'The Gatekeepers' and '5 Broken Cameras' Makers Claim Win Despite Oscars Shut-Out

Two documentary films from Israel were passed over for Oscars. Despite missing out on the golden statue, makers of both films claimed victory for their causes.

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Ultra-Orthodox Schools Resist Mandate on Vegetables, Fearing Kosher Violation

Getting schoolchildren to eat green vegetables is tough. Getting ultra-Orthodox schools to serve leafy greens in school lunches could soon become impossible.

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The Only Jewish Burmese Python Hunter in Florida

Dave Leibman isn’t your typical south Florida Jew. The self-proclaimed ‘redneck’ is an avid python-hunter and bagged four of the giant Burmese snakes in a just completed Everglades hunt.

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Federal Court Refuses To Block New York Circumcision Consent Form Law

Proponents of metzitzah b’peh were reeling after a court refused to block a New York law requiring parental consent for the controversial circumcision rite.

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Israeli Consul Claims Two Critical Oscar Nominees Prove Diversity of Opinion

Israel’s consul general tried to put the best face on its two Oscar-nominated documentaries. He said the films, which both harshly criticize Israel, showcase the country’s open debate.

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