Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774
By:
Ben Sales, JTA
In the wake of last week's Chief Rabbinate election, which saw the defeat of a popular reformist candidate and the victory of two sons of former haredi Orthodox chief rabbis, several groups are pushing to provide alternative services in hopes of circumventing Israel's entrenched religious establishment.
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JTA
Israel won the most medals at the 19th Maccabiah Games, which came to a close in Jerusalem.
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By:
Ben Sales, JTA
Founded less than three months ago, Women for the Wall has emerged as the public face of the traditionalists vying to maintain the status quo at the Western Wall.
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By:
Hillel Kuttler
Amar'e Stoudemire, the N.Y. Knicks star who is participating in the Maccabiah Games as an assistant coach of the Canadian basketball squad, has long believed he has Jewish roots.
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By:
Ben Sales, JTA
The operative phrase surrounding a possible new round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks is: We don't know.
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