Sunday, February 1, 2015 Shevat 12, 5775

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Just in time for Martin Luther King Jr Day, a little-known chapter of 20th century Jewish history is receiving some much-deserved attention in a new exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History: “Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges."
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With this month marking the 40th anniversary of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel's death and the annual commemoration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, attention is being refocused on the friendship between the two theological heavyweights.
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Ben Sales, JTA
While English-language cam­paigns aren’t new in Israel, observers say this year’s effort feels larger and more sophisticated than those of elections past.
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Israel’s parliamentary system, in which voters choose a party instead of a candidate, makes for some narrowly focused parties and strange bedfellows.
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Ben Sales | JTA
One outcome is all but certain in next week’s Israeli elections: The right wing will win and the left wing will lose.
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