Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774
By:
Uriel Heilman, JTA
If you’re pouring millions into Jewish-identity building, what do you do when a survey shows that the number of U.S. Jews engaging with Jewish life and religion is plummeting?
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JTA
The president of Hobby Lobby said the Oklahoma-based chain will carry Chanukah items in its stores near areas with large Jewish populations. Steve Green in an interview with The Associated Press published Saturday said the items will be in his crafts stores in New York and New Jersey by November. Last Friday, Green called blogger Ken Berwitz, who started the...
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JTA
Hobby Lobby, following a blog report that the chain did not stock Chanukah merchandise, said it was evaluating its inventory and looking into an alleged anti-Jewish slur by one of its employees. Ken Berwitz on his Hopelessly Partisan blog wrote over the weekend that a friend who asked about Chanukah goods at the arts and crafts chain's store in Marlboro,...
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By:
Uriel Heilman, JTA
Rabbi Asher Lopatin has taken over at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in Riverdale, the Bronx, and says he's proud of what makes this Modern Orthodox rabbinical school unique in the Orthodox world.
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By:
Uriel Heilman, JTA
The first comprehensive study in more than a decade finds more Jews but increasing alienation from religion and Jewish life.
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