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American Israelite expanding presence on the web

American Israelite expanding presence on the web

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The American Israelite, the oldest English Jewish weekly newspaper in America, has been connecting Jewish Cincinnati in print form for more than 165 years. And now it is connecting even more through its website.

Get to know the 2018 interns in Cincinnati and Israel

Get to know the 2018 interns in Cincinnati and Israel

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Submitted by: the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati

HUC-JIR tribute dinner honors two long-time volunteers

HUC-JIR tribute dinner honors two long-time volunteers

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Submitted by: Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Community Calendar September 23- October 11, 2018

Community Calendar September 23- October 11, 2018

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For Camp Livingston teens, Israel trip a reunion

For Camp Livingston teens, Israel trip a reunion

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This summer, 13 teenagers from Camp Livingston completed an exchange with their counterparts in Israel, making the 6,000-mile divide that separates the two camps feel a lot shorter. 

Who’s sorry now: The top 10 apologies of the Jewish year

Who’s sorry now: The top 10 apologies of the Je…

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(JTA) — Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, began an intense 10-day period of introspection and repentance that culminated with Yom Kippur.

Dr. Gary P. Zola to receive honorary degree from Thomas More College

Dr. Gary P. Zola to receive honorary degree fro…

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Jewish Family Service announces Dancing With Our Stars line-up

Jewish Family Service announces Dancing With Ou…

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Eight local “celebrity” dancers will take the stage at Jewish Family Service’s third biennial Dancing With Our Stars gala.

Get to know the 2018 interns in Cincinnati and Israel

Get to know the 2018 interns in Cincinnati and Israel

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Submitted by: the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati

For Camp Livingston teens, Israel trip a reunion

For Camp Livingston teens, Israel trip a reunion

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This summer, 13 teenagers from Camp Livingston completed an exchange with their counterparts in Israel, making the 6,000-mile divide that sepa…

Empty nesters from Wise Temple go underground

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Submitted by: Wise Temple

NY man looking for kidney makes his plea on Times Square billboard

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(JTA) — A New York man in search of a kidney donor has posted his request on a billboard in Times Square.

Julia Salazar, candidate whose Jewish identity was questioned, wins in NY primary

Julia Salazar, candidate whose Jewish identity was questioned, wins in NY primary

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(JTA) — Julia Salazar, whose revised claims to Jewish identity raised questions and challenges in the media, won her race for a New York State…

Birthright founder Michael Steinhardt accused of inappropriate remarks to female Hillel employees

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(JTA) — Billionaire philanthropist Michael Steinhardt is the subject of an internal investigation by Hillel International: The Foundation for …

Controversial historian to leave Hungarian Holocaust museum, new Jewish owners say

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(JTA) — A leader of Chabad Hungary said his organization won’t employ a scholar accused of Holocaust distortion at a museum on the genocide gi…

Israel’s Linoy Ashram wins 2 medals at World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships

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(JTA) — Israeli athlete Linoy Ashram won the silver medal in the all-around final at the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships.

Yad Vashem questions honors for 3 Poles as Holocaust-era rescuers of Jews

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(JTA) — Israel’s state Holocaust museum expressed concerns over a Polish group honoring three people it did not recognize as having risked the…

Hebrew University makes entrepreneurship a required course for students

Hebrew University makes entrepreneurship a required course for students

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(JNS) Students at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem will now be adding classes in entrepreneurship to their required class list, where they w…

The latest scientific field, Quantum Metamaterials, discovered in Israel

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(JNS) Two teams of scientists from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology collaborated to conduct monumental research to discover an inno…

Netanyahu: US ‘made correct decision’ in closing PLO office in Washington, D.C.

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(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the United States for closing the Washington office of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

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Death Notices

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ZIMMERMAN, Sara; Age 94; Sept. 9, 2018; 29 Elul 5778

Obituary: Joan Fleischer Reckseit, Ph.D.

Obituary: Joan Fleischer Reckseit, Ph.D.

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Joan Fleischer Reckseit, Ph.D., 91, of Cincinnati, passed away on Sept. 2, 2018.

Death Notices

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NEVINS, Norman; Age 79; Aug. 27, 2018; 16 Elul 5778

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17th Annual Cincinnati Hebrew Day School Golf Tournament

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It’s time to hit the links and help Cincinnati Hebrew day School all in the same day.

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Sedra of the week - Parashat Haazinu 5779

Sedra of the week - Parashat Haazinu 5779

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Are we commanded to study world history? Certainly, I would say, on the basis of the simple meaning of the verse cited at the head of this com…

Sedra of the Week - Parashat Vayelech 5779

Sedra of the Week - Parashat Vayelech 5779

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But how do we narrow the gulf between a hidden God and a revealed God? Why does God choose to hide Himself?

Sedra of the Week - Parashat Netzavim 5778

Sedra of the Week - Parashat Netzavim 5778

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Rashi quotes the Midrash Tanĥuma, explaining the connection between the multitude of grim warnings (tokhaĥa) unloosed in the prior portion of …

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