Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774

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Uriel Heilman, JTA
Manhattanite Rabbi Aaron Panken will become the new president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, overseeing campuses in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles and New York.
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JTA
Amar’e Stoudemire, the New York Knicks star who claims Hebrew roots and is currently touring Israel, is seeking Israeli citizenship.
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A 15-year-old swimmer from Upper Dublin comes home with eight gold, one silver and two bronze medals from the JCC Maccabi Games in Texas.
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Ron Kampeas, JTA
After 20 years of stops, starts and a bloody intifada in between, John Kerry believes he can pull out a final status Israeli-Palestinian peace deal in nine months. Why the rush? Read on for JTA's analysis.
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Ben Sales, JTA
In the wake of last week's Chief Rabbinate election, which saw the defeat of a popular reformist candidate and the victory of two sons of former haredi Orthodox chief rabbis, several groups are pushing to provide alternative services in hopes of circumventing Israel's entrenched religious establishment.
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