Saturday, August 2, 2014 Av 6, 5774
By:
Ben Sales, JTA
In response to recent criticism, Israeli officials are reviewing haredi Orthodox policies restricting religious expression at the Western Wall. But among the Israeli secular majority, such restrictions rank near the bottom of a long list of church-state issues they would like to address.
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By:
Ben Sales, JTA
For virtually all of Israel’s history, the philanthropic highway between the United States and the Jewish state ran in one direction. Now, with the growth of Israel’s economy and an expanding class of affluent citizens, Israeli initiatives have begun to encourage giving by Israelis for Israelis.
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By:
Gil Shefler, JTA
If an earthquake strikes Haiti again, which is likely given that the country sits atop a tectonic hot spot, Jewish organizations can claim some credit for potentially reducing future casualties.
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By:
JTA
Avigdor Lieberman has resigned as Israel’s foreign minister following his indictment for fraud and breach of trust.
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By:
Ben Sales, JTA
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu caused a dip­lomatic stir last week when he announced Israel’s intention to build in an area known as E1, a controversial plan that has been started and aborted since it was first announced in 1994.
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