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Israeli rabbinic, legal groups partner for prenup in bid to prevent agunot

Marcy Oster Tzohar and the Israel Bar Association introduced the agreement under which a husband must pay his wife daily in the event of a separation. ... [Link]

Portugal open to citizenship applications by descendants of Sephardic Jews

Cnaan Liphshiz Candidates for naturalization must apply to a local Jewish community and then to the government through a notary. ... [Link]

Study: Jewish population of St. Louis rose by 14 percent in last two decades

Marcy Oster The Jewish population of St. Louis is up to 61,000, according to the 2014 St. Louis Jewish Community Study, the first study of Jewish St. Louis in 20 years. ... [Link]

Rice: Inspections will continue after Iran nuclear restrictions expire

Ron Kampeas A nuclear deal with Iran must include access to its nuclear facilities even after the expiry of restrictions, which would last at least ten years, Susan Rice, the U.S. national security adviser, told ... [Link]

For Russia’s Jews, Nemtsov murder is reminder of their vulnerability

Cnaan Liphshiz The slaying of a liberal politician who was called a traitor for criticizing the president was especially alarming for a minority with an outsized representation in opposition circles. ... [Link]

Sen. Al Franken makes 6 Jewish lawmakers boycotting Netanyahu speech

Ron Kampeas “This has unfortunately become a partisan spectacle,” the Minnesota Democrat said. ... [Link]

Obama: ‘Substantial disagreement’ with Netanyahu won’t permanently damage relations

Ben Harris His disagreement with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over U.S. efforts to conclude a nuclear pact with Iran is “not a personal issue,” the president told Reuters. ... [Link]

Sherman quits Boteach Iran confab following ‘vulgar’ ad

Ron Kampeas The California congressman objected to the widely condemned ad accusing National Security Adviser Susan Rice of turning a blind eye to genocide. ... [Link]

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