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Absolutely no surprise... The following comes directly from the World Jewish Congress Digest (WJC) and is very worth repeating (but no surprise). The headline read “Israel Ranked 3rd Largest...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    June 20, 2014

At Herzliya Conference, a split on importance of Israeli-Palestinian conflict

HERZLIYA, Israel (JTA)—Naftali Bennett and Tzipi Livni don’t agree on much. Bennett, Israel’s economy minister, sees the West Bank as an inseparable part of the Jewish state and wants Israel to annex its settlements there. Livni, the justice...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 20, 2014

Palestinians avoid U.S. aid cutoff, but what happens when Hamas runs in elections?

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Is the new Palestinian government kosher under U.S. law? A range of American Middle East policy analysts and current and former U.S. officials say that Palestinian Authority...

 
 By Maayan Jaffe    Features    June 20, 2014

20 years after Rebbe's death, Jewish movements increasingly emulate Chabad

Many questions surrounded the future of the Chabad-Lubavitch branch of Hasidism after the death of its seventh and final leader-"the Rebbe," Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson-on June 12, 1994....

 
 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    June 20, 2014

N.Y. legislator Grace Meng an emerging pro-Jewish voice in Congress

Washington Jewish Week She may not be flashy, a firebrand speechmaker, or even very well known outside of her Queens congressional district, but despite her brief legislative career, freshman U.S....

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Kerry calls for release of kidnapped Israelis, cites likely Hamas involvement (JTA)—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called for the immediate release of three kidnapped Israeli teens and noted the “many indications” pointing to Hamas’ invol...

 

Boycotting government Holocaust commemorations, Hungary's Jews forge new path

BUDAPEST, Hungary (JTA)—It isn’t every day that Jewish organizations reject funding for Holocaust commemorations. But that’s what happened in Hungary this spring when Jewish groups refused...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    June 20, 2014

Bitcoin makes aliyah: Cryptocurrency finds Israeli fans

TEL AVIV (JTA)—Blocks away from the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and the headquarters of two major banks, in the corner of the lobby of a boutique hotel, Nimrod Gruber sticks his hand into an ATM. A few seconds later, a QR code prints out. Gruber takes...

 

Where Chabad's lost boys go to find themselves

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (JTA)-The Bais Menachem Youth Development program in this northeastern Pennsylvania city is no typical Chabad yeshiva. The students wear flip-flops and T-shirts, not the typical...

 

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