Saturday, March 28, 2015 Nisan 8, 5775

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Ben Sales and Neil Rubin, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Activist Anat Hoffman is no stranger to confrontations with Israeli police for wearing a tallit while leading women's prayer services at the Western Wall. Last week, however, was the first time she was actually arrested, a turn of events that seems to be galvanizing liberal Jewish groups in the United States and Israel
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To save costs, the Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia has halved the number of hospitals its chaplaincy program serves.
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Yaron Sideman, Israel’s new consul general in the region, last week deliverered separate speeches on the floors of the Pennsylvania House and Senate — a rare courtesy granted to someone who is not part of the legislature. “The relationship between Israel and the United States is deeply rooted in” shared values, Sideman said in his Oct. 16 speech. “It is...
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Neil Rubin, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
WASHINGTON When 15 prominent American Protestant leaders sent a letter to Congress last week calling for an investigation and possible suspension of U.S. aid to Israel, at least one outcome was certain: The Jews wouldn’t like it. On Wednesday, Jewish groups unilaterally pulled out of an upcoming annual Christian-Jewish roundtable meeting, saying the Oct. 22-23 forum was no longer viable...
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A swanky new ballroom on North Broad Street is quite a distance from Tzipi Livni’s usual political home turf. But during her Oct. 14 speech here, Israel’s onetime foreign minister and deputy prime minister sounded an awful lot like a candidate. Maybe that’s because a marquee politician — even one who is out of office — may just automatically come...
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