Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774
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JTA
A key U.S. Senate panel approved a spending bill that would double President Obama’s request for funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.
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Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey co-sponsored a resolution reaffirming U.S. support for Israel and condemning the recent rocket fire from Gaza.
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Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, considered the father of the Jewish Renewal movement who spent years in Philadelphia, has died at age 89.
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Gustav Niebuhr, the nephew of famed Protestant theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, sees last month’s decision by the Presbyterian Church (USA) to divest from companies that do business with Israel as an affront — both spiritually and personally.
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By:
Ron Kampeas, JTA
Two decades ago, Jewish groups united in support of a landmark religious freedom law, but many of them aren’t pleased by the Supreme Court’s interpretation of it in the Hobby Lobby case.
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