Brandeis U. Picks Legal Scholar for President

Brandeis University has chosen Frederick M. Lawrence, an expert in civil and human rights laws and author of a book on hate crime, to be its new president.

Women Granted Leadership Roles By New Group of Orthodox Rabbis

A small Modern Orthodox rabbinic organization has thrust itself into the ongoing debate over women’s religious leadership by passing a resolution that goes further than the major Modern Orthodox rabbinic association in defining roles for female spiritual leaders.

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For Jews, Swedish City Is a ‘Place To Move Away From’

At some point, the shouts of “Heil Hitler” that often greeted Marcus Eilenberg as he walked to the 107-year-old Moorish-style synagogue in this port city forced the 32-year-old attorney to make a difficult, life-changing decision: Fearing for his family’s safety after repeated anti-Semitic incidents, Eilenberg reluctantly uprooted himself and his wife and two children, and moved to Israel in May.

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Should Birthright Visit Hebron? U.S., Israeli Leaders Disagree

A Taglit-Birthright tour visiting Israel in early July made a stop in a city that most of these groups have studiously avoided: Hebron. And this stop has raised questions about whether Birthright can travel beyond the so-called Green Line into the Israeli-occupied West Bank, with differing answers from American and Israeli Birthright officials.

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Falling Far From The Family Tree

If only Marxist revolutionary Leon Trotsky could see what has become of his great-grandson, David Axelrod.

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