Online-Ordained Rabbis Grab Pulpits

Rabbis ordained online are gaining acceptance, especially in tough economic times. Some congregations say correspondence course rabbis are every bit as good as seminary graduates.

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Sandy-Hit Shuls Apply for Aid Despite Ban

Synagogues damaged by Hurricane Sandy are applying for federal aid for repairs. But Federal Emergency Management Agency rules bar grants to houses of worship.

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Seeking To Defuse Liberal Critique of Israel

The Israel Action Network seeks to engage critics — especially liberals — who may be sympathetic to the Palestinians, by addressing their concerns in a broader context.

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Israeli Hoops Star Finds Relief on Court

Israeli Naama Shafir is the first Orthodox woman to star in American college hoops. When on the court, she doesn’t have to worry about the headlines from back home.

What's Next Move for Palestinians?

A big question now is how the Palestinians will handle their new status as a non-member state at the United Nations. Will it be a cudgel or an outstretched hand?

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