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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


Lawyer Blames Kletzky Killing on 'Inbreeding'

By Forward Staff

The lawyer for accused killer Levi Aron shockingly blamed the murder of little Leiby Kletzky on “inbreeding.”Read More


Top Judge: New Laws Imperil Israeli Democracy

By Haaretz

A recent wave of contentious right-wing legislation in the Knesset may endanger Israel’s ongoing constitutional efforts, Supreme Court President Dorit Beinish said on Wednesday.Read More


Mumbai Synagogue Celebrates 150th Birthday

A synagogue in Mumbai, India, celebrated its 150th anniversary.Read More


Jewish Vets Reconsidered for Higher Honors

By JTA

Congress approved a requirement for the U.S. military to review World War I records to determine whether Jews who received decorations should be upgraded to the Medal of Honor.Read More


Tikkun Editor's Home Vandalized Again

By JTA

The northern California home of Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of the progressive Tikkun magazine, was vandalized for the fourth time in the last year.Read More





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