The Na Nach, a radical subgroup of Breslover Hasids, are a growing presence across Israel, and their public form of ecstatic prayer is yielding a mixed reaction.10
When it comes to Jewish interests, the question of Anthony Weiner’s political future may be less pressing than the question of what will happen to his district.5
Orthodox participation in Tel Aviv’s annual pride parade is emblematic of Israel’s growing community of Orthodox-identified out gays and lesbians.6
Al Schwimmer, a New York native whose actions were described by David Ben-Gurion as the Diaspora’s most important contribution to the survival of Israel, died June 11. He died on his birthday at age 94 in Tel Aviv.
“In front of the Torah, we pay tribute to those who served our country,” said Rabbi Yosie Levine of the Jewish Center, in Manhattan, which hosted the May 30 Jewish Community Memorial Day Event, “An Appreciation of America’s Service Members.” With a U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard on the bimah, Levine told the guests: “Each Shabbat we pray and say todah [thank you]…. May God bless America.”
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