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The tattoo taboo in Judaism

The Jewish world has a longstanding aversion to tattoos. Even among largely secular Jews, the taboo against body ink remains powerful - a disinclination attributed both to the tattooing of...

 

Non-gendered language for calling Jews to the Torah gets approval

(JTA) - Five years ago, Rabbi Guy Austrian made a small but powerful change at the synagogue he leads: He wrote down the language his community used to call non-binary members to the Torah. That...

 
 By Mike Wagenheim    News    June 24, 2022

21 countries defend Israel against UN Commission of Inquiry, scathing first report

(JNS) — While an official U.N. Commission of Inquiry seeks Israel’s diplomatic isolation, 21 nations came out in support of the Jewish state on Monday, expressing concern about the commission’s uncommonly broad mandate and the U.N. Human...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 24, 2022

Biden to visit Israel, West Bank and Saudi Arabia in mid-July

WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Joe Biden will visit Israel, the West Bank and Saudi Arabia next month in a visit that will emphasize reestablishing U.S. ties with the Palestinians. The Biden administration on Tuesday morning posted the dates for Bide...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israel urges citizens not to travel to Istanbul citing Iranian terrorist threat By Ron Kampeas (JTA) — Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid urged Israelis not to travel to Istanbul, saying that Israeli and Turkish authorities have recently thwarted...

 

Fury over German court's 'anti-Semitic' pro-BDS ruling

(JNS) — The Stuttgart Administrative Court recently ruled that calls to single out the Jewish state for boycott, divestment and sanctions do not violate Germany’s laws against hate speech and are protected, sparking outrage from critics that the...

 

Ben & Jerry's employees required to view anti-Israel lectures

Ben & Jerry's is requiring all new employees to watch four videos about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, all of which appear to be biased against the Jewish state, the Jewish Insider reported. Th...

 
 By Alan Zeitlin    Features    June 24, 2022

'Tehran' pumps up the adrenaline for a show worth watching

(JNS) - Being a Mossad operative in Iran isn't a job for the faint of heart. Viewers get a sense of such intensity watching "Tehran" on Apple TV+, a show that will keep them on the edge of their...

 
 By Jacob Gurvis    News    June 24, 2022

Doug Emhoff spoke to a Holocaust survivor - and his AI 'twin'

LOS ANGELES (JTA) - When Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff sat down for a Zoom conversation with Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter on Wednesday, he opened by saying, "I feel like I already know you!"...

 

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