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Jewish foundation seeks to convert gentiles

(Washington Jewish Week via JTA)—Maybe it’s the centuries of living under Christian and Muslim rule. Maybe it’s the history of forced conversion. Maybe it’s that there’s no religion requirement for the Jewish afterlife. Whatever the...


Alan Gross opens up about surviving Cuban prison, selfies

(Washington Jewish Week via JTA)-Since being imprisoned in Cuba six years ago, Alan Gross says his life has been "surreal." He feels disassociated from the causes of his five-year incarceration and fr...


After Freundel scandal, Washington Jewish women reclaim mikvah with mural

WASHINGTON (Washington Jewish Week via JTA) - When prominent Washington rabbi Barry Freundel was arrested last year for secretly videotaping dozens of women using the mikvah adjacent to his...

 By Suzanne Pollak    News    May 31, 2013

Ostreicher's wife laments: 'They will never let him go'

Jacob Ostreicher, a haredi Orthodox father of five who remains under house arrest in Bolivia, does not believe he will ever be free and often unplugs his home phone because he is too depressed to...


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