Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774

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The Raab Collection, a Philadelphia-based dealer of historic documents, has put up for sale a letter written during the Six-Day War by Robert F. Kennedy, in which he reiterated his support for Israel.
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Women praying out loud at the Western Wall in prayer shawls do not disturb the public order and should not have been arrested, an Israeli court found.
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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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