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‘Sex Rabbi’ flees Netherlands to avoid extradition to Israel

Gabe Friedman Rabbi Eliezer Berland, who is accused of sexually assaulting several female followers, may have fled to a country that does not have an extradition treaty with Israel. ... [Link]

The U.S. and Iran: What happens once a deal is in place

Ron Kampeas Will a nuclear deal improve Iran’s relations with the United States, or will it further stoke tensions? And which scenario would be better for Israel? ... [Link]

Op-Ed: Saying kaddish in Charleston for slain church members

Uriel Heilman Rabbi Avi Weiss goes to Charleston to mourn the slain victims of the attack on an African-American church, and gets help saying the Mourner’s Kaddish for his father. ... [Link]

Orthodox Jews, kosher market hit by paintballs in Brooklyn

Gabe Friedman Police said the attacks could be linked to three similar incidents that occurred in the same area in March and may be investigated as hate crimes. ... [Link]

British rabbis criticize Austrian counterparts for shunning divorcee

Marcy Oster The letter signed by 18 rabbis criticizes the Austrian Jewish community for having  “not adequately supported a vulnerable and defenseless young woman.” ... [Link]

Touch of Pray: Celebrating Shabbat and the Grateful Dead

Lisa Keys Despite a “ripple” or two, Jews celebrate Shabbat — and 50 years of the Grateful Dead — at Chicago’s Soldier Field. ... [Link]

In Britain, Lord Janner’s molestation trial raises hopes for closure, not justice

Cnaan Liphshiz Held decades late and in absentia, the trial for the former Jewish leader will neither yield a conviction if he’s guilty nor undo decades of anti-Semitic slander if he’s found not guilty. ... [Link]

Rabbi of Western Wall apologizes for kippah incident

Marcy Oster Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch said in a statement that he was not familiar with the incident, but that if it did occur, the response was incorrect. ... [Link]

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