Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

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Ron Kampeas Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Call it the Adelson conundrum: What happens when the guy who acts as if he owns the room really does? In March at TribeFest, the annual gathering of young adults organized by the Jewish Federations of North America at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas, Sheldon Adelson walked in on a surrogate debate between Matt Brooks, who directs the Republican...
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The man who is at the center of a controversy for refusing to grant his ex-wife a get , or a Jewish divorce, was allegedly assaulted two weeks ago in Bala Cynwyd after dropping his 4-year-old daughter at her grandmother's house. At least one blogger has hinted that the alleged assailants may have been supporters of the victim's ex-wife, but...
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A public prosecutor in Italy is investigating the sale of wine featuring pictures of Adolf Hit­ler after Wynnewood travelers Matthew and Cindy Hirsch complained to a regional newspaper about the bottles being offensive. Italy made apologizing for fascism a crime in 1952. "At this point, though, it would be opportune to invent the crime of human stupidity," Verona prosecutor Mario...
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Longtime communal lead­er Theodore "Ted" Mann laughed with his mouth full when asked if he really believes that voting Republican is inconsistent with Jewish values -- as he suggests in his new book. "I think so," replied the 84-year-old, who for decades played a leading role in national Jewish organizational life. "To the extent that Republicans seem to care so...
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Whether you call it destiny, bashert or yuanfen, for Alison Klayman, it all came down to housing. Living, that is, with a Beijing roommate who, in 2008, asked her if she was interested in doing a companion video for a new exhibition opening in the gallery where the roommate worked. The artist: Ai Weiwei, who is today generally considered to...
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