Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775

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JTA
The Knesset voted to increase benefits for Israel’s Holocaust survivors, many of whom live in poverty.
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JTA
Reuven Rivlin of the Likud party was elected president of Israel in a campaign that was fraught with scandal.
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JTA
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called for “freedom in our sovereign and independent state” during a joint prayer for peace with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Pope Francis.
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JTA
The majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives and the most senior Jewish official in government was defeated by a Tea Party primary challenger in his Virginia district.
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Ben Sales, JTA
Israeli presidential candidate Reuven Rivlin's recent op-ed did not clarify his views on Reform rabbis but signaled that he wants to embrace non-Orthodox Jewish communities.
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