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Obama: Israelis Should Soul-Search About Making Peace

By Ben Harris (JTA)

President Obama reportedly urged Jewish communal leaders to speak to their friends and colleagues in Israel and to “search your souls” over Israel’s seriousness about making peace.Read More


Singer Debbie Friedman Is Hospitalized

By Ben Harris (JTA)

Songwriter Debbie Friedman has been hospitalized in Orange County, Calif.Read More


RCA Conference To Address 'Rabba' and Women’s Leadership

By Ben Harris (JTA)

With a high-profile discussion scheduled on women’s leadership and two proposed rules aimed at marginalizing rabbis who deviate leftward on hot-button issues, an upcoming Orthodox rabbinical conference is expected to draw its largest crowd in years.Read More


Pro-Israel Groups Rally on College Campuses for Apartheid Week

By Ben Harris (JTA)

At universities across the globe, the annual springtime ritual known as Israel Apartheid Week is kicking off this week, and Jewish students and pro-Israel groups have been readying themselves to respond in force.Read More


Four Years On, Many Gaza Evacuees Are Without Permanent Homes

By Ben Harris (JTA)

More than four years after her family was ejected from their home in the Gaza Strip, Karen Sarfaty lives with her husband and four of their children in a small pre-fab house in this small town located about midway between the southern Israeli cities of Ashkelon and Ashdod.Read More






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