The battle over whether women may serve in rabbinic roles in Orthodox synagogues, and if so, what these women should be called, dominated the recent Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance conference — where many speakers predicted that female clergy members would become increasingly common at Orthodox institutions.25
This summer, young Israeli and Palestinian leaders will travel to Washington to live together and learn from each other, in hopes of creating a new narrative for the possibilities for peace in the Middle East.
And on the trillionth day — give or take — Hollywood created 3-D.
Nearly two dozen best-selling and award-winning writers soon will be making their way to Israel. Such celebrated authors as Paul Auster, Simon Sebag Montefiore and Jamaica Kincaid will participate in Jerusalem’s second International Writers Festival, scheduled from May 2 to May 6. Set to feature more than 20 foreign authors, the festival line-up also includes writers from Italy, Germany, Russia and Ukraine. Many of the writers will team up with top Israeli novelists for conversations open to the public.
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