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The Western Wall prayer decision and the shifting Israel-Diaspora paradigm

The Israeli government’s passage of legislation that authorizes egalitarian prayer in a soon-to-be-created 9,700-square-foot, NIS 35 million ($8.85 million) section adjacent to the southern part of the Western Wall (Kotel in Hebrew) has been...

 
 By Ami Eden    News    February 19, 2016

Did Bernie Sanders just steal Joe Lieberman's Jewish crown?

NEW YORK (JTA)-Maybe now that Bernie Sanders has become the first Jewish candidate to win a presidential primary he'll start getting the Joe Lieberman treatment. Back in 2000, Al Gore's decision to ta...

 

In all-Chabad Israeli village, Brooklyn meets country living

KFAR CHABAD, Israel (JTA)-In an otherwise deserted field at the center of this rural Israeli village, a Brooklyn brownstone presents an incongruous sight. If it looks like it would fit perfectly in...

 

I'm a Jewish teen who dresses modestly, and my friends don't understand

By Leora Eisenberg (Kveller via JTA)—I looked at myself in the mirror and I liked the way I looked—no easy feat for a 17-year-old girl. My long skirt dangled around my ankles, and my turtleneck sweater coiled itself around my arms and neck. The p...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Ruth Bader Ginsburg pens passionate farewell to Antonin Scalia WASHINGTON (JTA)—Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote an impassioned tribute to Justice Antonin Scalia, her longtime ideological opposite and close friend who died over the...

 

Israeli, Arab, Christian, and gay: Jonathan Elkhoury's story hits U.S. campuses

Jonathan Nizar Elkhoury wants minority populations in Israel to speak up about what life is really like in the Jewish state. He wants the world to know that Israel is a safe haven for persecuted Middl...

 

Meet Max Ries, who brought edible insects to 1940s Chicago

(Jewniverse via JTA)-There's been a surge of interest in entomophagy, the human consumption of insects. Eighty percent of the world's population already does it. Even in Israel, a recent locust...

 

Chocolate halva cake pops recipe

(The Nosher via JTA)-Cake pops are such a fun, bite-sized way to serve dessert-particularly for special occasions. And I love this unique twist on the decadent combination of chocolate and halva. For...

 

Seeking Kin: See how teen pals found each other some 50 years later

The "Seeking Kin" column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. (JTA)-As a librarian, Oren Kaplan researches obscure facts and utilizes databases to track down information. So when the...

 

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