Rick Perry Wins Over Right-Wing Jews

GOP candidate Rick Perry has support among Orthodox Jews who share his social conservatism. Some of his backers oppose any compromise over land with the Palestinians.

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Wall Street Protest Can't Match Israeli Tent Cities, For Now

A veteran of Israel’s tent city demonstrations visits the Occupy Wall Street rally. Could it spread like the Israeli social justice movement?

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How an Anti-Terror Program Became a Jewish Earmark

A $118 million program aims to help non-profits protect against terror attacks. A Forward investigation found Jewish groups got most of the cash with no clear link to actual threats.

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Celebrating High Holy Days in Afghanistan

Military rabbis help Jews serving in Afghanistan to observe the High Holy Days. The kiddush is conducted with grape juice out of sensitivity to the country’s Muslim culture.

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Lithuania Tries to Heal Rift Over Holocaust

Lithuania announced a plan to showcase its Jewish heritage at a YIVO event. The moves didn’t satisfy critics, who accuse the Baltic nation of whitewashing its involvement in the Holocaust.

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