Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774
By:
Debra Rubin, JTA
A couple from Carmel, N.Y., surprised guests invited to a conversion ceremony with another simcha — their wedding.
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By:
Uriel Heilman, JTA
In a letter announcing his resignation as Y.U.’s chancellor and rosh yeshiva, Rabbi Norman Lamm acknowledged his failure to respond adequately to allegations of sexual abuse against school rabbis in the 1980s.
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JTA
A broad array of Jewish groups praised the Senate's passage of the immigration reform bill, although it's fate in the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives is uncertain.
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JTA
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul had a reconciliatory meeting with the Republican Jewish Coalition in his latest bid to forge ties with the pro-Israel community.
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By:
Ron Kampeas, JTA
Mikey Weinstein, a Reagan administration attorney and businessman, has been lobbing bombs at the religious establishment since the mid-2000s, when two of his sons told him of coercive efforts by their superiors at his alma mater, the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
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