The Oct. 7 attacks on Israel displaced tens of thousands of Israelis from their kibbutzim near Gaza. Since then, rabbis have been crisscrossing the country offering trauma-informed care to victims.
Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan. 27, feels different this year because of the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel. More Jews were killed that day than on any single day since the Holocaust.
The Wall Street Journal reporter has been held in Russia since March. Thousands have written him letters for the Jewish new year, as the campaign for his release hones in on next week's U.N. meeting.
The landmark plan outlines over 100 steps that federal agencies will take within a year. But the Biden administration says it will only work if other individuals and institutions take action too.
Second gentleman Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Harris, is increasingly focused on combating antisemitism at home and abroad. He spoke to NPR about his historic role.
Orthodox Jews gathered in Uman to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, at the tomb of a rabbi who preached his vision of a joy-filled life in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Born in Sarajevo, Flory Jagoda celebrated the music and language of her ancestors who had been expelled from Spain in 1492. She died Jan. 29 at age 97.
The shofar is a hallmark of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. The pandemic means there will be more and smaller prayer gatherings this year, so some cities have offered free shofar-blowing courses.
The virus is upending burial traditions across cultures, from the washing of the body of a loved one in Iraq to the gathering of mourners in Israel.
"I never thought I would live to see this day," said one of the women participating in a recent celebration in Jerusalem.