Remembering JFR Jacob, India's Jewish General

The first time I saw Lt. Gen. JFR Jacob, at Delhi’s Judah Hyam synagogue, I had no idea who he was. But his importance was obvious by the way everyone stood tall and switched to tones of reverence at his appearance.

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Why Does Bronx Old-Age Home Funnel Millions to Ultra-Orthodox Groups?

A Bronx old-age home whose board includes several high-powered Jewish activists has sent at least $20 million to unrelated ultra-Orthodox organizations. It’s an unusual arrangement that has stretched on for decades, Josh Nathan-Kazis reports.

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Jonathan Pollard Wins Meeting With Jewish Leaders — Gets Shabbat-Friendly Monitoring Bracelet

Freed Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard will be making his debut performance in front of major Jewish leaders next week.

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George Weidenfeld, Inspirational Holocaust Survivor Who Funded Rescue of Christians From ISIS, Dies at 96

George Weidenfeld, a British Jew who fled Nazi-ruled Austria as a child and funded the rescue of up to 2,000 Christians from Islamic State, has died at 96.

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Reconstructionist Synagogue Quits Movement Over Intermarried Rabbis

A Florida synagogue has voted to leave the Reconstructionism over the movement’s decision to allow rabbis to marry outside the Jewish faith.

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