Sunday, February 1, 2015 Shevat 12, 5775

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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
JERUSALEM — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry left Israel without bringing Israeli and Palestinian officials back to the peace negotiating table. Kerry said, however, that “real progress” had been made during his whirlwind trip and he would return to the region. He left Israel for Asia on Sunday afternoon following three meetings each with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
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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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Hillel Kuttler, JTA
Maccabi Haifa captures a national basketball championship in Israel with a "little" help from a onetime Philadelphia Sixers executive.
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Local advocates say they're determined to add Pennsylvania to the short list of states where gay marriage is legal.
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