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Now with even more eternal sunshine options! 
Raise your hand if this scenario sounds familiar: your vacation takes you to an exotic country with a Jewish community so small (or missing as far as you know) that you don’t even bother to do some...
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“I can be myself here.” Summer is in full swing and Israel makes sure everybody has access to her pristine beaches. Here's how. 
(RNS) Some French towns have banned the burkini, but in Israel, beaches have long catered to those who want to cover up.
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Giving people what they want: halva. "We are invested in Israel and it's not at all in our best interest to participate in a boycott."
Brussels Airlines denies taking Achva halva off its menu following a complaint that it was made in the West Bank.
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Israeli researchers are making breakthroughs yet again: this time, they're targeting skin cancer. Until they've got it all figured out though, cover yourself and don't forget to apply sunscreen!
Researchers at Tel Aviv University say they’ve found a way to stop the spread of the most deadly kind of skin cancer.
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“What Sugihara and Osako did for the Jewish refugees will provide us with great lessons when we consider how we can address present-day issues.”

Japanese officials Chiune Sugihara and Tatsuo Osako saved six thousand Jews during the Holocaust. Now, Japanese actor Junichi Kajioka wants to make sure their brave deed won't go unnoticed by the future generations.
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"I designed handbags in my head to get through the misery."

How Judith Leiber rose from the Holocaust ghettos to become one of the most successful brands in handbag history.​


The designer recalls how she rose from the holocaust ghettos to become one of the most successful brands in handbag history.​
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"The real seductive power of Tel Aviv is not necessarily in its cafes and restaurants, but in its people, who love the good life.”

And the answer is yes. 
The results are in: These are the world's 20 most beautiful destinations. Presented by 12 of the most successful female Instagram photographers.
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“I call on other communities to allow the many other qualified women to strengthen Judaism and their congregations.” 
New Orthodox rabbanit says she is ‘privileged as a woman to contribute to communal spiritual leadership.’
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Israeli researchers are making breakthroughs yet again: this time, they're targeting skin cancer. Until they've got it all figured out though, cover yourself and don't forget to apply sunscreen!
Researchers at Tel Aviv University say they’ve found a way to stop the spread of the most deadly kind of skin cancer.
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Switzerland, Germany and France impose several restrictions on Muslims that Israel does not - just the latest of which is the controversial burkini ban. Again, for an "apartheid" country, Israel seems so much more open-minded than some Western states. Just saying. 
Western societies are attacking symbols. A survey in Canada in 2015 found that 82 percent opposed people wearing a niqab during a citizenship ceremony.
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The World Jewish Congress is an international organization whose mission is to address the interests and needs of Jews and Jewish communities throughout the world. Founded in Geneva in 1936 to unite the Jewish people and mobilize the world against the Nazi onslaught, the WJC is the representative body of Jewish communities and organizations in over 80 countries from Argentina to Zimbabwe across six continents. It seeks to foster the unity and creative survival of the Jewish people while maintaining its spiritual, cultural and social heritage.
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The World Jewish Congress is an international organization whose mission is to address the interests and needs of Jews and Jewish communities throughout the world.

Founded in Geneva in 1936 to unite the Jewish people and mobilize the world against the Nazi onslaught, the WJC is the representative body of Jewish communities and organizations in over 80 countries from Argentina to Zimbabwe across six continents. It seeks to foster the unity and creative survival of the Jewish people while maintaining its spiritual, cultural and social heritage.

Towards these ends, the World Jewish Congress works to

  • Secure the rights and safety Jews and Jewish communities around the world;
  • Intensify the bonds of world Jewry and strengthen the ties of solidarity among Jewish communities everywhere;
  • Act in coordination with and on behalf of Jewish communities before governmental, intergovernmental and other international authorities on matters concerning the Jewish people, and;
  • Cooperate with all peoples on the basis of universal ideas of peace, freedom and justice.

Membership in the WJC is open to all representative Jewish groups or communities, irrespective of the social, political or economic ideology of the community's host country. The World Jewish Congress is supported by those communities and individual members who as concerned Jewish citizens want their voices to be heard on matters of concern to the Jewish people.

With headquarters in New York, the WJC has affiliate offices around the world including Brussels, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Geneva, Johannesburg, Moscow, Ottawa, Paris, Sydney and Jerusalem where the WJC's research institute is located.

As a global leader, the World Jewish Congress received special credentials and recognition at the United Nations making it unique among world-wide organizations as it enjoys a diplomatic seat in the U.N. and within many of it institutions, commissions and sub-bodies.

The core principle of the World Jewish Congress is that all Jews are responsible for one another. We seek to achieve this by governing with consensus and celebrating unity in our vast diversity.

As we have been for nearly three quarters of a century, the World Jewish Congress continues to be the permanent address of the Jewish people.