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In Israel, Medical Marijuana Research Far From Stuck in the Weeds

March 17, 2015 | By Sean Savage, JNS.org
In Israel, Medical Marijuana Research Far From Stuck in the Weeds

The Jewish state is considered to be one of the world's most forward-thinking countries when it comes to medical marijuana, with scientists and researchers flocking there to learn more about the benefits of the drug

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Church-state Debate Ongoing, But Public Hanukkah Menorahs Gain Wider Acceptance

December 16, 2014 | By Sean Savage, JNS.org
Church-state Debate Ongoing, But Public Hanukkah Menorahs Gain Wider Acceptance

While the debate over public displays of religion continues, the inclusion of Jewish symbols like the menorah highlights their mainstream acceptance in society

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From Ebola to Iraqi refugees, Israeli Aid Group Tackles World’s Most Difficult Crises

November 06, 2014 | By Sean Savage, JNS.org
From Ebola to Iraqi refugees, Israeli Aid Group Tackles World’s Most Difficult Crises

Israelis are often overlooked when it comes to their global engagement, but IsraAID has been on the frontline of every major humanitarian crisis of the 21st century

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Yom Kippur Not Yet An Official U.N. Holiday, But Hopefully Next Year

October 03, 2014 | By Sean Savage and Alina Dain Sharon
Yom Kippur Not Yet An Official U.N. Holiday, But Hopefully Next Year

"It is about time Jewish employees at the U.N. won't be obligated to work on Yom Kippur," says Israeli ambassador Ron Prosor. "Such discrimination at the U.N. must end"

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In Israel, Pope Francis to Witness Oasis of Stability in Chaotic Region for Christians

May 19, 2014 | By Sean Savage
In Israel, Pope Francis to Witness Oasis of Stability in Chaotic Region for Christians

The pontiff will embark upon a historic visit to Israel, Jordan, and the West Bank from May 24-26

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