Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774

By:
Ben Sales, JTA
For Israelis, the debate over egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall is trivial compared to other matters of Orthodox control over marriage and conversion, Sabbath bans on public transit, and haredi Orthodox draft exemptions.
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The debate over who can pray where at the Kotel is especially salient for Americans who travel to Israel for simchas or synagogue tours.
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JTA
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is in Israel, where he is discussing with Israeli leaders a major arms deal and the Iran situation.
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Survivor Revisits History with the IDF
By:
Sara Greenberg
A granddaughter follows the emotional journey of her grandfather's return to Auschwitz, with members of the Israel Defense Forces by his side every step of the way.
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By:
Haviv Rettig Gur, Times of Israel
On Monday, Patriots’ Day, the day that commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord that launched the American revolution, two explosions tore through the crowd at the finish line of the Boston Mara­thon just a few miles east of those famous battlefields.
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