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 By Ben Sales    News    June 8, 2018

Israel's conversion laws are about to get stricter

(JTA)—Jewish converts in America may have a much harder time being accepted in Israel because of a new set of regulations proposed by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate. If adopted, some activists in Israel say, the new guidelines for religious courts...

 

Obituary - SHARON EISEN WRIGHT

Written by the family Sharon “Sherry” Eisen Wright, 80, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at her residence. Born in Chicago, on May 15, 1937, she was the daughter to proud parents Samuel Eisen and Gertrude (Scher) Eisen. She...

 

Who is an anti-Semite? Republicans and Democrats grapple with the question

(JTA)-Two congressional races have been beset in recent days with charges of anti-Semitism, and each case-in California and in Virginia-uncovers challenges for Jews in the Republican and Democratic...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Roseanne sobbed and apologized about racist tweet in unaired interview with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach (JTA)—Roseanne Barr reportedly cried and apologized for her racist tweet in a podcast interview with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. Barr “was sobbing and...

 
 By Manny Strumpf    Features    June 8, 2018

The 'No.1 fan' of Israel's national airline has over 40,000 pieces of memorabilia

NEW YORK (JTA)-Walking into Marvin Goldman's apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side is like entering a museum dedicated to El Al, Israel's national airline. In one room, shelves and tables display...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    June 8, 2018

Palestinian Islamic Jihad prompts dangerous escalation in southern Israel

(JNS)-Gaza's second-largest terrorist faction, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), is leading the current dangerous escalation of the security situation, which may yet escalate further, and which...

 
 By Ben Sales    Features    June 8, 2018

These Jewish camp counselors want to teach their kids about the occupation

(JTA)-When Aviva Schwartz started praying publicly for Palestinians at her Jewish summer camp, she knew it would be controversial. Schwartz had grown up ensconced in the Conservative movement, had att...

 

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