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Wherever Jews are in need, JDC is there.  That has been true since 1914 when “the Joint” first started providing relief and rescue to Jews in war-torn Europe and Ottoman-ruled Palestine - and it is true today. Throughout the world, and particularly in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, the world’s poorest Jews depend on JDC. Today JDC is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian organization - active in more than 70 countries around the globe. For 100 years, JDC has provided rescue and relief to Jews in need throughout the world.  For the last three decades, we have been working to help Jews in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union the poorest Jews in the world - and to renew Jewish community life to provide a support...READ MORE.


Ian Housman

Traveler & Birthright Alumnus

How Rudy Giuliani Got 'Klinghoffer' Right

Tale of Two Sermons on Israel

Finding Hope in Images of Sarajevo

Two Bad Speeches — and Scant Hope for Peace

Haredim and Hollywood
Women of Wall Slip Torah Scroll Into Western Wall Bat Mitzvah

How a Stunned Synagogue Faces Up to Sins of Rabbi Barry Freundel

Anti-Abuse Activist Joey Diangello Dies of Overdose, But His Legacy Lives On

Dueling Narratives Emerge On Palestinian Internment Camps

Rabbis Barry Freundel and Leib Tropper Ensnared in Scandals Tied to Conversions - Home
Erekat: Resolution to be put to Security Council calling for Palestinian state by 2017

Weekend Edition: Vegans in the Holy Land

Two Israelis killed in Nepal bus accident

Women of the Wall smuggle tiny Torah scroll to Western Wall for Bat Mitzva

Jerusalem to step up security after second day of violence

  Editorial and Opinion Feed
Ross Urges Israel To Be ‘Proactive’ With PA

Chain Of Command

Clamoring To Serve?

Proud Of Raisman

Brooklyn Energy

  <P>News from The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)</P>
Federation Veteran Mark Gurvis to Join JFNA

Wildfires Ravaging Colorado: Federation Relief Efforts

SCN Highlights Security Practices at Global Forum

JFNA Board Issues Kotel Resolution, Backs New Budget and Alliance Plan

Leadership Briefing Archive headlines RSS
Dutch mayor likens jihadis to Jews who left for pre-state Israel

In the drink: Tax overhaul led to double-digit price rises for alcohol

Israel looking to promote e-payments over use of cash or checks

Two Israeli women among 9 killed in Nepal bus crash

Yechiel Eckstein’s long list of conditions for charity giving

The Black Miracle: A Hanukkah Poetry Slam

Hanukkah: Rock of Ages

Hanukkah Infographic

Out of the Darkness

I Wanna Be a Maccabee

  Jew or Not Jew
Francois Cevert

Walter Wanger

David Cronenberg

Marty Friedman

Bernard Natan

  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Nominations open for NBN Bonei Zion Prize for outstanding immigrants

Lawyers for Palestinian-American woman want to bar terrorism from trial

Abdullah blasts Israel to appease Qatar, Egypt, Israeli envoy hints

Danish health director: No reason to ban milah

European rabbis seek laws against anti-Semitic hate speech

OMGWTFBIBLE: Plagues, Hardened Hearts, and Fiery Hail Missiles

The Death of Klinghoffer: “Art for Art’s Sake” or Anti-Semitism?

The Judaica You Never Knew You Needed: a 3D-Printed Kippah

“50 First Dates”: Learning About Love After Modern Orthodoxy

OMGWTFBIBLE: A Plague On Your House!

  Jewish Ideas Daily - Daily Features
You Only Live Twice

Religion and State in Israel

The Ten Commandments

Come Swing with Me

Secularism and Its Discontents

  Tablet Magazine
Man with 'Islamic Extremist Leanings' Attacks Police in Queens

Fiction: The Founder of the House, by Naomi Jacobs

My Father, the Everyman of Holocaust Survivors

Israeli Arabs, Struggling for Better Education, Have Their Own Language To Contend With











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