Thursday, March 5, 2015 AdarI 14, 5775

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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Many have argued that dividing the conflict-ridden Iraqi state into separate Kurdish, Sunni and Shi'ite zones -- something akin to a partition plan -- could quell the ongoing violence there. But according to Iranian dissident Alireza Jafarzadeh, such a strategy is doomed because it ignores the real problem at hand: the Islamic Republic of Iran. In a lecture last week,...
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Herb Keinon, The Jerusalem Post
Israel's alleged incursion into Syrian skies last week included a strike on what was likely to have been Iranian arms transferred to the country, CNN reported on Tuesday afternoon. According to the news network, a ground operation was also part of the overall foray. CNN claimed that the operation, which was largely aerial but also comprised ground components, left "a...
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Matthew Wagner, The Jerusalem Post
Israel's highest court clashed with the Jewish state's rabbinic leadership on Monday as Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger acquiesced to a Supreme Court request to reconsider the rabbinate's stringent stand on Jewish laws pertaining to the shmita , or sabbatical year. A panel of judges that included Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch gave the rabbinate until next Monday to reconsider...
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A handful of Hebrew books sat haphazardly on the mostly empty shelves. No family photos adorned the walls or rested on the desk in Rabbi Avraham Shmidman's new office in Lower Merion Synagogue. He's got plenty of each to choose from; there just hasn't been much time for office decorating. On Aug. 6, Shmidman and his family moved to the...
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