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After his senior year of high school, Kyle Polen could have used his summer to take a well-earned break before starting his first semester at Arizona State University. But Polen decided instead to study at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. 

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Israeli and U.S. officials warned in a meeting with European lawmakers on Wednesday of a rise in hate crimes against Jews in Western Europe, and urged the European Union to cut funding to organizations supporting the international boycott of Israel, providing a report detailing the ties betw…

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In an effort to boost global agriculture, the University of Arizona has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Jewish National Fund and Israel’s Arava region to establish The JNF Joint Institute for Global Food, Water and Energy Security. 

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Scottsdale startup Mouthguard Club recently sponsored the men’s and women’s Israeli national football teams for their performances in the International Federation of American Football’s 2019 European Flag Football Championships. 

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Along with giving out kippot to put on one’s head, Marc Daniels, a published author and the director of an independent marketing and consulting company, is also seeking to get wearers and non-wearers — from presidential candidates to others — to think about how people can come together amid …

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Israeli judoka Sagi Muki was visibly emotional as he sang his country’s national anthem from the winner’s podium at the Nippon Budokan Arena in Tokyo on Wednesday, having just become the first Israeli man to win the Judo World Championships.

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As the Sept. 17 elections draw here, a flurry of activity among the various political parties continues to be a game-changer. Israel is holding a second round after the April 9 elections because Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government, mainly due to Knesset me…

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The process of rebuilding the Tree of Life synagogue structure has been underway since November, although no plans or designs have yet been drawn.

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In the wake of the two mass shootings that occurred within 13 hours of each other this weekend, the First Church United Church of Christ of Phoenix hosted a candlelight interfaith vigil to mourn the victims of the shootings. The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Phoenix worked to…

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Dr. Howard Kaye will not allow himself to be depressed. He said he can be sad, but the practicing rheumatologist chooses to maintain a positive outlook despite the tragedy he faced.Kaye lost his wife, Lori Gilbert- Kaye, on April 27, 2019, when a shooter entered the Chabad of Poway in Southe…

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David, Tamar most popular Jewish baby names in IsraelJewish babies in Israel in 2018 were most likely to be named David for boys and Tamar for girls, JTA reported, citing Central Bureau of Statistics Data.Boys were named David 1,447 times, while there were 1,289 Tamars, which is the most com…

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Rabbi Jeremy Schneider plants a tree in the Tzora Forest as part of an ongoing aid effort through JNF. The Tzora Forest was ravaged by fire in August 2015. Rabbi Schneider also planted a tree in the Jewish National Fund forest in 1992, when he visited Israel on a NFTY trip.

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Elbit Systems of America, the American subsidiary of Israeli aerospace and defense company Elbit Systems, was recently awarded an approximately $26 million contract from the United States Customs and Border Protection to install an integrated fixed towers system in the U.S. Border Patrol Cas…

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While presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Kristin Gillibrand and Julián Castro drew the national attention at the 14th annual progressive gathering Netroots Nation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania last weekend, a concurrent panel discussion called “Racial Justice Has No Borders: Embedding…

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