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Sephardic Rabbi: Reform Jews Are Biggest Threat

By JTA

Israel’s Sephardic chief rabbi, Shlomo Amar, said in a Rosh Hashanah message that it is better for a Jew to pray by himself than with Reform Jews.Read More


Philanthropists Vow To Give Wealth to Charity

By JTA

Four Jewish philanthropists, including Charles Bronfman, are among the latest individuals to sign the Giving Pledge, committing to giving the majority of their wealth to charity.Read More


French Jews Condemn Anti-Islam Cartoon

By JTA

The president of the representative body of France’s Jewish communities has condemned the new publication of caricatures of the Muslim prophet Muhammad.Read More


Israel Prepares for S. Africa in Baseball Classic

By Haaretz

Israel makes its first-ever appearance at a World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament on Wednesday, when it will take on South Africa in Jupiter, Florida.Read More


French Cartoon of Jew and Muhammed Sparks Anger

By Reuters

Riot police called out to protect offices of a French satire magazine that published insulting cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, along with a caricature of a Jew.Read More


Hungary Steps Up Fight With Claims Conference

By JTA

The Hungarian government has urged the Claims Conference to “refrain from misleading, intentionally misguiding and provoking fear.”Read More


Nevada Moves To Provide Kosher Food for Inmates

By JTA

The state of Nevada has approved a contract to provide kosher kitchens and rabbinical supervision of kosher food for prison inmates.Read More


Stewart and O'Reilly Plan Presidential 'Rumble'

By Reuters

Conservative political commentator Bill O’Reilly and late night comedian Jon Stewart will face off next month in a presidential-style debate that will be streamed live on the Web.Read More


Palestinians May Scrap Oslo Peace Accord

By Haaretz

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said on Tuesday that the Palestinian leadership is considering canceling the Oslo Accords signed in September 1993 between the Palestinian Authority and Israel.Read More


Palestinians Hit Romney for Video Comments

By Reuters

Palestinian leaders said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was wrong to accuse them of not seeking peace.Read More





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  • "My wife and I are both half-Jewish. Both of us very much felt and feel American first and Jewish second. We are currently debating whether we should send our daughter to a Jewish pre-K and kindergarten program or to a public one. Pros? Give her a Jewish community and identity that she could build on throughout her life. Cons? Costs a lot of money; She will enter school with the idea that being Jewish makes her different somehow instead of something that you do after or in addition to regular school. Maybe a Shabbat sing-along would be enough?"
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  • "It pains and shocks me to say this, but here goes: My father was right all along. He always told me, as I spouted liberal talking points at the Shabbos table and challenged his hawkish views on Israel and the Palestinians to his unending chagrin, that I would one day change my tune." Have you had a similar experience?
  • "'What’s this, mommy?' she asked, while pulling at the purple sleeve to unwrap this mysterious little gift mom keeps hidden in the inside pocket of her bag. Oh boy, how do I answer?"
  • "I fear that we are witnessing the end of politics in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I see no possibility for resolution right now. I look into the future and see only a void." What do you think?
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  • "We will do what we must to protect our people. We have that right. We are not less deserving of life and quiet than anyone else. No more apologies."
  • "Woody Allen should have quit while he was ahead." Ezra Glinter's review of "Magic in the Moonlight": http://jd.fo/f4Q1Q
  • Jon Stewart responds to his critics: “Look, obviously there are many strong opinions on this. But just merely mentioning Israel or questioning in any way the effectiveness or humanity of Israel’s policies is not the same thing as being pro-Hamas.”
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