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Aerial view of a large spread of Israeli food from Cafe Landwer on a wooden table

Take a break from the many serious headlines that fill today's news sites and enjoy some lighter fare. Here are a few of our curent favorite Jewish stories:

CNN reports, “A rabbi, a reverend and an imam have a plan for peace in middle America.” Though the headline sounds like a punchline, this story of a tri-interfaith collaboration in Omaha, NE, is no joke. Now, how can we get the rest of the world on board? In other interfaith news, today Pope Francis made an historic announcement when he named two rabbis – one from Israel and one from Argentia – to the Pontifical Academy of Life.... Read More

Jewish stage actor Ben Platt holds his Tony Award on stage during his acceptance speech after winning for Dear Evan Hansen

Last week's news headlines post was so popular that we're back with another round! Comment below to let us know what light-hearted, Jewishly themed news stories you're enjoying this week.

USA Today made a bold claim when it declared that "Montreal has the best Jewish food scene on Earth." Do you agree? Editor Brad Cohen shares some of the best spots to eat (and what to order!) in the Jewish food capital of Canada. The Tony Awards took place on Sunday night, but this story from The Forward is still relevant, sharing seven stage productions with Jewish connections and themes. Have you... Read More

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How much do you know about religion in the U.S.? The Pew Research Center interactive 15-question quiz tests your knowledge on the subject, asking questions about Christianity, Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.

Though I just took it for the first time, the quiz isn’t particularly new. In fact, it was released in 2010 as part of Pew’s U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey results. The survey (conducted and analyzed separately from quiz scores) found that Jews, atheists, agnostics, and Mormons scored highest in their knowledge of U.S. religions. Those three groups...

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Israeli actress Gal Gadot wearing a sequined coral dress with her hair in a chignon staring off to the side as if on the red carpet

In a world where troubling and oftentimes violent headlines have become the norm, it's important that we practice self-care by stepping back every now and then and tuning out the negativity. What better way to do that than by reading a few positive, entertaining, and quirky stories about Jews in the news? Here are just a few headlines we're loving this week.

Wonder Woman opened last week to rave reviews and serious box office stats, and Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who plays the titular character, is receiving a lot of the credit for the film’s success. Just don’t expect mind-blowingly... Read More

Hanukkiah with the Statue of Liberty to hold each candle

May is Jewish American Heritage Month, established by President George W. Bush in 2006. Learn more about the history of the month… then get to work celebrating it! Here are just a few ideas, applicable in May and all year long.                                              

Visit a Jewish museum or a site of historical Jewish interest. Visit a Jewish museum, a Holocaust memorial museum, New York City’s Tenement Museum… the list goes on, and nearly all of these museums offer online experiences and exhibits, too. You can also visit an historic synagogue for a look at your local Jewish... Read More

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