The Jewish Federation of NEPA

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Biden administration rebukes Israel for repealing a settlement evacuation

Warning Israel that it is running the risk of its "commitment" to its closest ally is unusually strong language. -- The post Biden administration rebukes Israel for repealing a settlement… Learn more

Israel says ‘crisis’ with Poland is over as the countries agree to resume student trips to Holocaust sites

In 2018, Poland's right-wing government caused a rift between the two countries by passing a law that made it illegal to accuse the Polish nation of having committed crimes during… Learn more

Ryan Lavarnway, a Team Israel veteran and World Series champ, retires from MLB

Lavarnway, who played for eight different MLB teams over 10 years, was a member of Team Israel in the 2017 and 2023 World Baseball Classics. -- The post Ryan Lavarnway,… Learn more

A fifth question this Passover: what makes Trader Joe’s matzah different from all other matzah?

For the first time ever, Trader Joe’s will be selling matzah under its own famous private label. -- The post A fifth question this Passover: what makes Trader Joe’s matzah… Learn more

How bad is the opioid crisis in Israel?

The Jewish state's rate of prescription opioid use appears to exceed that of the U.S. The post How bad is the opioid crisis in Israel? appeared first on JNS.org. Learn more

61% of survey respondents say they expect a third terror war against Israel to erupt in the near future. The post Broad support for intifada, collapse of PA among Palestinians… Learn more

This Passover season, stress the seasonings

Traditional holiday dishes can be flavored with never-before available dried spices and herbs, many of them mixed medleys like za’atar, shawarma and hawaij. The post This Passover season, stress the… Learn more

Israel’s haredi economy is the ‘most important factor’ in its future success

Technology entrepreneurs said a showcase in London helped them network and become better role models for the ultra-Orthodox community. The post Israel’s haredi economy is the ‘most important factor’ in… Learn more

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