Sunday, November 23, 2014 Kislev 1, 5775

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Ruth Ellen Gruber, JTA
When the white smoke rose last week at the Vatican, signaling to the world that the College of Cardinals had chosen a new pope, both Catholics and Jews were waiting with bated breath.
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With the sheer amount of work that can be involved in hosting a Passover seder, Joan Hersch might have been eager to hand over the responsibility. But she wasn’t.
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Dan Goldberg, JTA
Menachem (Manny) Waks, raised Chabad in Melbourne, continues to level charges of sex abuse against members of the community.
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By:
Ron Kampeas, JTA
With Syria home to hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, the raging civil war there is destabilizing a population with nowhere to turn, and some analysts are warning it could complicate the Israeli-Palestinian relationship.
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The founder of a state-fund­ed charter school in Philadelphia that teaches Hebrew, keeps kosh­­er and closes early on Fridays has vowed to fight state efforts to shut down the institution.
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