Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775

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Ben Sales, JTA
For Israelis, the debate over egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall is trivial compared to other matters of Orthodox control over marriage and conversion, Sabbath bans on public transit, and haredi Orthodox draft exemptions.
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The debate over who can pray where at the Kotel is especially salient for Americans who travel to Israel for simchas or synagogue tours.
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When a group of women gather at their retirement home to prepare kosher soup for homebound seniors, Barbara Clippinger serves as head chef. Never mind that she isn’t Jewish — she ensures that her fellow volunteers follow the rules of kashrut.
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A little more than a month after being named acting regional director of the American Jewish Committee, Marcia Bronstein, a lifelong Jewish communal professional, can officially remove “acting” from her job title.
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For the first time, the Elkins Park community sent a delegation to the Orthodox Union’s Home and Job Relocation Fair in New York.
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