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New York Rabbi Leads Interfaith Mission to Israel

By Forward Staff

The Stephen Wise Free Synagogue’s Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch is leading an interfaith group of 16 New York religious leaders on a mission to Israel and the West Bank.Read More


Exhibit Spotlights Cuban Jews in Holocaust

By JTA

An exhibit focusing on the Cuban-Jewish experience of the Holocaust opened at a Havana synagogue.Read More


Jerusalem Mayor Blasted for Proposing Split City

Right-wing lawmakers lashed out Friday at a statement attributed to Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat and reported by Haaretz earlier in the day, according to which Israel should relinquish Jerusalem’s Palestinian neighborhoods beyond the separation barrier.Read More


Partnership Gives to 27 Jewish Day Schools

By JTA

The Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education has awarded $625,000 to North American Jewish day schools for implementing initiatives to keep day schools afloat.Read More


Israelis Lead World in Social Media Use

By Haaretz

Israel is the worldwide leader in monthly social network use, a U.S.-based research firm indicated on Thursday, with Israeli users spending twice as much time chatting and posting more than the global average.Read More


Chief Rabbi Denounces Gender Segregation

By Haaretz

Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger said on Thursday that segregation between men and women should only be carried out in private, and not in public spaces.Read More


Bibi's Links to Christian Conservatives Get Closer

By Haaretz

Some two months ago, the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office received a request to arrange a conference call with some Jewish and Christian leaders.Read More


Hamas Will Join PLO

By Forward Staff

Hamas is will join the Palestine Liberation Organization, in a move toward unifying Palestinian leadership. Since 2007, Hamas has controlled Gaza, and its rival party, Fatah, has governed in the West Bank.Read More


Israel Eases Travel Restrictions on Palestinians

By JTA

The Israeli army has eased travel and other restrictions on Palestinian Christians for the holiday season.Read More


Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin Welcome Baby Boy

By Forward Staff

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin yesterday welcomed their first child, a boy named Jordan Zane, The New York Post is reporting.Read More





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