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Ben Harris, JTA
Ben Harris, JTA

Rabbi Weiss backs down on ‘rabba’

NEW YORK — On the eve of a conference marking the expansion of leadership roles for women within Orthodoxy, the trend’s most prominent rabbinic proponent has...

Jewish groups answer ‘Israel Apartheid Week’ taking place on university campuses

NEW YORK — At universities across the globe, the annual springtime ritual known as Israel Apartheid Week is kicking off this week, and Jewish students and pro-Israel...

US Jewish leaders: Fatah must recognize Jewish state, stop incitement against Israel

NEW YORK — US Jewish leaders pressed PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on incitement and the need to keep Israel a Jewish state. At a meeting Feb. 18 in Jenin between...

Gaza evacuees still waiting for homes

NITZAN, Israel — More than four years after her family was ejected from their home in the Gaza Strip, Karen Sarfaty lives with her husband and four of their children in...

Conservative kibbutz celebrates

KIBBUTZ HANNATON, Israel — Over the din of children playing, some 20 people crowded into the home of Aylon and Ravit Samson here on the night of Jan. 2 for Kibbutz...

Danish Jewry dwindles; future dim

COPENHAGEN — Forty years ago, when a few thousand Polish Jewish refugees arrived in Denmark fleeing an anti-Semitic campaign orchestrated by Poland’s Communist...

Rubashkin — 1,250 years to appeal

WASHINGTON —— Facing a prison sentence of up to 1,250 years following his conviction last week on 86 of 91 fraud charges, Sholom Rubashkin is hoping his exoneration...

Americans serving in IDF still crave a good Thanksgiving meal

KARNEI SHOMRON, West Bank — About three months after she and her family made aliyah, Laura Savren walked up to the meat counter of her local supermarket and asked to...

The frum first date goes digital

NEW YORK — A new effort based in Baltimore represents the latest attempt to address the crisis of Orthodox Jewish singles unable to find suitable mates. The new...

The seven laws of Noah

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — When Jack Saunders began questioning the core religious claims of Christianity in the mid-1980s, it set him on a journey that eventually led to his...