Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774

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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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Ben Sales, JTA
Despite passage of a 1998 law that mandates “equal participation” for disabled persons, Israel has been slow to make that pledge a reality.
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An actor's passion for playing the role of Maj. David Salisbury Franks, the highest-ranking Jewish officer in the Continental Army, has kept him roaming the streets of Old City in a hot wool coat for six years.
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A $28 million Jewish communal campus in Mercer County, N.J., that's been 12 years in the making appears set to devolve into lawsuits, possible foreclosure and bankruptcy.
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The Jewish community mourns the 71-year-old former congressman from Philadelphia, who died suddenly on July 1 during a visit to England.
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