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World News

China to send two giant pandas to zoo in Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) – The Chinese government has agreed to send two giant pandas to a zoo in Israel.  More...

It’s Birthright Israel – for Jewish moms

JERUSALEM – On the surface, the tour looked much like a standard Birthright Israel trip: Participants celebrated Shabbat in Jerusalem’s Old City, swam in the Dead Sea and ascended the ancient mountain fortress at Masada. The trip was mostly free and organizers were prepared with follow-up programming after the participants returned home.  More...

Making Israel’s Jewish status the law: Why it matters

TEL AVIV – On Nov. 23, Israel’s Cabinet advanced a controversial bill in a 14-6 vote that, if passed by the Knesset, would enshrine into law Israel’s status as a Jewish state.  The nation-state law, as it is being called, sparked a rift in Israel’s coalition, resulting in new elections scheduled for March 17.  More...

U.S. Holocaust museum gets $25 million gift, largest in its history

WASHINGTON (JTA) – An Arizona family is donating $25 million to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum – the largest gift in the Washington museum’s history – to increase its educational programming.  More...

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