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Coexistence as seen by world-famous artists, designers

How can art move someone to be more accepting of differences among people?  Can what we see change how we feel? Those are the questions that drove The Museum on the Seam in Jerusalem to hold an...

 By Ben Sales    News    July 12, 2013

Israel's haredim respond with prayer facing draft, reduced subsidies

JERUSALEM (JTA)—The large white poster is topped by a screaming headline written in large black letters: “Hell.” Posted on a wall in Jerusalem’s haredi Orthodox Mea Shearim neighborhood, the...

 By Linda Gradstein    News    July 12, 2013

Ultra-Orthodox women in Israel join workforce

It’s the first day of school for Chani Dickman, an ultra-Orthodox woman in her 40s. She is one of 20 ultra-Orthodox women participating in a training course for medical coding—reading patients charts and diagnoses and assigning the proper codes...

 By Uriel Heilman    News    July 12, 2013

Acknowledging failure on sex allegations, Lamm steps down from Y.U.

NEW YORK (JTA)—In his letter announcing he was stepping down as Yeshiva University’s chancellor and rosh yeshiva, Rabbi Norman Lamm acknowledged his failure to respond adequately to allegations...

 By Linda Gradstein    News    July 12, 2013

New Spirit group trying to keep students in Jerusalem

Tal Shavit, 26, is studying political science at Hebrew University and was looking for a job in Jerusalem for after graduation. She hooked up with New Spirit, a nonprofit trying to encourage students to stay in the holy city after they graduate and...


Common food supplement fights degenerative brain disorders

Many older people already take the compound phosphatidylserine to improve cognition and slow memory loss. There is more good news about this natural food supplement, coming out of an Israeli...

 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 12, 2013

Jewish groups facing obstacles in bid to restore voting protections

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Reps. Eric Cantor and John Lewis stood together recently at a Montgomery, Ala., memorial to martyrs of the civil rights struggle, joining hands to sing “We Shall Overcome....

 By Jana Banin    Features    July 12, 2013

What 'World War Z' says about Israel

(JTA)—”World War Z” gives us the basics of a summer blockbuster—a star actor worth looking at (Brad Pitt) and a far-fetched action-packed plot (hero races to stop virus that is turning all of...


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