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Ben Sales, JTA
Ben Sales, JTA

Rabbi David Lau, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel, speaking in Berlin, Germany in 2013. (Sean Gallup/Getty)

New controversy from Israel: ‘Blacklist’

NEW YORK — Some 160 rabbis, including several American Orthodox leaders, appear on a list of rabbis whom Israel’s Chief Rabbinate does not trust to confirm the...

Jewish women pray at the women's section of the Western Wall in the old city of Jerusalem on May 16. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty)

Controversy over Kotel

NEW YORK — American Jewish leaders are calling it a betrayal. They say that 17 months after achieving a historic agreement to provide a non-Orthodox space at...

Sarah Mulhern with her husband and newborn baby.

Can rabbinical students be parents?

NEW YORK — A few weeks after her first daughter’s due date, Catherine Clark was set to begin her fifth and final year at the Jewish Theological Seminary’s...

World Jewish Relief workers in Greece.

Jews sent $125 million to third world

NEW YORK — Eighty percent of Jews live in two countries — Israel and the US — but Jewish organizations are spending more and more of their money elsewhere. Jewish...

Solar panels in the Bedouin Arab village of Darajat in the Negev in 2009. (By Uriel Sinai/Getty)

Likud is conservative . . . and green

JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump broke his campaign promise to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and reportedly leaked Israeli intelligence....

Eli Pasternak, front, and his partner making their pitch on BizTank.

On BizTank, haredi entrepreneurs pitch their ideas

NEW YORK — At the beginning of a takeoff of “Shark Tank” in Brooklyn, an Israeli in a beige kippah, gray blazer, pink shirt and blue jeans stands before a panel...

KAM Isaiah Israel Synagogue (Raymond Boyd/Getty)

More shuls are getting rid of mandatory dues

NEW YORK — “Voluntary dues” may sound like an oxymoron, but the idea may soon be coming to a synagogue near you. According to a new study by the UJA-Federation of...

Ever wish you could go back to Jewish summer camp?

NEW YORK — The campers wake up in their cabins on Friday morning, dress and go to breakfast. Next comes a range of activities — arts and crafts, archery, kickball....

Pro-Israel fill the chamber at the UN headquarters in New York. (WJC)

Thousands protest BDS at UN

PASSOVER EDITION 5777SECTION A PAGE 12 NEW YORK — Thousands attended a conference opposing the BDS movement at the UN headquarters in New York. The conference on March...

Michael Kaydar is escorted by guards as he leaves the Israeli Justice court in Rishon Lezion on March 23, 2017. (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty)

Not a white supremacist: Israeli arrested for JCC bomb threats

NEW YORK — Many Jewish groups blamed white supremacists, emboldened by Donald Trump’s campaign, for the bomb threats that have plagued Jewish institutions since the...