Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774
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JTA
Women praying out loud at the Western Wall in prayer shawls do not disturb the public order and should not have been arrested, an Israeli court found.
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The debate over who can pray where at the Kotel is especially salient for Americans who travel to Israel for simchas or synagogue tours.
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Ben Sales, JTA
For Israelis, the debate over egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall is trivial compared to other matters of Orthodox control over marriage and conversion, Sabbath bans on public transit, and haredi Orthodox draft exemptions.
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Ben Sales,| JTA
For Boston doctors, the challenge presented by last week’s bombing was unprecedented — but they were prepared.
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JTA
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is in Israel, where he is discussing with Israeli leaders a major arms deal and the Iran situation.
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