Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774

By:
Ben Sales, JTA
David Stav, a Modern Orthodox rabbi in the running to be Israel’s next Ashkenazi chief rabbi, has cultivated an image as the liberals' solution to a Rabbinate dominated by the haredi Orthodox.
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By:
Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
A recent anti-Semitic incident at an anti-government rally has raised anxieties among Ukrainian Jews fearful of rising xenophobia and racially motivated violence they say is inspired by Svoboda, a party with neo-Nazi roots and a penchant for thuggery.
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By:
Ben Harris, JTA
Tad Taube, a successful San Francisco businessman and philanthropist, has been directing considerable resources towards efforts to revive Jewish life in Poland, including the recent opening of the multi-million dollar Museum of the History of the Polish Jews.
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By:
Ben Sales, JTA
Following a court ruling in their favor, leaders of an organization pushing for women's prayer rights at the Western Wall withdrew their endorsement of a compromise proposal to expand the egalitarian section there.
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By:
Andrea Cantor, JE Feature
Numerically speaking, the nearly 3,200 people who share stories, ideas and memories on a Facebook group dedicated to growing up Jewish in Northeast Philly dwarf the size of most congregations these days.
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