be easy.

The Yarkon Cemetery

New regulations see parents enquire about burial place of deceased babies

“Hundreds of families every year were suffering and feeling alienated from Jewish tradition when this didn’t need to be the case, because customs can change over time"

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