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Standard Textile Provides Necessities to Hurricane Victims

With a longstanding history of helping organizations in need, Standard Textile, a global leader in the healthcare and hospitality textiles industry, has contributed critical items of need to Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma victims with separate donations to both the American Red Cross, M…

Religion can divide, but interfaith basketball tourney scores some unity

Originally published by WCPO.com

A few years ago, local health care consultant Faris Ghani was returning to the Tri-State from a business trip. On the plane back home, he was seated next to someone with whom it was clear he had nothing in common.

Things felt tense until the stranger no…

Rabbis to Cincy's transgender residents: 'We love you exactly how you are'

Originally published by The Cincinnati Enquirer We, the Greater Cincinnati Board of Rabbis, serving the vast majority of Cincinnati Jewish congregations, have a message to the trans community, and in particular to trans youth in Cincinnati: We love you. We love you exactly how you…

From home to Shalom: A Cincinnati woman's visit to Israel marks a first

Here's something you might not know, especially if you're not Jewish: Close to 90 percent of Jews worldwide live in either the United States or Israel. About seven million Jews live in the United States and an equal number in Israel, said Shep Englander, CEO of the Jewish Federation of…

JFNA Deeply Disappointed by Actions on Kotel and Conversion

Originally published by Jewish Federations of North America​ JFNA is deeply disappointed over the Israeli government's recent decisions to freeze the 2016 compromise over egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall and to give the Chief Rabbinate a monopoly over Jewish conversion.