(JNS) The Pew Research Center reports that thirty three Jewish lawmakers were sworn into the new one hundred and eighteenth Congress. Newly-elected Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.) stands out, having identified on the campaign trail both as Congress’ first “Messianic Jew” and a Christian.

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(JNS) One interpretation of a mishnah in Chapters of the Fathers is that Jews must prepare answers, with which to respond to those who hate Torah scholars. Hating those who cherish the Torah is one sense many readers may get from recent reporting in The New York Times on Orthodox schools.

 (JNS) Each time the young Joe Biden left his grandparents’ home in Scranton, Pa., his grandfather Finnegan would yell, “Joey, keep the faith!” His grandmother had a more evangelical responsibility in mind for him. “No Joey,” she’d say. “Spread it.”

(JNS) The International March of the Living honored former chief rabbi of Israel Yisrael Meir Lau and Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer and his wife, Rhoda, at its thirty fifth Anniversary Gala celebration in Miami, Florida, on Tuesday night.

(JNS) U.S. News & World Report listed Israel as the world’s tenth most powerful nation in the publication’s country rankings for 2022, citing the Jewish state’s military strength as well as its influential status in politics and in the global economy.

(JNS) U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan will travel to Israel in mid-January, in what will be the first visit by a high-ranking Biden administration official since the inauguration last Thursday of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government.