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Our Daily Bread, Cincinnati’s largest soup kitchen, is feeding the homeless and food insecure in ever larger numbers from its Over-the-Rhine location. These difficult times make the soup kitchen’s mission more challenging as they are forced to operate with a critically minimal staff while pr…

Columbus, Ohio (May 8, 2020) — David Lefton, Esq., a partner at the Cincinnati firm of Barron Peck Bennie & Schlemmer, was elected by his peers to serve as the next President of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA). As President-Elect, he will become an officer of the OSBA beginning on …

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A number of Israeli websites were victims of a cyberattack on May 21st by a group of hackers to mark Al-Quds Day.

(JTA) — After more than three years of investigation, charges in three cases and three national elections, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will enter a Jerusalem courtroom for the start of his corruption trial.

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Although the Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion has been closed since mid-March, students have been completing the 2019-2020 academic year online.  In its 145-year history, this is the first time that the Cincinnati campus of HUC-JIR is unable to hold in p…

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U.S. Veteran medallions that now proudly mark the graves of every veteran in two of Cincinnati’s largest Jewish cemeteries, Montgomery’s United Jewish Cemetery and the Walnut Hills Cemetery, were further transformed on Sunday, May 17 with the addition of over 1000 new American flags. 

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Just over a year ago, StarPoint Home Care was born from a unique and visionary community partnership. Early on, however, when personal tragedy struck the organization, that partnership—along with the viability of StarPoint itself—was severely challenged. Today, in the midst of the coronaviru…

The staff of Cedar Village received a big surprise this month. The Board of the Jewish Home of Cincinnati donated over fifteen thousand dollars to be distributed in fifty dollar Kroger gift cards to every one of the senior living community's employees.

As anti-Semitic incidents reach a record high, community leaders in Cincinnati will convene for a series of digital panels that will address the underlying reasons that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in antisemitism and xenophobia in Ohio and nationwide.

(Tuesday, May 19, 2020) As the state of Ohio lifts some restrictions on public gatherings, with outdoor seating at restaurants already open (May 15), indoor seating at restaurants beginning May 21,  gym and fitness centers reopening May 26 and child care May 31, some synagogues in Cincinnati…

 Israeli TV is all the rage right now. You’ve probably heard of “Shtisel,” the sensation about a haredi Orthodox family in Jerusalem that swept the world since it premiered on Netflix in 2019, or maybe you know “The Beauty and the Baker,” an enchanting Israeli comedic telenovela (streamable …

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(JTA) — A video on the social media music video platform TikTok that makes fun of the numbers tattooed on the arms of Jews held in  Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust has received over 623,000 views.

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Bartenura Moscato is the super sweet, bubbly kosher wine beloved by Upper West Side Jewish gals and hip hop stars alike. It made splashy headlines back in 2005 when the rapper Lil’ Kim mentioned it in one of her songs.

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Rabbi Karen Thomashow, Associate Rabbi at Wise Temple, began her eulogy for Rabbi Sissy Coran with the following words: “Our world is in pain. Rabbi David Abudraham of Medieval Spain confirms this for us. He says that we count the days between Passover and Shavuot because the world is in pai…

(JTA) — The Jewish Museum of Munich and the Jewish Museum of Vienna announced plans to reopen later this month, making them the first Jewish museums in Europe to open doors to the public after being closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

(May 10, 2020 / Israel Hayom) Israel’s national-religious Yamina faction announced Sunday, May 10, that its coalition talks with the Likud Party have failed and that it will be joining the benches of the opposition in the coming Knesset, where it will be “preparing for the day after Netanyahu.”