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Posted on: November 13th, 2013

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Two relatives of the man who has refused to give his wife a religious divorce temporarily resigned their positions with the religious publisher Artscroll. Yosaif Asher Weiss and Yisroel Weiss will temporarily resign from Artscroll, according to a blog post yesterday on the publisher’s website. Artscroll had come under fire for continuing to employ the […]

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Posted on: November 13th, 2013

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The rate at which America’s Orthodox Jewish population is growing — and the non-Orthodox population is shrinking — is more dramatic than previously thought, according to Pew Research Center survey data. In a finding first reported Tuesday in the Forward, Steven M. Cohen, a Jewish sociologist, parsed the data from the center’s recent survey of […]

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Posted on: November 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Council of Europe will not ban Jewish ritual circumcision of boys, its leader assured members of the Conference of European Rabbis. Thorbjorn Jagland, the council’s secretary general, said Monday in Berlin that he wanted to make it “absolutely clear … that in no way does the Council of Europe want to ban the circumcision […]

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Susan Galloway (right), a Jew, and atheist Linda Stephens are behind the fight in the Supreme Court over public prayer.
 

Posted on: November 12th, 2013

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A lifelong exposure to public Christian prayer drove a Jewish woman to sue a small New York town for violating freedom of religion. She won the case, but the Supreme Court might overrule the decision.

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Posted on: November 12th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

German authorities have bowed to international pressure and are publishing a partial list of artworks found in a Munich apartment. The spectacular art find – including works by Chagall, Picasso, Matisse and Beckmann – was publicized by the Munich-based Focus magazine earlier this month. Officials are assembling a “task force” of experts to speed up provenance research. […]

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Posted on: November 12th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Norway appears to be on the way to protect circumcision for Jews and Muslims so long as they are performed in hospitals. The Conservative-Progress government is considering suggesting regulations to control circumcisions but with taking into account religious freedom, the Norwegian Foreigner newspaper reported Monday. A Conservative leader of the committee on health care said […]

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Posted on: November 12th, 2013

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We're nobody's brothers. We're God's favorite children without any extra-familial affiliations.

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Posted on: November 12th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

The U.S. National Archives is now displaying 24 out of 2,700 Jewish books and ancient documents that were recovered in the basement of the Iraqi intelligence ministry (Mukhabarat) during the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. The exhibit opened Nov. 8 and will run through Jan. 5, 2014. According to an agreement the U.S. signed with Iraqi authorities, […]

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Posted on: November 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The number of anti-Semitic incidents in Argentina dropped in 2012 compared to the previous year, though the number of physical assaults and online attacks rose. According to the annual report of anti-Semitic incidents in Argentina released last week by DAIA, the Argentine Jewish political umbrella organization, there were 243 acts of anti-Semitism based on recorded […]

Former Deputy Foriegn Minister Danny Ayalon (L), in the role of a witness against his boss, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (R) who is looking at him meaningfully.
 

Posted on: November 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

Absent much to do in the home country, Ayalon got a job teaching at YU, where America's future diplomats usually don't come from.

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Two rabbis for two Jewish communities: Israel's new chief rabbis,  Sephardi Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef (R) and Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau.
 

Posted on: November 11th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The idea of “One Rabbi for One People” sounds lovely, but can Jews really get along with each other if they have nothing to argue about?

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This year may be your last chance to gobble up, or avoid gobbling up, doughnuts with turkey and cranberry sauce.
 

Posted on: November 11th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Thank God it won’t happen again until 2070, and then in 2165, and then almost never. This may be your last chance to gobble up – or to avoid gobbling up – turkey-filled doughnuts for Thanksgivukkah.

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Posted on: November 11th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Italian actor Moni Ovadia resigned from the Milan Jewish community with accusations that it is a “propaganda office” of the Israeli government. The announcement by Ovadia, 67, in an interview published last week in the daily Il Fatto Quotidiano sparked a row in the Italian Jewish world. “I don’t want to stay in a place […]

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Claims Conference founder Saul Kagan has died at the age of 91.
 

Posted on: November 11th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

Saul Kagan founded the Claims Conference, which brought in tens of billions of dollars in payments to survivors of the Holocaust. He also helped found Yad VaShem in Jerusalem.

Young women at the "Sivuv Sha'arim" march around the old gates to the Holy Temples.
 

Posted on: November 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Several hundred women dare to pray near the Western Wall where they usually are prohibited. Several hundred men also are there. Women of the Wall? No. Meet the Women of the Temple Mount.

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Posted on: November 11th, 2013

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It is absolutely critical that religious Jewish girls have a support network throughout their IDF service.

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Posted on: November 11th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The superintendent of a New York State school district that has been accused of anti-Semitic harassment said the district “has a long history of acceptance and tolerance.” Joan Carbone, superintendent of the Pine Bush Central School District 90 miles north of New York City, acknowledged in a statement issued Sunday that the school is getting […]

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Sarah Silverman with her father, a Jewish Press online reader.
 

Posted on: November 11th, 2013

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In her Funny Girl op-ed Sunday, Maureen Dowd neglected to give the URL to our article. Turns out we've run several...

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Netanyahu calls on American Jews to stand up to Obama and voice support against a "bad deal" with Iran.
 

Posted on: November 10th, 2013

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Israel has unaccustomed company in its fight against a “bad deal” with Iran. Saudi Arabia and Egypt oppose it. Now, Netanyahu appeals to American Jews to tell Obama and Kerry, “No, you can’t.”

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Women of the Wall Vice Chair Batya Kallus (pictured) and WOW Chair Anat Hoffman, advise and support a hefty list of anti-Israeli NGOs.
 

Posted on: November 10th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Women of the Wall Vice Chair Batya Kallus serves as an adviser to Sikkuy, a signatory to the Haifa Declaration calling for the abolishing of the State of Israel.

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